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March 12, 2005 6:53:48 PM

I need a decent soundcard to play music and watch movies. I don't play game that much.

I was thinking of getting C-Media CMI8768 PCI 8-Channel Sound Card or Turtle Beach Riviera 5.1 Channel Surround Sound. Which one is better? Is there any other soundcard around $20.00 that is good. I have VIA chipset so I will try to avoid Creative soundcard.


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March 12, 2005 9:23:47 PM

If you are outputing digitally and don't game then CMEDIA's can't be beat.

If its analog output the CMedia should do fine, but I think the Turtle Beach card might have better analog sound quality.
March 13, 2005 6:10:38 PM

Thank for the reply. I may just get the CMedia soundcard. Just on more note, this soundcard Guillemot Maxi Sound ForTissimO is also around 20.00 dollar area. Is it any better?

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March 13, 2005 6:30:51 PM

What is wrong with your onboard sound?

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March 13, 2005 7:31:41 PM

Onboard sound take CPU power
Only stay onboard and can't move to another PC
Quality sound is less, but not by much
Less features
Can not selective (what brand on the board is what U get)

Overall #1 reason, motherboard does not have onboard sound. Where do I get onboard sound with motherboard that does not have onboard sound? I never know I have onboard sound. Must be hiding pretty well. Must be magic.



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March 13, 2005 7:46:13 PM

Your Abit IC7 has 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board, need to enable it in bios.

Your Abit KR7A does not have onboard sound.

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March 13, 2005 8:22:40 PM

The soundcard is for the KR7A. As I stated from the 1st post, the board has VIA chipset. I'm using onboard for IC7 and it working fine.

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