sound cards

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cabmustang, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    i just purchased a gigabyte motherboard and it says it has 6 channel audio and i was wondering if the quality would be better through my motherboard or through my SB live! value. thanx for any help.
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    sound quality might be about even. onboard sound quality is pretty decent on recent boards anymore.

    but if you're going to be gaming, i'd definitely stick with the live!. hardware acceleration will take the sound processing load off the cpu and eax support will give games cool audio effects.
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Any card with Creative 5.1 or Audigy spec or better is going to out perform AC 97 on board sound, or similar.
    Watch out however for any possible conflicts between Via mobo chipsets and 5.1 card.
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    SoundBlaster Live Audigy Plattinum Ex > SoundBlaster Audigy Plattinum > SoundBlaster Audigy Player >SoundBlaster 5.1 Live Digital > Sound Blaster Live value

    Need Terratec sheet also ? tell me :eek:
     
  5. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    terratec? i'm sorry i'v never heard this term
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Terratec is a brand. They make good soundcards. http://www.terratec.com/
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    lol @ you guys. always wanting people to buy new parts. :D

     
  8. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    missed the live 1024 out before the live value :p


    I have a gigabyte mobo and kept the sb live value as it's always been good for me - I've had bad experiences with onboard sound as I play a lot of games - Id definitely recommend keeping the sb live value
     
  9. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    can anyone suggest a sound-card for around $50-$80 US?
     
  10. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Player - 65 $ here
     
  11. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    are creative card's very good? i hear people talking about other cards with a not so popular name being better than creatives. is this true?
     
  12. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    in most cases yes, the M-Audio Revolution and the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz are better cards.... but often hard to find. THe creative cards have alot of resource conflicts, and other little annopying bugs if not installed correctly.
     
  13. wolfpac3nWo

    wolfpac3nWo Guest

    i'll suggest the Hercules Gamesurround Fortissimio III... great card for $50 i think... supports up to 7.1 and has digi out...

    but looking at that Terratec Aureon 5.1 fun it looks good, no price though. I like the digital input aspect of it... then i would be able to hook my PS2 to my comp for sound!! anyone get a price check on that?

    then maybe i can sell my Fortissimo III card to someone... basically new
     
  14. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    where can i find this hercules card?