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August 19, 2011 8:59:04 PM

I currently use BOSE Companion 5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am building new gaming rig. Just wondering if i need to add sound card to get the most out of this speaker? or i will be fine without it?

Here is the link to my current build. Still working on some of the stuff :kaola: 
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Thank you in advance for your help.
Purepenny

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August 21, 2011 1:28:43 AM

Almost all decent boards are now equipment with pretty good onboard sound. Some descreate sound cards like Soundblaster X-fi etc offer some additional features and can also offload some effects processing. The Realtek on-board chip in your case is decent, although you may notice some differnce when compared to the X-fi. Personally I'm moving over my old X-fi for my new box.

I'm building almost the same thing you are, going with an OCZ Revo and an ASUS board though. Check out the board below, I've had probably 8 ASUS boards over the years, no problems, the one GB board I had LITERALLY melted and charred the board, components dripped off. In all fairness I sent it back and they REPAIRED IT (the board still had the char marks but they resoldiered everything and it amazingly worked), but since then I've always stuck with ASUS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 28, 2011 2:31:45 AM

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