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good sound card that wont break the bank?

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hi everyone, im in the process of selecting parts for building my first computer, so far i have
CPU
GPU
RAM
PSU
HDD
SSD
Mother Board
Monitor
Case (5 built in fans)

and i was thinking i had everything needed to build my computer when i realized, i dont have a sound card... i wont be able to hear any audio.. i was happy too cause i thought i had stayed with in the budget i set..
well can anyone recommend a good affordable sound card, that wont break the bank? sound isnt as complicated as video, right? so it shouldnt need to be too powerful for it to give me good quality, well at least thats what i think, guess well see. thanks guys for any suggestions you have on a good sound card for me haha
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The vast majority of motherboards these days come with integrated audio..
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Auzentech xplosion. $51.
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
The vast majority of motherboards these days come with integrated audio..
ohhh really? wow im getting this one, does it have it?


GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


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Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels
thats this right? so it does have audio?
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Originally Posted by soraxd View Post
ohhh really? wow im getting this one, does it have it?


GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard




thats this right? so it does have audio?
yup. integrated audio.
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It's got pretty dang good integrated audio, too.

/thread.
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It's got pretty dang good integrated audio, too.

/thread.
haha glad to hear, alright that clears that up for me, thanks everyone!
post #8 of 8
For around $50 you can get a Xonar DS or for about $80 you can get a refurbished Fatal1ty.

Both of which are far better than the on-board audio.
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