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JediKnight 03-20-13 09:43 PM

Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Hi all. In the next 2 weeks I will build a new gaming PC with the ASUS P8Z77 V Deluxe as mobo. I have been using a Creative SB Xi Platinum as my soundcard for the last few pc's Ive made. Should I junk it and go to the sound off the mobo or stick to the dedicated PCI card? Thanks for any input. I know drivers for the SB are getting old.

PSYCHODAD 03-21-13 11:53 AM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
I would probably use the MB or get a new soundcard.

Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- DTS Ultra PC II
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

XDanger 03-22-13 06:32 AM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Listen to them and see which one sounds better.

Q 03-23-13 12:51 AM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Get away from Creative. I've been a loyal user since the PCI 128 days. But the driver bull**** has just gotten old. I have sleep issues linked direclty to the cards.

If the onboard Realtek sounds good enough, stick with it. If you're doing optical out, stick with onboard. There are other players than Creative now a day.

XDanger 03-23-13 01:47 PM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Q (Post 2588288)
I have sleep issues linked direclty to the cards.

what happens?

Q 03-23-13 03:33 PM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XDanger (Post 2588374)
what happens?

It keeps the machine awake unless I put it to sleep manually. Audio Driver is responsible when using the powercfg cmd.

Also, has issues when waking up from sleep where the sound doesn't come back on occasion. A reboot is needed.

JediKnight 04-06-13 09:39 PM

Re: Making new PC soon, mobo sound or card?
 
Never mind. I have to use onboard Audio because this new board does not have a PCI slot. Its ok, it sounds AMAZING! Good bye SB!
Thanks for all replies.


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