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Old 11-04-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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How many of you would still actually buy a dedicated sound card seeing how integrated sound has improved significantly over the years?
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My integrated works perfectly fine on the motherboard in my sig, and sounds great also.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:11 AM   #3
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I figure on using integrated sound too on my next build since I'm not too picky on that. If the overall system performs well (if you have a system with good specs), the resources used to process sound is not a big factor at all. I don't even use speakers, lol, except for the sound that comes through my laptop.
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I would. I'm always listening to music when I'm on my PC, so I want it to sound good.
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well my sound is intergrated and connected to my amp with 600 Watts of power and it sounds bout 8/10

so im sure it would sound alot better with a sound card but im good for now.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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I plan on getting one soon just because I need something I can connect 2 1/4" cables to, and eventually a subwoofer.
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Integrated sound is fine for most applications. But a dedicated sound card can make quite a bit of difference. We recently put an Audigy2 in my kids machine which was running Abit's AudioMax 7.1 integrated sound. The difference is amazing. Not only is the sound clearer, but the surround effects in gaming are what really stand out. You can now hear things behind and to the sides whereas before, you couldn't discern what direction the sound was coming from.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #8
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I will always buy a sound card. Onboard sound makes some of my N64 games choppy. I have a SB Live in one of them and the difference is amazing. I often try to get out of onboard.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:49 PM   #9
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Depends what you need it for it it has gone the current sound card of course yes.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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I don't see how it can make that much of a difference if you have crappy speakers. I think at some point I'll get some better speakers, and then getting a soundcard will be worth it.
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