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April 23, 2012 5:27:14 PM

i was wondering if this will be any good as a budget sound card and if it will be better than most onboard sound cards.

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April 23, 2012 5:37:33 PM

Depending on your computer, probably not. If you have HD Audio it will probably be about the same, but if your running an AC '97 codec then yes.
April 23, 2012 5:47:39 PM

can you recommend any 5.1 surround sound cards (or better) for under £30?

thanks for your reply.
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April 23, 2012 5:53:17 PM

Can't comment, as I've never heard of them. And unless you have a halfway decent set of speakers/headphones, you could spend hundreds on a soundcard and not know the difference.
April 23, 2012 6:02:23 PM

i have a cm storm headset, you can use it with usb or with a sound card and i hear that to get the best out of the true hd i need to use audio jacks.
April 23, 2012 6:10:11 PM

mercer95 said:
can you recommend any 5.1 surround sound cards (or better) for under £30?

thanks for your reply.

None that I know of that would be an improvement over the built in audio card. If your board only has 2 channel audio, then that card would work nicely. As far as the CM Storm goes, I would use it with USB personally.
April 23, 2012 6:34:37 PM

^^ Why? So it can be crippled by a poor built it DAC?

Anyways, at the $20-$30 range, I'd go with the ASUS Xonar DG or ASUS Xonar DS, as I'd expect a bit more support from ASUS...
April 23, 2012 6:57:58 PM


Second that. I have a Xonar myself and its a helluva card.
April 23, 2012 7:04:55 PM

this is a super noob question but will it fit on this mobo, looking at it, it looks as if it has an extra section on the pci.
April 23, 2012 7:13:35 PM

Yes it should, in either of the two red slots, although if you have a graphics card, only put the card in the slot closest to the edge.
April 23, 2012 7:18:08 PM

ok cheers i thought i would, and it has to go in the bottem pci slot die to my graphics card over hanging.