Re: Sound Card vs Onboard Audio?
Yeha, it depends really. Of course, if you're a hardcore gamer, the x-fi is the way to go. It's so powerful, that, when you're wearing headphones, the sound of you walking in a game will be different from when you're looking up and from when you're looking down.... but, the audigy, the one that you want, joker, is fine. Any sound card is way better than integrated, unless, that is, you have an integrated sound blaster chip. Then it's the same. If you just want to use a 2.1 speaker set up to listen to music and not much else, then you don't really have to. but, if youre like me and you have the z5500e's, and you need the power when you game, yeah, I would definitely get the sound card.
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.