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Old 07-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Default Re: new pc for gaming

Originally Posted by RalliArt882 View Post
Alot of people use onboard sound, but I wouldn't ever go back to it. Any good Creative X-Fi card will get you noticeably better sound, and most modern games take advantage of the hardware acceleration sound cards offer. If you're not a big sound guy, then don't worry about it. But if you plan on buying some nice 5.1/7.1 speakers, then don't go without it.

Most good vid cards have 512mb on them. Honestly how much memory a certain card has isn't as important as how fast the actual card is. For example, the 1GB 8800GT isn't any better than the 512mb 8800GT because the card's not fast enough to take advantage of the memory.
im a huge sound man, ive never gone without a sound card......what is ANY game without sound...people can just creep and shoot u in the back of the head

I use an extremely old original SB LIVE! pci card that has worked wonders for over 8 years for me.....might as well use this in my new system for now, or would the onboard be better?
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