I currently have a sb audigy (the original) sound card and I building a new system. The mobo is the MSI Neo4 SLI so I heard it has decent onboard sound. Should I use the sb audigy since I have it or would the onboard be a better choice?
build the computer with the onboard enabled. Listen to it for awhile. put your audigy in and compare. Its totally up to you. Everyone has different hearing and likes.
Most onboard sound chips are very good compared to years ago. i have been using my onboard (nforce 3) and it does 5.1 surround with sound effects (if wanted). A couple of games I will get some clicks in the audio but overall it does a very good job.
I guess the one thing that really confuses me is that the onboard is a creative sb live but with 7.1 audio. I thought the live didn't even support 5.1. That is where I am figuring my audigy may as well be used. I always thought that the audigy was better than the live.