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