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Sound card-Building a PC

by jwill58 / July 21, 2006 3:17 AM PDT

I want to build a good gaming PC-My Motherboard choice is MSI K9N Diamond or the lessor MSI K8N Diamond Plus. Both of these have onboard Creative sound. However, I read this : (Avoid using graphics cards and sound cards that are built onto the motherboard (known as onboard graphics and onboard sound) as these won?t give you the stability and performance that a Dream PC demands.) in Assignment 3 - Build Your Dream PC, in C/net How To. My question is : Does this mean my choice of an MSI motherboard is flawed. My second choice is ASUS K8N SLI Deluxe and purchase a seperate sound card. Thank you for you time.
jwill58 (John)

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MSI K9N or K8N
by ramarc / July 21, 2006 3:52 AM PDT

The Creative Audigy onboard sound is equivalent to a $40 sound card and much better than what built-in to most motherboards. Stick with the Audigy onboard unless you're a real audiophile.

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Thanks ramark !
by jwill58 / July 21, 2006 4:42 AM PDT
In reply to: MSI K9N or K8N

I currently have a 4 year old AGP system with an "Audigy Gamer EAX". It has acceptable sound with Logitech Z640 (70watt) 5.1 speakers. I am purchasing components to build a better SLI system. I hope to keep the budget under $1400. Im a first time builder so I dont need any trouble if I can avoid it. These MSI motherboards seem pretty hard to aquire-I hope this is because they are of excellent quality. Any experienced advice in this general would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again ramark.
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