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do you still use a sound card?

#1auginistePosted 2/19/2014 12:20:59 AM
or do you use the on-board one?
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#2PokenubPosted 2/19/2014 12:22:29 AM
Onboard, but if you're an audiophile, I can see the benefit in getting a sound card.
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#3SefyrothPosted 2/19/2014 12:28:49 AM
I still have this.. X-FI F@Tality or something.
I honestly can't remember what the actual name of it is anymore.
Windows just calls it "SB XFI" in device manager.

Buuuut, it has decent driver support, plays games, has extremely useful software for signal processing, and most importantly of ALL! It has an LED and a HEAT SINK!
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#4praetor fenixPosted 2/19/2014 12:30:48 AM
External DAC.
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#5daemon_danPosted 2/19/2014 12:35:00 AM
praetor fenix posted...
External DAC.

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#6Erik212Posted 2/19/2014 12:42:59 AM
External card due to not having PCI slots.

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#7_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 2/19/2014 12:50:39 AM
yeah, just cos I have one lying around. Not sure if it will still be worth using for my next motherboard, since on board sound is getting better all the time. But for now it still is.
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 2/19/2014 12:53:32 AM
Xonar DG for Dolby Headphone
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#9betatechPosted 2/19/2014 12:56:26 AM
I do, d2x in my main system and a lower end xonar in my old pc as the onboard stopped working (d2x was from this rig before I upgraded).
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#10Lonestar2000Posted 2/19/2014 1:00:19 AM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
yeah, just cos I have one lying around. Not sure if it will still be worth using for my next motherboard, since on board sound is getting better all the time. But for now it still is.

Sound cards will always be better than onboard sound except for the really high end boards.
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