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    Ultimate Member Yoshi's Avatar
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    New Sound Card

    I just bought this sound card off newegg because of the good reviews it received and the great price. I just wanted to know if I will see a noticeable improvement over my integrated sound on my MSI k8N Neo 4 Nforce4 Ultra

    The card is this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829120103

    I only use the sound on my PC for my Music and games, no editing or things like that. I also have these speakers.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836119101

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    With 2.1 speakers, I doubt you'll notice a difference.

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    C'mon. Don't be arogant and expect people to click on the links to see what sound card you are talking about when you could just have well typed the brand/model of it. All you are doing is providing free advertising to newegg.com.

    The SB Live audio on the MSI board is very good, probably the best current on-board sound you can get. As fishy says, you won't notice any difference, especially with such an El-cheapo PCI card and wth 2.1
    If you really want to upgrade your audio then get something like the SB Audigy 2 ZS. Even with 2.1 you'll easily be able to hear the difference, its got a much tighter bass than the MSI's onboard and will probably use less CPU cycles.

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    The board I have is the Nforce 4 Ultra not the SLI, Mine does not come with the Soundblaster live onboard, that is only the SLI version
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    Ah, the you'll probably see some difference, although it won't be all that much.
    The CPU utilization will be better with an add on PCI card, that for sure.

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