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 CPU, MoBo combo is better? (RD) Forum SolvedWhich AM3+ Motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich build is better? Forum SolvedWhich Mobo is better Forum SolvedWhich is better vid encoding Stock AMD FX-9590 vs. i7-5960X OCed to 4.2 Forum SolvedWhich one is better? Forum SolvedWhich of these 2 computers is better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich one better?Acer H6 H236HLbid or Asus VX238HBlack Forum Solvedwhich is the overall better manufacturer Forum SolvedGigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 vs Asus Z97-A. Which one for better durability and gaming? Forum SolvedI got these 2 Mobo's for free, which one is better overall? Forum Solvedwhich tv/monitor is better? Forum SolvedWhich CPU will supply me with better FPS on games like BF4 on High/Ultra settings? Forum SolvedWhich is better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich PC is Better? Forum SolvedWhich is better? v2 Forum SolvedWhich is better? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is better? Forum SolvedWhich is better? Forum SolvedWhich RAM is better for Asus Maximus VII Formula and Intel Core i7-4790k Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !