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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
So this sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-003-_-Product

versus my on board audio

Rampage III Formula SupremeFX X-Fi 2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-666-_-Product

My question is that.... is my on board sound equivalent or better than this sound card, or worse?
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As far as i can tell that mobo has a better on board then most others. It has a SupremeFX X-Fi 2 there are virtually no specs out there for it but i believe it would be better than that audigy. What speakers/headphones you using this with? I think a better investment would be to wait and get a better card. Depending on what you need it for something in the $100 range would be an upgrade.
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Onboard sound is getting better but it still can't touch good soundcards/external DACs. There's just too much electrical noise and they don't have powerful headphone amps like other solutions. What will you be using it with? No point in upgrading if you're pairing it with $10 ear buds.
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For the price of that old sound blaster you could grab an XtremeMusic.

That would be the better comparison. I'd probably save the 30 dollars and stick with onboard at that point though. Not 100% on it though. On board in my experience has generally been awful. If you're trying to get a sound card because you dislike your motherbaord's onboard, you should shell out more money.
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