No sound card?

By KennyOlson
Oct 3, 2010
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  1. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    some motherboards and graphics cards have sound, and some don't. if you ask me, i would always buy a dedicated sound adapter like an X-Fi... or even the USB models. integrated audio is fine for most users, but you will get better quality sound and a more in-depth set of features and options with a sound card on it's own. you don't need to install all the bloatware either, just the EQ/Audio software and drivers.
  2. KennyOlson

    KennyOlson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gotchya. I guess I'll have to see my options with what I've bought so far. Thank you sir :)
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    no problem, it depends on what you're going to be using the system for. if you're just going online and watching videos on youtube etc. then integrated would be fine. most full-length movies would probably be fine too but if you're looking for more crisp and clean audio then a mid-range sound card would be the answer. and, of course, if you're into gaming then you'll want some of the game-oriented options and software that a lot of sound cards ship with nowadays.

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