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Old 13-12-08, 07:40 PM
Lourens Lourens is offline
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Is it necessary to have a sound card for this speakers...?

Is it necessary to have a sound card for this speakers: Logitech® "X Series" Speaker System - X540 - 5.1 Channel Speaker System - 75w RMS Peak Power

What difference would a sound card make. Would you notice it while playing games?

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Old 13-12-08, 08:10 PM
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a soundcard would mean that the sound sounded better

but it depends what your motherboard is at the moment, and what soundcard that is

to be honest, both will do the job, but its perfectionists that like sound from a soundcard as it is improved...albeit marginally.

basically, if you have the money, do it, if you dont, so be it
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Old 13-12-08, 10:29 PM
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In my experience a soundcard is a great investment, it really did make my music on my PC sound better, and can work wonders on MP3. I THINK I have the sa\me speakers as you so I know what onboard and soundcard audio sounds like and like stated, if you have £50 spare, go for it, I didn't regret it
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Old 13-12-08, 10:31 PM
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If your an audiophile, then yes, buy a sound card. They're highly worth it, just make sure you pick the right one.
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Old 14-12-08, 07:48 PM
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Id avoid creative now from my experience

good cards, bad support/drivers

Auzentech?
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Old 14-12-08, 09:09 PM
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I'd like to recommend M-Audio if you want absolutely killer sound (they make pro studio cards), but I dont actually have any experience with them personally. Auzentech make some lovely stuff too...

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Old 14-12-08, 10:28 PM
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Debatable.

Auzen for the card.

If u have Realtak ALC888/9 or above, I'm not so sure I'd bother unless u wanted to molest the sound cos the quality isn't as good.

Soon as I get a digital box with 4+ inputs, I'm gonna get rid of all my sound cards.
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Old 15-12-08, 05:14 PM
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Id avoid creative now from my experience

good cards, bad support/drivers
I'd agree there, one update per 7 centuries.

Thought about Asus` soundcard offering, the Xonar. Seem to recal reading a thread somewhere saying their drivers werent much better than Creatives though /shrug.
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Old 23-12-08, 10:42 PM
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The drivers aren't terrible, I can't run bioshock with EAX on, but I can run it with just regualr 7.1. Crysis runs fantastically, Oblivion runs much better (not perfect, tho there are many reasons for a C2D every ****ing half hour) since the new drivers came out (october I think. They aren't very good at getting drivers out, but at least the card is pretty much useable.

From my experience, the "sound card" that came with the S2E was slightly better than regular on board sound ( possibly due to having its own in built processor?) but the D2X is excellent. It almost makes spending £300 on headphones worth it (yes I did). Even on the cheap speakers I've got (RMS about 70 watts total) it sounds great.

I second the comments about creatives...I've got friends who have complained at the once a millenia driver releases.
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