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February 3, 2011 12:48:46 PM

Could anyone recommend me the cheapest decent soundcard there is? I'm about to build a new rig and this is the last piece of the puzzle that I need, however I know little to nothing about soundcards. I'm not to big on spending alot as I just need it for decent game quality sound and ventrilo/skype etc.

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February 3, 2011 1:11:33 PM

I would suggest to you to try the onboard out first. For 99% of people onboard sound is all you will ever need.

I f I were to suggest a card though I would not really get anything cheaper then this.

ASUS Xonar DX $89.99 - 69.99 after rebate which is a pretty good deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2011 1:40:43 PM

I looked at the main website of my mobo and didnt see anything about onboard sound however, asus sabertooth x58
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February 3, 2011 1:44:52 PM

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
RealtekĀ® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
ASUS Noise Filter
Supports 192khz/24bit BD Lossless Sound
Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O



Thats in the motherboard specs. All modern motherboards come with some sort of soundcard either onboard or some motherboard manufacturers will give an expansion PCI E card. The realtek should be fine for what you described you want it doesn't sound like you an audiophile or anything since you are asking for the cheapest solution.

So try the onboard out I bet you will be more then satisfied with it onboard sound has come a long way in the past 5 years.
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February 3, 2011 2:31:09 PM

saaiello said:
Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
RealtekĀ® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
ASUS Noise Filter
Supports 192khz/24bit BD Lossless Sound
Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O



Thats in the motherboard specs. All modern motherboards come with some sort of soundcard either onboard or some motherboard manufacturers will give an expansion PCI E card. The realtek should be fine for what you described you want it doesn't sound like you an audiophile or anything since you are asking for the cheapest solution.

So try the onboard out I bet you will be more then satisfied with it onboard sound has come a long way in the past 5 years.


Wow cant believe I missed that haha im such a retard. Anyways thanks for the input its good to know I can save some money on this part!
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February 3, 2011 2:31:20 PM

Best answer selected by allkindsoftime.
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February 3, 2011 2:33:27 PM

No problem Good Luck with your build.
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