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If I were you I would just use onboard sound instead of buying a cheap sound card. You wouldnt see much difference anyways
Actually your wrong, a xonar DG is cheap and is better then onboard audio, He will hear the differences.But it still depends on what his speakers/headphones are.

So along he not pairing the card with some speakers and headphones he got from the dollar store he will be fine.
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find for cheaper
$69.99 after MIR is probably the best price around...
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Actually your wrong, a xonar DG is cheap and is better then onboard audio, He will hear the differences.But it still depends on what his speakers/headphones are.

So along he not pairing the card with some speakers and headphones he got from the dollar store he will be fine.
this tbh.
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I have to agree with those who are recommending the

. I recently purchased it along with my brand new ATH-A700 -- and dear lord -- it completely rocks my world.

I was a bit skeptical that it would actually make a noticeable difference to me (I'm no audiophile), but boy was I wrong. There are plenty of threads out there with additional info about the DG if you're interested.

BTW: I registered just to post this, so trust me when I say that even the Xonar DG (at $30) is totally worth it for the improved sound quality over OB. Especially if you're on a budget.
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Wow that's an ugly mobo! lol.

There's only one reason to get a PCIe sound card, and the reason is because PCI slots get in the way of todays crossfire/SLI setups. So if you ever plan to crossfire/SLI on a new motherboard, you're going get mad cause you'll have to replace your sound card as well. I'm speaking from experience.

Anyway I believe the consensus is that the Asus Xonar DG is the winner for best inexpensive sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020
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I got mine for $40 shipped off Newegg, refurbished.
    
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