Creative 70SB073A00000 Tags: Homebuilt Creative Sound Cards Systems Product Last response: July 4, 2010 10:14 PM in Systems Share lehighace06 July 2, 2010 3:20:52 AM I'm considering owning this sound card, regularly costs around $100, but I can get it for $25. Will it be better than the onboard sound by enough to justify a $25 price tag? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : creative 70sb073a00000 boldor July 3, 2010 12:35:18 PM It will be better, for sure. m 0 l jsc a c 122 B Homebuilt system July 3, 2010 4:44:43 PM boldor said:It will be better, for sure. Maybe. It will depend on the audio chipset on the motherboard. Modern HD audio from onboard chips is very good now. It would take a very good discrete audio card to outdo it. one place where the Creative card might have an advantage is EAX. Many of the motherboards do not implement EAX properly. m 0 l Related resources Creative 70SB073A00000 - Forum Creative labs sound blaster and higher end headphones? - Forum Creative X-Fi Titanium HD VS. Auzen X-Fi Prelude - Forum Creative SOUND BLASTER 5.1 VX - Forum Connect Creative Soundblaster Z to DVD drive? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer boldor July 3, 2010 7:42:39 PM Most mobos use realteks HD audio. Its decent quality but almost ANY aftemarket soundcard outruns it in preformance and options such as eax. m 0 l lehighace06 July 4, 2010 7:32:03 PM thanks guys. my motherboard is the one in my sig (which got turned off somehow), does that help you tell me if it will be better? m 0 l lehighace06 July 4, 2010 7:32:21 PM still trying to turn my sig back on m 0 l boldor July 4, 2010 10:14:29 PM That motherboard uses Asus; ADI AD2000B audio chip... It is decent but definetely not in the same league as the soundblaster. Go for the card bro m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCREATIVE INSPIRE T5400 driver needed for win 8 Forum SolvedCreative speakers turn off randomly Forum SolvedConnect Creative Speakers to Samsung T.V. Forum SolvedAsus Xonar Essence STX vs Creative SoundBlasters X-Fi Titanium HD Forum Solvedwhere to download creative eax 1.0 driver Forum SolvedRealtek ALC887 vs Creative SB Live! Forum Solvedcreative live chat vf 0500 drivers Forum SolvedFor Music: Logitech Z506 or Creative Inspire T6200? Forum SolvedGaming and creative build (Please check) Forum SolvedCreative GigaWorks T20 Series II 28 watts RMS 2.0 Speakers Any Good? Forum Solvedtroubling with creative 5.1 speaker with onboard audio device Forum SolvedLooking for perfect gaming/recording/creative laptop! Please help! Forum SolvedLooking for the perfect Gaming/Recording/Creative Producing Laptop Forum SolvedCreative Sound Blaster Z with Siberia V2 Headset Forum SolvedSoundcard for BF4 (Creative Labs Titanium HD vs Xonar Pheobus or others) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !