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New motherboard to OC and good onboard sound

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by alonbl, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Hood

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    It's tempting to wait for the latest chip, but that $169 deal is too good to pass up. Haswell doesn't bring any new technology to the table, just minor improvements in performance and efficiency. I'm sure the 3770K will suffice until Skylake debuts in 2015 with DDR4 support, and you can therefore skip Haswell & Broadwell and upgrade again 2 years from now when it'll be worth it. Anyway, that's my plan, stay with my 3570K for now (unless Haswell turns out to be amazing or the new overclocking king).
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    I usually stay with a computer for 4-5 years.. Once I upgraded the video card and memory.
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    Yeah, my older brother is still in love with his Q6600 Core 2 Quad system - I tell him, "Hey, bro, 2006 just called. they want their slow-ass computer back!" I think he secretly hates me because my i5-3570K/Z77 system is so much faster. Or maybe it's just because I'm such a smartass....
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    I heard that when the new CPU's will lunch the new motherboards will be expansive for a few months. is it true?
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    +1 for MSI. I am very pleased with my Z68A GD80 motherboard in all aspects. Great overclocking, high audio quality from onboard sound, stable, and plenty of USB connections.

    The 4770k is only going to be 10% faster than the 3770k. So you can get the 3770k for $169, or you can get the 4770k for $322 and only get 10% more performance for the extra $150. I know which CPU I would get(hint, it's not the 4770).

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181582&highlight=4770k
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    Hello dude..Nice and superb information about the new mother board nice parts is make up the mother board..If i want to see this mother board is it possible by the pics?what is the last price which is affordable for you?I want to buy this mother board...


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    The one observation I'll make is that if you listen to any lossless audio at 24bit/96Khz or higher, you're not going to want onboard. It's the high sampling with a lot of noises all at once that my ALC889 has trouble with as far as analog is concerned, but I think you're pushing it with just about any onboard audio device with audio like that.
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    but if I use the optic out to my receiver the lossless will sound fine no?
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    Yup, which is why it won't make a difference unless your using the analog output on the motherboard. There is no analog component to generate any losses on optical since you never leave a digital format. The only losses will be any difference in sampling rate between your audio device and the audio you're playing, strictly speaking about the receiver and computer that is. Optical won't make a bad receiver sound good, it will enable a good receiver sound better.
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    Just get a discrete sound card and then you can sleep... :D

    There are cheap Asus sound cards around (DGX, DSX, DX) and they are way much better than most (if not all) on-board audio solutions...
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    Here they cost like my motherboard so no thanks
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    I'm not sure where you live but the DS and DGX go for 50 USD on Newegg. The DSX goes for 60 USD. The DX goes for 90. D1 goes for 100.

    From that point on they start getting expensive, like the STX with headphone amp is 190 USD.
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    I paid $30 for my ASUS Xonar DS, Amazon used

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