i have an Alienware Aurora coming, this will be the first computer without a sound card i have owned. it is loaded with 2 5870's therefore no room for a sound card.
is onboard sound any good for gaming?
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Yea, onboard sound in near enough all cases is more then enough for most people, you shouldnt worry too much about the loss of a dedicated sound card
thanks, even though i made out like a bandit on the exchange i was worried it would sound like crap. i have another question for you. this new computer has RAID 0 256. G Solid State drives. my old computer has 300G drives SATA. the Dell exchange guy didnt notice the mistake will they be as good as SATA drives?
2 256GB SSDs in a Raid 0 array? Yes they will smoke the water off any mechanical HDDs
thanks from for the help, i am not a novice but i am far from a pro. i do know that the guy was trying to match my old system exactly and instead of picking way bigger SAta's he saw the option and figured that it was close enough. meanwhile it was a $1600 option on Alienware.
my other option for the soundcard was to pick a GTX 295 and have a sound card.
what do you think?
For gaming performance, 2 of the 5870s will have at least 75% more performance then a 295. That kinda of sacrifice isnt worth it just for a dedicated sound card
all the things they upgarded me too were above my old computer.