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December 24, 2013 7:43:41 AM

Do I need a sound card for my build?

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December 24, 2013 7:47:21 AM

You don't NEED one, but you might want one. Depends on you.
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December 24, 2013 8:03:36 AM

Your main board has on-board Realtek ALC892 7.1 Channel audio which is fine for most people.


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December 24, 2013 8:04:16 AM

iamcacao said:
You don't NEED one, but you might want one. Depends on you.


So id ont need one to play games and stuff

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December 24, 2013 8:12:18 AM

Nope...
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December 24, 2013 8:13:12 AM

stevenfd said:
iamcacao said:
You don't NEED one, but you might want one. Depends on you.


So id ont need one to play games and stuff



Your motherboard has onboard audio, so you don't need a soundcard to be able to hear. However if you want really high end sound you might want to invest in a soundcard or DAC.

From what I hear that isn't the case, so just stick to the onboard sound and you'll be fine ;) 
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December 24, 2013 8:17:21 AM

I've always used my onboard which rocks. If you wanna go all the way and spend alot of money on a sound card which really doesn't make that much fo a difference go for it. but i would suggest keep the money and use onboard.
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December 24, 2013 8:17:21 AM

I've always used my onboard which rocks. If you wanna go all the way and spend alot of money on a sound card which really doesn't make that much fo a difference go for it. but i would suggest keep the money and use onboard.
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December 24, 2013 8:29:42 AM

You don't NEED a sound card, but you'll be glad you bought one. Audio fidelity is miles ahead of the onboard junk you get these days. Onboard has come a long way, but it is still no comparison to a proper sound card I can tell you that much. Anyone who says "Oh it's the same blah blah blah" never used a proper sound card in their lives or they used one with $20 cans. That's a fact.

The motherboard you have picked has Realtek ALC892 = Junk, but good enough if you don't care.
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December 24, 2013 12:45:58 PM

My recommendation is to build without the sound card first and simply rely on the integrated sound chip. If you don't like the quality of the sound coming out of your speakers, then at that point you should look into getting a sound card. However, that's assuming the speaker is not the problem.

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