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    Should i use onboard sound or go get a sound card
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    With that spec, even a SoundblasterLive! is gonna be a step in the right direction.
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    this computer already has a sound card i mean teh one i'm gonna get it has onboard sound should i get a sound card?
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    Do you want to tell us which one you're getting?
    Y'know it makes a difference, cos people like PCChips and ECS make dire boards, but Epox, Asus and Soltek () make good ones.
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    Originally posted by Keikan@7 March 2004 - 10:36
    this computer already has a sound card i mean teh one i'm gonna get it has onboard sound should i get a sound card?
    I would get a soundcard and disable the onboard because onbboards eat up your CPU.

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    Originally posted by Evil Gemini+7 March 2004 - 10:50--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Evil Gemini @ 7 March 2004 - 10:50)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Keikan@7 March 2004 - 10:36
    this computer already has a sound card i mean teh one i&#39;m gonna get it has onboard sound should i get a sound card?
    I would get a soundcard and disable the onboard because onbboards eat up your CPU. [/b][/quote]
    Again, it depends on the mobo.

    If it is simply an AC97 interface then the cpu will probably be doing the work.
    But some boards have a built in sound processor. For example, the Asus Deluxe range have an onboard Dolby processor, which takes the work away from the cpu. It&#39;s a lot cheaper to get the Deluxe board than to get the standard board and buy a separate sound card.
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    Originally posted by lynx@7 March 2004 - 05:00

    But some boards have a built in sound processor. For example, the Asus Deluxe range have an onboard Dolby processor, which takes the work away from the cpu. It&#39;s a lot cheaper to get the Deluxe board than to get the standard board and buy a separate sound card.
    Quite right.
    In fact, the Soundstorm ( I believe that&#39;s the clever marketing name) onboard of my Deluxe beats the pants off the Soundblaster Extigy that I used before.
    Well worth it.
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    I love the onboard sound on my asus A7N8X deluxe mobo
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    Originally posted by Chewie UK@7 March 2004 - 06:36
    Do you want to tell us which one you&#39;re getting?
    Y&#39;know it makes a difference, cos people like PCChips and ECS make dire boards, but Epox, Asus and Soltek () make good ones.
    i have an ecs board and although the board is complete crap all around, the sound is better than the sound of my old asus board (of course that board is 6 years old). The sound quality of the ecs is good but teh only prbolems are that it eats up the cpu a little (not too much, a lot when in 3d sound) and it is only 2 channels.

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