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Old December 6, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
If you are not an audiophile my recommendation is the safe/cheap one. Build with only onboard, and then if its not to your standards add a sound card.
I actually disagree with this. Most people would think onboard is perfectly fine, but thats usually because they've never experienced how much better a sound card is. I bought my sound card because the xonar dx was on sale for 30 and I was going to try it just for the hell of it. Now I think onboard is unacceptable.

You gotta just try it and youll never go back.
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Old December 7, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Very sorry for my ignorance guys, thank you for all the posts and recommendations! :)
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Old December 10, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Default Yeah, once you get a SC - your spoilt for good

I have to agree here. Although now days you can get a Xonar DGX for $5 more. I have a swanky MSI mainboard with good quality sound. I didnt think it could get any better until I used the Asus Xonar. A freakin big difference in my iopinion. I can never go back to onboard after listenig to the difference.

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Old December 22, 2012, 04:40 PM
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It makes a difference if you have a good set of speakers or a good pair of head phones.But the sound off of a video card does'nt down right suck plus you don't have to mess with hooking up a sound card and you can run everthing off the HDMI cable which makes it so easy .I used to have to have the best sound card but now live in apartments and the sound off a GTX-670 works just fine for me.
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