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What is the diference between a $50 and a $200 sound card. I've got a 7.1 setup right now running off onboard...do i need a card to get the full 7.1 experience or would yall recommend something else?

P.S.Is my HDMI audio out the gpu 2.1?
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Depends if you plug your 7.1 into the optical out or not. If you're using optical SPDIF then you can use your onboard. If not, then you'll want a sound card. Whether you want a "50" dollar one or a "200" dollar one depends on what speakers you're using.

If they're high end, then you'll want a high end sound card or DAC.

If they're logitech or something, you can live with the "50" dollar solution.
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