I am building a new I7 X58 Windows 7 64 bit system. I am using an EVGA X58 SLI mobo. I have an Audigy 2 in my existing computer that I could install in the new system.
Should I install the Audigy 2 or use the onboard sound? Are the Audigy 2 drivers stable on Windows 7? Should I just buy a new sound card instead or is on board good enough at this point? Back in the day a seperate sound card was great because it took the load off of the cpu. I know that isn't important nowadays.
I mainly use the computer for gaming with Logitech Z5500 speakers.
Until about a month ago i had my old Audigy 2-ZS in a new Win7 build.
And yes it sounded better then my ALC 889 onboard.
Problem was i could never get the full suite with all the goodies to install.
Still sounded better then onboard though on Z5300's.
Btw i replaced the Audigy card only because i found a really good deal on the Auzentech X-Plosion card for $35 and it has Win7 drivers.
Btw it sounds even better then the Audigy did.
If you're like me and it sounds like you are onboard just doesn't cut it.