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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by ernest00, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. ernest00

    ernest00 New Member

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    hi there, i am new to this board just currently registered. I am going to need your expert advice

    Here's my question:
    Just had my birthday and wanna get me a new pc for that. I love to play ego shooters like crysis or else could be Battlefield. I just got new sennheiser headphones last month (Momentum):cool:. Now i am just looking for motherboard with good audio quality?

    here's my spec. Intel Core i7 Processor 4770K

    my budget will be 250$. any thoughts????
     
  2. Slomo4shO

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    The GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper M5 has a great on-board sound solution and Newegg is also including an AMP upgrade kit currently.
     
  3. Jetster

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    You could just get a ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 for $30. They sound great with headphones

    What are the rest of your specs?
     
  4. bengraham New Member

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    I think the CPU is also quite fresh? Next time you should buy all components together :)

    For LGA1150 there are many choices. For good audio quality the gigabyte is really nice, but if you are looking for the upgrade kit you might wanna have a look at the biostar HiFi 3D series. There is already an AMP onboard that promises good sound quality on most headphones.

    For an external soundcard i would not spend any dollar honestly
     
  5. shovenose

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    just get a Sound Blaster Z sound card for $90 from Newegg... kick ass of anything built into a motherboard.
     
  6. erocker

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    The Biostar HiFi series is a marketing gimmick. Not very good, read the reviews. As shovenose said, go with the Sound Blaster Z series, otherwise you're just wasting your nice new headphones.
     

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