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Poll: Soundcards... (97 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you use onboard sound or have an aftermarket soundcard?

  1. Onboard (34 votes [35.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.05%

  2. Aftermarket (59 votes [60.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.82%

  3. I use a laptop & use onboard sound (4 votes [4.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.12%

  4. I use a laptop & use aftermarket sound (usb soundcards) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 sdy284

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

Well last week, we polled the OCC members on what type of speaker configuration they were running. Along the same lines, this week, for OCC Poll #14, we're asking this: Do you use onboard sound? Or have an aftermarket sound card? With so many people running 5.1 setups, it'll be interesting to see who's actually running an aftermarket card.

**Note, this applies to your MAIN computer only!

Like all OCC Polls, this one will end in one week. (June 10th)


i'm using a good old Audigy 2 ZS

#2 Silverfox

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:09 PM

X-Fi Xtreme Music hotrodded by hardnrg ;)

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

Audigy 2 ZS on my main rig. On board sound on my laptop, workstasttion and other systems.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:30 PM

HD audio on my 680i and p5wdh is pretty good compared to my other onboard ac97 and audigy.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:31 PM

X-Fi Xtreme Music, which I will at some point hotrod myself :)

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:33 PM

I use onboard sound but I have been thinking about upgrading one of these days, I have a stereo that plays good enough for me. :)

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:34 PM

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty is most of the cards that I have and use

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

On board for the time being my audigy will not fit.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:06 PM

On board for the time being my audigy will not fit.


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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:38 PM

im an onboard guy. dont have the greatest speakers so i dont notice much of a difference anyway. i know it spares a little cpu time, but not enough.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

i use a pci soundcard, its an old Hercules fortissimo III gamer 7.1 my onboard sounds about the same but the center channel doesnt seem to work unless a dvd is in or some games....other than that it only played 4.1 so i got mad and threw in this old card thats about 4 years old.

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