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Old October 26, 2008, 02:27 PM
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What would be better? The Realtek ALC888/S/T onboard sound on the EVGA 750i SLI motherboard or the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 - $31.32

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Old October 26, 2008, 02:37 PM
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The external will be maybe and I say maybe a little better depending on your speakers and your ear.

Post back what speakers you have and it'll probly depend on whether they will have an improvement to.

Your probably fine with the onboard card though, if you gonna get a sound card make it worthwhile like over a $100 or there isn't that much gain.
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Old October 26, 2008, 02:40 PM
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The Audigy SE, IIRC, is a software based card for starters it has no hadrware processor. I usually tell people to go with a soudncard insteald of a onboard but I suggest if your going to go with a add in card to Buy one that is a bit newer...
The Audigy SE is really not considered to be a good sounding card. I don't know if this answers your question of not.
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Old October 26, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Old October 26, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Speakers, I haven't gotten yet. For now I have a pair of Zalman ZM-RS6F headphones. I was thinking about getting a decent 2.1 speaker set that's less than $100. Any suggestions.
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Old October 26, 2008, 05:22 PM
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I am really not sure about that as I have never really looked for a speaker system under $100. Do you have any receivers and speakers kicking around? Usually people have olders ones in the basement etc, that they don't use. You can use a receiver and stereo speakers, connect it up to your soundcards output and you will get much better sound then any $100 speaker system. If you have the gear around that is..
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