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November 4, 2011 4:41:23 PM

Hi guys,
I just got my new build and I have a question.
My 6 y/o Creative Soundblaster Audigy ZS2 vs On board Realtek ALC889 that comes in my new GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3.
I Enjoyed my Audigy card and it still works fine, the question is if its even worth installing or are the new onboards just as good or even better than such an old card?

Im running:
Intel Core i5 2500K + Scythe Mugen 2
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
GIGABYTE Nvidia Gefore 570 OC version
8Gigs Corsair memory
750W FSP Everest
Thermaltake Armor A60

Thanks a lot,
Roy.

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November 4, 2011 5:06:29 PM

I'd go with the onboard over the Audigy. Its time is past. If you dislike how the onboard sounds, you are free to re-install the audigy after the fact.
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November 4, 2011 5:12:23 PM

Hello... I agree with gamer... I love my Realtek ALC889... Drivers and connection options are great... and I do alot CD/AUDIO/MP3 mastering.
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November 5, 2011 1:12:45 AM

Test without and with the card.
My ALC889 mobo now uses an Audigy 2ZS.
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November 5, 2011 2:00:45 AM

Yeah, sound is very subjective to the listener. I have heard sound systems that I thought sounded absolutely terrible, and someone else thought it was fantastic. So rule of thumb, always listen for yourself and make your own decision of what sounds good and what doesn't. That is why you go listen to systems before you buy them!
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November 5, 2011 1:36:45 PM

Thats probably what i'm going to do. Thanks a lot for the help guys!
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