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do you still use a sound card?

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1 year ago#1
or do you use the on-board one?
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1 year ago#2
Onboard, but if you're an audiophile, I can see the benefit in getting a sound card.
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1 year ago#3
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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1 year ago#4
External DAC.
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1 year ago#5
praetor fenix posted...
External DAC.

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1 year ago#6
External card due to not having PCI slots.

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1 year ago#7
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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1 year ago#8
Xonar DG for Dolby Headphone
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1 year ago#9
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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1 year ago#10
_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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