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Old 02-28-2008, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so, i dont know if i would be considered a "hardcore gamer" but i do play many games... crysis, cod4, cs, fear, bf2... anyways. I have a 2.1 logitech for speakers... but i only use that for like music and stuff. when im gaming i use this
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...5&catid=20398#

right now i have onboard sound, and i have been using onboard ever since i have been using a computer. so do you think i will notice a big difference with a soundcard? if so what soundcard would be good for under $100?
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you wont notice much if any change in audio quality from on board and a sound card if you are using a head set...
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yea thats kinda what i thought. thanks
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Default Re: soundcard difference from onboard?

There is a difference but too little to notice.
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lol, there has been alot of threads like thise laitly. its all in your opinion. i like a sound card because it makes sound a more crisp and accurate with good speakers.
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Unless you've got that full blown surround sound system, id say dont worry about upgrading.
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i agree, unless you have like a z2300 or z5500 i wouldn't bother.
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ok,
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there is a total differ for me in gaming. I can now hear the fuse of grenades, ppl's footsteps on the grounds, bullets hitting walls more clearer then ever, etc in BF 2142 for example.
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