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I don't preffer it in place of a proper offboard PCI sound card, but I believe its the best onboard out of the bunch...

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Well I would say fine as well but then again, I never had a PCI sound card to compare it too. Now if only my lazy butt get off the chair and install it. I even have the audigy 2 from creative :P

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My favorite onboard AC'97 is by Realtek. At least the ALC650 or better. Sounds great for music and most games.

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Try onboard for a month and then switch to a PCI card. Onboard sound doesn't come close to the sound of my Audigy 2 card.

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It's just about become "standered" on most boards...AC97... It does respectful for most uses. Nvidia's soundstorm I believe was one of the better intergrated audio's as well.

My thing with a motherboard has always been to get as much as possible outta CPU control. So I like to use "add on" cards with their own processors that can (if even to a slight extent) remove that load from the CPU itself. Plus depending on the add-on audio card? You can be amazed with some of the audio 'effects' and modes available.

For onboard audio? It's pretty decent..

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Its all about the speakers you have.

If they cant take advantage of the card, no use in getting one.

Although getting a PCI card should take a little stress off of system resources.

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nascarfool.com wrote:
Onboard sound doesn't come close to the sound of my Audigy 2 card.


Considering that an Audigy 2 can cost as much as some motherboards one would hope that was the case. :wink:



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Considering that an Audigy 2 can cost as much as some motherboards one would hope that was the case. :wink:
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Well worth the price too. :wink:

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nascarfool.com wrote:
Aussie wrote:
Considering that an Audigy 2 can cost as much as some motherboards one would hope that was the case. :wink:
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Well worth the price too. :wink:


You guys are making me think about adding one to my system :wink:

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