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Audio - Integrated vs. Soundblaster Live!

I have an old Soundblaster Live! card, but the new mobo I bought has built-in Audio.

Should I bother with the SB card (is there a benefit to using it?) or just use the integrated audio?

I am not an audiophile. I play games once in a while and don't usually watch movies on this PC.

Thanks!
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  1. I wouldnt bother with SB at all.
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    bl00 said:
    I have an old Soundblaster Live! card, but the new mobo I bought has built-in Audio.

    Should I bother with the SB card (is there a benefit to using it?) or just use the integrated audio?

    I am not an audiophile. I play games once in a while and don't usually watch movies on this PC.

    Thanks!


    Modern HD audio usually is as good or better than the older Sound Blaster cards like the Live! Value card.
  3. Best answer selected by bl00.
  4. protokiller said:
    Modern HD audio usually is as good or better than the older Sound Blaster cards like the Live! Value card.


    I forgot to ask whether I need to worry about resources being used by integrated audio? (that was the main reason I used to build with a separate sound card).

    My new PC has 4GB RAM.

    Thank you!
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