Cause why pay extra for something ya don't want? I already have a sound card so I don't want a motherboard with on board sound.
I seems that all the motherboard makers are making new boards with onboard sound, Video, Lan and some even with a modem. I just want a basic motherboard with the basic stuff like Serial port, Parallel port, Usb port, etc. Not all that other stuff.
I have been looking hard and I really want a DDR board but alot of them are coming with onboard sound. I have found a few of the older socket A mother boards that run only SDRAM with no on board sound.
Don't worry about on board sound. That stuff is practically free. How much would you all say it adds to the price. I think about $1 from what I have seen but wippe! Who cares? If you can't pay the dollar go pick up some pop cans for the love of god.
<font color=red><b>Abit</b></font color=red> is the only manufacturer produces mobos without Sound On-board (KT7, KT7A series and KG7 soon). <b><font color=blue>Asus</font color=blue></b> also has mobos without sound.
:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.