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Hey guys, im planning on doing an upgrade for my pc.. budget is at around 100 dollars. ive narrowed it down to either a mobo or a new soundcard. Im inclined to go for the soundcard right now since BD is on the horizon and SB is quite impressive. My question is, if i get a sound card, (xonar or xfi) will there be a big difference on my gaming/music listening experience? will it be really worth it? i game everyday and also listen to music a lot. will it maximize my t20's capability or should i just stick with an onboard soundcard and invest on something else?

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There's a big difference between onboard and a quality $30 sound card, but personally I don't think there's a $70 difference between a $30 sound card and a $100 sound card. There are maybe two things you'll notice with a sound card. 1: you'll be able to hear the lows and the highs better, and 2. all sounds will be cleaner. By cleaner I mean that if there's music playing, you'll be able to tune it out, whereas with onboard, the sound is kinda harsh and you can sorta feel it assaulting your brain
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i see. with that being said, i might opt for a cheaper one.. im seeing these cheap xfi usb sound cards. im not sure if thats the right way to call them since they look more like thumb drives ^_^.

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