Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Need sound card?

Last response: in Motherboards
July 21, 2012 8:11:09 PM


I am currently buying a gaming set up and my new bought computer has a asrock Z77 extreme 4. I was wondering if I needed a new sound card with it since I plan on buying a good pair of 2.1 speakers? Does the motherboard already has a good sound output or is a new audio card is needed? If yes, which one should I get (money is not a problem right now). Also, on a side note, which speakers would you recommend?


More about : sound card

July 21, 2012 10:54:32 PM

a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2012 11:17:53 PM

Modern onboard sound is pretty good. Unless you're very discerning/ have really good ears you shouldn't need a sound card. That said, if you do go for it the Asus sound cards are very highly rated.
July 21, 2012 11:23:44 PM

Imo, and I'm no audiophile, a sound card isn't needed as most motherboards have pretty good sound onboard. As for speakers, I'm using these on one of my rigs >> and I'm happy with the sound they reproduce. Audiophiles may disagree with me, but hey, different strokes, for different folks.
Hope this helps, good luck.