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Soundblaster x-fi Fatal1ty vs onboard MSI Z68

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November 27, 2011 5:03:49 PM

Hi ALL,

I just purchased an MSI Z68A-GD65G3 mother-board. I have an old Soundblaster x-fi Fatal1ty soundcard from another computer. Would it be better to use the onboard sound from the new mobo or reuse the soundblaster card?

I have a 2.1 Kilpsch desk set speakers I sometimes use and a 5.1 Yamaha speaker set for my home theater setup that I stream movies onto from my computer.

But mostly my gaming is from my headset.


What do you guys think?
November 27, 2011 5:09:46 PM

I personally would not bother with the card but since you already have it why not.
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November 27, 2011 5:13:02 PM

Just wondering if adding more unnecessary components with extra drivers will do more harm than good if the onboard sound is good enough from mobo?
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November 27, 2011 5:13:36 PM

If running optical output then it really dosnt matter much. But if running wired you will hear a little bit of a difference.

Sound cards are annoying pieces of equipment, especially under Vista/win7. I would rather not mess with one again as long as I live!
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