Sound card or onboard?


I was just wondering if my onboard sound card on my motherboard here

is better than my sound blaster live! 24 bit card

which one should i use?
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  1. If you have both, try each out and pick the best.

    If you are looking to buy a sound card, try the on-board sound first. Most of the time you will find it to be excellent.

    Only if you have high end speakers and a good ear would a sound card be worthwhile.

    In past history, a sound card saved some cpu cycles, but with today's faster cpu's and multi cores any cpu savings is a non-issue.
  2. Most onboard soundchips will produce better output then an old SB Live card these days.
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