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Should I use my 80 dollar sound card or my onboard sound?

Ryan10112
  • 50 months ago

Creative Labs Z PCIe Sound Card ($80): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000

Asus Xonar DSX ($43): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-sound-card-xonardsx

The Motherboard (if it even matters): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z170a

One thing I definitley want to know is, wether or not I should use my 80 dollar soundcard, the 43 dollar soundcard, or if I should just use the onboard sound. On the previous topic I posted, I had a person that said my 80 dollar soundcard was a bit to much, so I changed to a 43 dollar sound card, and then someone said that with a card that cheap I should just use onboard sound. So I want someone to tell me wether I should use my 80 dollar sound card, the 43 dollar sound card, or the onboard sound.

BTW: This computer will be mostly used for gaming and video streaming.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What headphones will you be using?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

You probably won't need a souncard unless you want virtual surround sound. Try them with onboard first.

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