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Hello.

This is my NZXT Phantom white:

Case: NZXT Phantom white
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.7GHz
Processor cooler: Cooler Master V10
Power Supply: Tagan TG900-BZ 950watt
Sound card: Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card
Graphics card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series 2 Gigabyte OC edition
Memory: G.E.I.L. 16384MB RAM
Hard drive: 2.5 TB

Caveat,

Do you recommend the Razer Barracuda sound card? Is there a real difference between a sound card and on board if your motherboard already uses DD Live? I am currently using a pair of Astro A50's that i connect via optical and was wondering if a sound card would improve the sound quality or would it not make a difference?

Thanks

You should actually look at getting something better. Creative and Asus both make really good soundcards. To be honest, it's a night and day difference over onboard audio. Even the best DSP software in the world can't make onboard audio sound like an actual audio card.
post #13992 of 15182
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You should actually look at getting something better. Creative and Asus both make really good soundcards. To be honest, it's a night and day difference over onboard audio. Even the best DSP software in the world can't make onboard audio sound like an actual audio card.

Not to argue with you b/c in most cases you are absolutely correct. But the onboard on my G1.Sniper 3 sounds way better than my Creative sound card. So it depends on the mobo and level of development they've put into it.
 
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ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
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Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
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NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
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2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
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Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
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Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
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ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
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Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #13993 of 15182
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You should actually look at getting something better. Creative and Asus both make really good soundcards. To be honest, it's a night and day difference over onboard audio. Even the best DSP software in the world can't make onboard audio sound like an actual audio card.

Not to argue with you b/c in most cases you are absolutely correct. But the onboard on my G1.Sniper 3 sounds way better than my Creative sound card. So it depends on the mobo and level of development they've put into it.

Depends on what sound card. My cheap Creative Card on My Asrock sounds better than any onboard audio I've ever had, but it doesn't sound better than one of the highend cards from Creative. IT's true that development and drivers for the card are important, but I've never heard onboard audio beat even the cheapest sound cards. Then again, sound is typically down to the user, but as a general rule, sound card>onboard audio.
post #13994 of 15182
Trust me this onboard sounds better. Here is a link to Gigabyte's page: G1.Sniper 3 It's kick ass audio, and it's well shielded = great sound quality. thumb.gif
 
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
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NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
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ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
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Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
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2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
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Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
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Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
MouseMouse Pad
ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
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post #13995 of 15182
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Originally Posted by Mezza1989 View Post

Caveat,

Do you recommend the Razer Barracuda sound card? Is there a real difference between a sound card and on board if your motherboard already uses DD Live? I am currently using a pair of Astro A50's that i connect via optical and was wondering if a sound card would improve the sound quality or would it not make a difference?

Thanks
As the people above say. Choose another audio card.

The Razer Barracuda AC-1 gaming audio card is allready a few years old. So there are allready cards on the market with better quality sound. The only reason that i still have this card is because it is still working and in my ears the quality of the sound is good enough. But if i must choose now i should go with ASUS or Creative.
Edited by Caveat - 2/14/13 at 9:51am
post #13996 of 15182
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Hello.

This is my NZXT Phantom white: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Case: NZXT Phantom white
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.7GHz
Processor cooler: Cooler Master V10
Power Supply: Tagan TG900-BZ 950watt
Sound card: Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card
Graphics card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series 2 Gigabyte OC edition
Memory: G.E.I.L. 16384MB RAM
Hard drive: 2.5 TB

Looks good man.
post #13997 of 15182
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Looks good man.
Thanks smile.gif But i think ill go soon buy the NZXT Phantom 820 and i want to switch the Cooler Master V10 for Liquid Cooling. Dont know which one. Anyone knows a good system which cools my CPU and GPU?
post #13998 of 15182
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Thanks smile.gif But i think ill go soon buy the NZXT Phantom 820 and i want to switch the Cooler Master V10 for Liquid Cooling. Dont know which one. Anyone knows a good system which cools my CPU and GPU?

I recommend the upcoming Swiftech H220, 2 3/8"x5/8" compression fittings, GPU block of your choice and however many plugs are needed (usually 2).thumb.gif
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post #13999 of 15182
guy's can you give me some info on the NZXT Phantom Enthusiast drool.gif
on the top of the case it has a USB.2 controller has NZXT brought out a USB.3 to replace it or does anyone know someone that makes one headscratch.gif
post #14000 of 15182
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guy's can you give me some info on the NZXT Phantom Enthusiast drool.gif
on the top of the case it has a USB.2 controller has NZXT brought out a USB.3 to replace it or does anyone know someone that makes one headscratch.gif

NZXT makes a 3.0 conversion kit that replaces one of the 2.0 inputs with a 3.0 input. The 3.0 header on conversion kit has right angle where it attaches to the I/O PCB, whereas the 3.0 headers on the OEM I/Os on the later Phantoms were straight, because the case has a cutout. I don't know if NZXT will ship one to Ireland, but if they won't I have an extra one that you can have for $5+shipping. I only ask for the $5 because I hate filling out the paperwork at the post office.
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