Onboad Vid/sound - Good Or Bad?

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  1. AcidGlow

    AcidGlow Well-Known Member

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    So I'm talking to this salesman about a pc I'm buying and he tells me I should have no problems with onboard vid and sound.. but I think otherwise..


    So, what are the benefits and the risks of getting onboard vid/sound?

    should I just throw out the extra cash and get the extermal devices for a sound and vid card as they normally are?
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    i've never ehard of external video cards...
    onboard audio is typically fine but it varies by model. I've always gone with higherend motherbaords so I've always gotten better sound but i know some lowend systems have shid by audiophile standards(but for the layman it is fine, i persoanly dont' see any issues with the int sound on the dell dimensions at school)

    as for int video, it usually sucks but you can always add a card alter. if you don't game there is no reason not to go onbard unless you need the system RAM.
     
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    If you play 3D games, then it won't be long before you realise that integrated graphics doesn't cut it.

    If you're not a gamer, then you might as well save the money for a better processor, better cooling etc.

    Some motherboards come with integrated sound that rivals sound cards. Again, it depends on what your computer is for.
     
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    DONT bother gettin a soundcard, no change really..

    I got my Audigy 4 (not pro) for 15 bucks, THAT was worth it, but I got 1337 skills so..yea
     

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