I recently bought this motherboard, and should be installing it soon. The one thing I've been thinking about is not even bothering with installing my Soundblaster Audigy Sound card. My thoughts are as follows:
- I don't use my PC to listen to music, and I rarely have the audio turned up very loud on it
- Less hardware and less driver support make for a more stable system
- A $170 motherboard should have decent audio
So unless ASUS has really crappy driver support for their integrated sound, can should just forgo the sound card?
Do you guys use audio cards? Also, one other place I asked this question they said I should use a sound card for gaming since the audio would consume CPU real-estate. Since audio requires so little processing, I can't see how this would be an issue. Also, I will be using an i5 750 CPU.