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On board sound or SB Audigy 2?

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September 27, 2010 5:53:41 PM

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.

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September 27, 2010 8:35:11 PM

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.
September 28, 2010 12:57:33 AM

I think I will get it up and running with the onboard sound then try out the Audigy 2 to see how/if it works.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 1:54:20 AM

beekermartin said:
I think I will get it up and running with the onboard sound then try out the Audigy 2 to see how/if it works.

By all means it's worth the effort.
I built my rig and added the Audigy about a week later.
I think you'll notice the difference once you add yours as well.
September 28, 2010 6:06:26 PM

lol??? im sure it sounds worse then the onboard.... the specs dont lie.
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