I’m using onboard sound right now and in order to use all it’s features I need a cable that costs $20. So I decided heck, why not buy a sound card.
Here’s the one I’m looking at: CHAINTECH 7.1 Model “AV-710”.
I’m using the analog out to hook up a combination of my mini-stereo system and some 25 year old Sensui Speakers that I have. It sounds pretty good on my brother’s Santa Cruz, this is cheaper and should have better support for games.
I’m going to mostly use the sound card for DVD’s and MP3’s, with the occasional game.
What drivers are the best?
Will flashing the bios give me a boost in sound quality?