Which would be better? Tags: Sound Cards Components Last response: November 13, 2003 12:59 AM in Components Share Dodgy_Bob November 11, 2003 5:03:40 PM I have recently bought a new MB (MSI NEO-2 LS) which has onboard sound. In the past I have always shunned onboard sound chips in favour of SBLive soundcards. Was I right? Basically, what I would like to know is would I be better off (for performance, compatability and general all round smoothness ) using my SBLive 5.1 Platinum or just staying with the onboard sound? Or is there absolutely no difference? Thanks. More about : question kinney November 13, 2003 12:59:24 AM Your SB is going to take a small tax off your CPU. I'd say use the SB, even if it is a live. Unless you had Nforce audio, which you dont. You wont have EAX/a3d support without using the SB. If the SB starts causing issues with your system though, use the onboard of course..might take a while for those to start 'popping' up though. ---- I just tell it like it is and some can't handle it. If your experience is different, well congratu-fukulation. <b>I’M NOT A ATI FANBOY, I’M NOT A NV FANBOY, I’M A STABILITY FANBOY</b> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich would be better Forum SolvedWhich PC is better? (i7 860 - 6Gb - GT 220 vs Q6600 - 4Gb - 8800GT) Forum SolvedWhich of these two GPUs is better? Forum SolvedWhich system would perform better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich wifi would be better? Forum SolvedWhich is better performance wise ? Forum SolvedWhich graphics card is better? Forum Solvedwhich pc is better for gaming Forum SolvedWhich laptop is better? Forum SolvedWhich is better GPU? Forum Solvedwhich Setup Is Better For Me?? Gamer With Old Games Not New,TMNT,Matrix Path Of Neo Etc... Forum SolvedWhich RAM is better? Forum Solvedwhich is better option????? Forum SolvedWhich PSU is better? Forum SolvedWhich cpu cooler is better for i7 4790k. Forum SolvedMe v My Brother, Which is Better? Forum SolvedWhich card is better ?! Forum SolvedWhich would offer better performance, 3.2ghz xeon's with hyperthreading, or 3/6ghz xeons without hyperthreading? Forum SolvedWhich RAM am I better off with? Forum SolvedWhich Graphics Card Is Better Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !