Sound Card Opinions Please

  Grantrh 10:49 15 May 2006
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I am going to be building myself a new PC soon using an Asus A8N-E motherboard which has on board sound. I also have a 3 year old Audigy 2 PCI soundcard.

My question is which soundcard will produce the best sound, the Audigy 2 or the Mobo onboard chip? through my Creative Inspire 5700 5.1 surround sound system?

Mobo maunual:
click here

Audigy 2 manual:
click here Audigy 2 Getting Started English.pdf

Thanks in advance for any help given.

  Grantrh 11:13 15 May 2006

Sorry should have said the onboard chip is a Realtek ALC850 8 Channel chip.

  martjc 11:34 15 May 2006

...it's the easiest thing in the world to set up the onboard sound. Try some favourite sounds or music. Then add the card you have and don't forget to disable the onboard from bios.
Test the sound again, preferably with the same examples. Then decide for yourself which sounds better!

Voila!

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