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 Which is better for games? Forum Which Computer is better for gaming. Forum Which one of these computers is better for gaming. Forum Which of these computers is better ? Forum Which build is better Forum Which is better : XFX vs Sapphire vs Asus HD 7750 Forum Which is better celeron 700mhz or athlon 800mhz Forum Which of these builds is better gaming Forum Which Laptop is better for Final Fantasy A Relm Reborn Forum Which ssd is better ? Forum Which Cell Phone IS better ? Forum Which laptop processor is better - AMD quad core A6-3420 with Turbo Core vs. the Forum Which is better ? Forum Which specs are better ? Forum Which is a better choice? Forum Which is better ? Forum Which is better ? Forum Which one is better for gaming? Forum Which one is better Forum Which game has better Graphics Far Cry 3 or Battlefield Bad Company 2? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !