Onboard sound? Tags: Motherboards Computer Last response: February 18, 2010 2:36 PM in Motherboards Share ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 4:28:33 AM are there any companies that make a small (microATX or miniITX) board with sound I'm not going to want to upgrade with a $100 x-Fi card? I'm tired of motherboards I have to upgrade out of the box... it's just annoying... I don't really NEED a new computer, so I guess I'm saying I'm not buying until I find exactly what I want... More about : onboard sound p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:44:56 AM EVERY new mobo comes with onboard sound... even my ancient thing has onboard sound... ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 4:52:04 AM thats not true, Foxconn bloodrage is a perfect example... there are motherboards out there w/o onboard sound... they're just rare... and that wasn't the question... Related resources Sound Card vs Onboard Sound w/ ATH-m50 & Spotify - Forum Creative X-Fi Elite Pro vs Onboard X-fi sound - Forum Should i get a sound card or use onboard sound - Forum Onboard sound incredibly silent - Forum How good is on-board sound for Maximus Formula V? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:54:16 AM Yea... look at any mini-atx board from asus/gigabyte, theyll have onboard sound... as for mini-itx.. only ones i know of are on atom or ion platforms.. but they still have onboard jsc a c 156 V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:55:12 AM And the current HDA is pretty good. It doesn't support things like SB's EAX 5.0, but what do you expect for free. And Soundblaster makes a perfectly serviceable 5.1 card for about $30. ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 5:06:24 AM meh, I just don't understand to problem with giving us quality products... I mean they sell lot's of motherboards that cost 200-300 dollars... so what gives? jsc a c 156 V Motherboard February 18, 2010 6:10:48 AM They sell lots more costing $75 - $200. I will be willing to bet you, that in a double blind test, 98% of all computer users cannot reliably distinguish between modern HDA and something like an X-Fi using computer speakers. ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 2:36:43 PM hmm, maybe you're right... I'll go grab an xFi card off of ebay at some point and give that a try... I'll get my buddy to help... maybe I'll post my results on youtube... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIssues with onboard sound C5FZ ForumDoes this motherboard come with an onboard sound card? ForumOnboard Sound Crackles and deterioration ForumP8Z77-V Pro onboard sound issue ForumNo sound from asus p8z68-v pro on-board HDMI ForumWhich sound card onboard vs Creative ForumOnboard Sound buzzing after psu was fried. ForumAudio Crashing with Onboard Sound ForumOnboard Sound Problem ForumLost onboard sound card ForumSound card's maximum volume half of onboard 's ForumSoundcard conflict with onboard sound ? ForumOnboard Sound Output Gone Very Low ForumSound Card, MoBo Compatibility, Onboard Audio ForumOnboard sound blown, looking for a solution or cheap sound card. More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !