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Will the sound card that comes with my motherboard be good enough

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July 16, 2012 6:41:07 AM

I plan on buying these

Logitech Z906 500W 5.1 Speakers

I am also buying an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

This motherboard has an integrated sound card but i am wondering if it will be enough to make my surround sound / super loud skyrim/bf3 adventure sound purely amazing or should i buy a high end sound card?

Thank you in advance

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a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2012 8:45:16 AM

I don't think you should spend any money on sound cards as all new mobo's provide you with HD quality sound, as well as 5.1, 7.1 and even 10.1 configuration. Your mobo is a very good choice as well.

P.S. Make sure you download the appropriate Realtek driver!!
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a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2012 12:15:42 PM

Going without a soundcard when you have decent speakers is like playing a game at 720p with no AA. Its "ok" to look at, but not nearly as good as it can be.

My standard recommendation is the ASUS Xonar DX, currently going for about $75. Just make sure to have a free floppy power connector [most PSU's still have one].
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July 22, 2012 4:18:41 AM

Best answer selected by chugginmilk.
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July 22, 2012 4:59:15 AM

If in later times you want to play your games with top notch sound i would recommend buying a corsair headset
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July 22, 2012 5:13:00 AM

hawkswoop said:
If in later times you want to play your games with top notch sound i would recommend buying a corsair headset


I dunno why but im not a big fan of headsets i would much rather have a nice surround sound setup vs a headset. Just personal preference tho.
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