Is it worth getting a new sound card?

thepcgamer099

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Here is my motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Motherboard-4thGeneration-IntelCore-Processors/dp/B00CUCRKO0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2C8DHQWYRWCIY&coliid=I3HM366G8O9STW
apparently it already has a 7.1 sound card in it. Is it worth buying a new 7.1 channel, surround sound with sub woofer sound card for only £30 an then using 5.1 surround sound with sub woofer speakers and later on upgrading to 7.1 surround sound with sub woofer speakers? Basically7 my main point is that is t5he sound card in that motherboard 7.1 channel audio with surround sound and sun woofer and is that sound card good or should I buy a new one for £30 (i have already seen one-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Audigy-Bulk-Sound-internal/dp/B000CF0ZXK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2C8DHQWYRWCIY&coliid=ISSD9I6P86K9B)

Also here are the speakers I am going to get;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Inspire-Surround-Speaker-System/dp/B00AE73KYW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2C8DHQWYRWCIY&coliid=IZDSK0O4NKVNM

Thanks in advance.
 

MC_K7

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If you are picky about sound yes get a dedicated sound card. Some people say they don't hear the difference between integrated and dedicated sound card, but I really do, especially for music. But once again it depends if you are picky about sound or not.
 

thepcgamer099

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thanks and yes i am like you i am picky so i will buy on thanks
 

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It will be worth it if you have a HIGH END soundsystem, but if you have the razer, asus vulcan, and the likes, you won't notice the diff. If you have something like AKG, AudioTechnica, etc, then it's worth it.
 

thepcgamer099

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well what about creative? isn't that a high end sound system?
 

MC_K7

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It depends how you define high-end. I find Creative sound cards not as good as they used to, but for me any dedicated card is better than integrated anyways. The speakers + sound card you're looking to buy are entry-level. But still, it should beat integrated. I disagree with adimeister, you don't need a high-end sound system to tell difference from integrated. But of course, the more you spend, the better sound you'll get. For instance, I have a 2.1 Logitech kit that I paid 100$ and I consider that entry-level, but when I switch between integrated and dedicated sound card, the difference for me is night and day. Music sounds like shit with integrated card. For movies and games you're less likely to notice the difference though.

 

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