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    Onboard mobo sound or dedicated sound card?

    Been using a Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster Extreme Music sound card for about a few months.
    Then I bought evga's 780i motherboard.
    I decided to remove the sound card, and use the onboard SPDIF to my Pioneer 7.1 receiver via optical digital cable and I'm amazed.

    So...what would you use and why?

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    Re: Onboard mobo sound or dedicated sound card?

    Quote Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
    Been using a Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster Extreme Music sound card for about a few months.
    Then I bought evga's 780i motherboard.
    I decided to remove the sound card, and use the onboard SPDIF to my Pioneer 7.1 receiver via optical digital cable and I'm amazed.

    So...what would you use and why?
    Hey Grimreaper!

    Sounds like you have a killer setup for sound. (I won't say what I'm using ).

    If it were me and the onboard sound system is working great, then I'd stay with the onboard system. If you change your mind in the future, you can always add the external back in.

    Best of luck with your new mobo

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    Re: Onboard mobo sound or dedicated sound card?

    hey, thanx 4 the response.
    i think i will leave it this way until Creative makes a product that has optical output built in, which doesn't cost so much.
    I'm pretty sure Creative has something like this, but you're looking @ a few bucks.

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