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Onboard sound vs SBLive

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I am wondering if anyone has any comments on the quality of the onboard sound on the NF4 Expert. I have a SBLive 5.1 and an SBLive 24 bit lying around and I have typically disabled onboard sound and used one of them.

 

However, is the sound on this board good enough and CPU usage low enough to not bother with a sound card? I already am going to need a PCI Hauppage decoder installed, so using a second PCI slot will cut down on airflow, and Creative drivers are notorious for instability, so I would love it if I could ditch the card.

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I used the onboard on my sli-dr and it was just fine for me. Until it went out then I threw in this Audigy I pulled from a Dell and it still sounds the same to me. But I'm not really picky when it comes to audio...as long as it is clear then it is good enough for me. So unless your an "audiophile" then I would say onboard would be good enough.

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