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 SSD is better? Forum Solvedwhich is better Forum SolvedHi, which one is better and I'd get a decent fps... etc with following Graphic Cards: Forum SolvedWhich of these two motherboards is better. Forum SolvedWhich Laptop is better Forum SolvedWhich combo is better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich laptop is better: 1st generation Intel Core i5 Samsung or a 4th generation Intel Core i3 Acer Forum SolvedWhich Cpu is Better? Forum SolvedWhich laptop is better? Forum SolvedWhich GPU is better for my System?I do YouTube and Gaming Forum SolvedWhich CPU is better ? Forum SolvedWhich one's the better video card for gaming? Forum Solvedwhich video card is better for gaming and hd movies? Forum SolvedBitFenix Shinobi or NZXT Phantom 410?Which is better? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is better Forum Solvedwhich is better Forum SolvedWhich one of the two motherboards is better? Forum SolvedIntel Core i7-4960X Extreme vs Core i7-4790K, which is better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich smartphone is better? Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8? Forum SolvedWhich power supply is better? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !