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#1 Linoman

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:41 AM

When I had my old PC for about +- 4 years I always used me onboard AC 97. Back then I thought it was pretty good :headset: , but when I had my new PC built a couple of months ago. I decided to have an Audigy installed.

Ever since the Audigy I couldn't realise the difference, but I never directly compared the two with each other. Then last night I needed to use the on board Real Tek, after listening to the two, I started lauging.

On board audio sounds like cr@p, when compared to a dedicated card such as the Creative Audigy. How do you guys feel?

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:52 AM

Asked a year ago I would have said a dedicated card..........now..........the onboard sound is that good you really wouldn't notice (unless your heavily into mixing/producing etc.)........... :headset:

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:53 AM

add on card for xp, but the vista onboard audio codec/drivers are a cut above their counterparts. still, if you have the option to use an add on audio card, go for it!

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:05 AM

Any idea whats the most recommended onboard sound card

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:12 AM

Any board supporting the Realtek ALC882d audio codec.....which provides high definition 8 channel sound output with Dolby......... :headset:

Like mine.........LOL :cool2: :chriso:

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:22 AM

lol, my onboard is almost exactly the same. Also with 8channel and Dolby support.. For some reason I still think the Creative is better

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:50 AM

I love the ASUS A8V on board sound... :chriso:

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Realtek ALC850 8-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
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...but an Audigy card wouldnt be superfluous stuff for me :headset:

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:54 AM

On my old rig's sound cards keeped glitching and burning out.(Creative) So I planned my new rig with onboard sound. ASUS A8N Premium . Its got more than I need. I still have the Creative 5.1 speakers. Its all working great now. ("now" lol, Its over a year- gosh!- about a year and a half old. Man, time flys! )

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:32 AM

I use to not see the point in anything else but onboard. But then I finally ordered a X-Fi, and I was blown away!! I will never go back!! Only way to go if you are a big sound buff. Then again, you need good speakers to back it up. You won't see a difference if you are running 20 dollar set of speakers from Dell or Staples. I have a set of 250 dollar Cambridge Sound Works speakers which really sound nice!!!

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:10 AM

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 08:56 PM

I never, EVER used my onboard. I always bought Creative soundcards since I started building PCs. Chris is right. The X-Fi is awesome. It will blow your mind. I had an Audigy 2ZS and an Audigy 4 before my X-Fi. Audigys don't even begin to stand up against them

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for backing a brother up dave!!

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:25 PM

lol. No prob chris. Just speaking the truth. I don't mean to be a twat here but if anybody votes for on-board and has heard the X-Fi, that person needs his ears de-waxed ...

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:06 PM

View PostDavid_Heavey, on Dec 5 2006, 01:25 PM, said:

lol. No prob chris. Just speaking the truth. I don't mean to be a twat here but if anybody votes for on-board and has heard the X-Fi, that person needs his ears de-waxed ...
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:27 AM

Now thats a FAN! :headset:




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