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Creative 70SB073A00000

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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...

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July 3, 2010 12:35:18 PM

It will be better, for sure.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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July 4, 2010 7:32:21 PM

still trying to turn my sig back on
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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 :) 
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