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Old 07-29-2006, 05:12 AM   #11
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Thats something I didn't see before... bad for not choosing a dedicated sound card....
They are cheap, and worth it. I'd add a Creative up there
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:26 AM   #12
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If your going to be listening to a lot of music and playing a lot of games, you'll see a big improvement with a Creative X-Fi and a set of nice speakers.

The PSU is fine in my opinion - it's not going to be streched with that setup, and unless you add Quad SLI or something like that your not going to need any more.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:33 AM   #13
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Even if music is only played a bit, A Sound Blaster Audigy doesn't cost the earth, and will be fine for anyone like that really
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No point even thinking about an Audigy - the X-Fi blows it out of the water, and HD Audio is just as good as the Audigy.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:40 AM   #15
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Thats true, and I would go for an X-Fi, but for light music listening and gaming, and Audigy or Audigy 2 would be great anyhow.

The onboard, would probably still though suffer problems with processor lag, interference, etc.
With dedicated, theres no change of that happening.
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The entire A8N and A8V lineup were flaky as hell and constantly failed.
i definately agree there, i lost count of the A8's i replaced.
god, i hate them.
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Thats true, and I would go for an X-Fi, but for light music listening and gaming, and Audigy or Audigy 2 would be great anyhow.

The onboard, would probably still though suffer problems with processor lag, interference, etc.
With dedicated, theres no change of that happening.
I use onboard with a AMD 64 3000+ and have never had any problems
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:56 AM   #18
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yeah, i have the ocz powerstream 600 watts psu, its AWESOME!!!
the finishing, leds in the back and the wiring is superb.
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First off, due to large quantity of Asus motherboards dyeing after short amounts of time we won't be buying Asus motherboards until they release decent motherboards again. The MSI ones are slightly slower but far more reliable.

Second off, a 600watt GameXStream is a bit overkill IMO, since we will not be overclocking or running arrays of hard drives. The powerstream's are not the best, but they deliver enough clean power for a PC
hey bucko!
You see my sig. If my rig is running with the suggested motherboard and PSU and the reviews are good, why
is ASUS not good? HUH!?!

Go with a GameXStream. Very stable and reliable.
and go with the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe.
You can go with your MSI, but the ASUS is much better and stable from what I have heard.

Go ahead and waste your money!
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Thats true, and I would go for an X-Fi, but for light music listening and gaming, and Audigy or Audigy 2 would be great anyhow.

The onboard, would probably still though suffer problems with processor lag, interference, etc.
With dedicated, theres no change of that happening.
Audigy's have the same DAC's and everything as all the X-FI's except the really high end one, so unless you're sucked in by the "Crystalizer" their the same thing for music listening.

However right now we have opted for intergrated sound, due to the fact that it may just be good enough. And if it's primary purpose is music, their's alot of better cards you can get for listening to music. X-FI's are a gaming card not a music card, and not a production card :P

EDIT: I am not saying everyone's Asus motherboards will crash, it's just that MSI motherboards have been far more reliable. 1-2% slower however, but I prefer that to problematic boards.
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