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Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i still this card since 09 - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

now i just got the GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 just waiting on a cooler to build it - GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

my question witch chip its better i assume the on board maybe better since it most be newer or its just a newer but cheap

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onboard sounds is fine... not familiar with sounds cards, let alone old sound cards, but on board sound has made a lot of progress in the last few years and it does the job just fine!

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looks like they both use Creative’s CA20K2 audio processor. but depending on what other components are used, they may sound different. test both out and "hear" it yourself.
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The onboard should sound fine unless you want really good sounds in which case you should just get a new sound card.
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For gaming , I would say go for onboard sound.

If you want it for listening to music, then that can be a different story.

There are some pretty nice sound cards now days, but they cost a pretty nice little chunk of change also....but worth it IMO if you team them up with a good set of cans or speakers.

Remember for good sound, you need a good source, good media and good speakers or headphones....then it is very worth it, but pretty costly also.
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