hey i need some help here
i don't know anything about sound cards and i really like amazing, crisp life-like game audio and music and found the Asus Xonar Essence STX its 199 dollars and has gotten good reviews
but the sound card from the Asus maximus formula 3 (sound is NOT BUILT in the mobo) looks promising but idk should i take the mobo sound card, get the essence instead or you guys suggest some other sound card?
If you're ordering the motherboard anyway, try the sound card that comes with it first. Motherboard sound has gotten very good, and if Asus is already improving on it in the bundle... should be good enough for almost everyone. If you're still unsatisfied, you can find another product.