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ErichB

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Hi all

 

I'm buying a new pc and am deciding whether to opt for a seperate PCI sound card. Onboard sound seems pretty good. What is the benefit of an additional card?

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With an additional sound card, FSX can send voice coms to one sound device (your headset), and aircraft sounds to another (your speakers).

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With an additional sound card, FSX can send voice coms to one sound device (your headset), and aircraft sounds to another (your speakers).

You can do this with a USB headset with no soundcard,

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You can do this with a USB headset with no soundcard,

Excellent point.  There really is no great benefit having a sound card for FSX unless you are really super picky about audio quality. 

 

BTW I've been spoiled by a really good sound card, so for me there is no going back on onboard sound (well maybe on a really high end mobo).  Even with my current mobo, I could hear what it lacked so I got a pci to pci-e adapter for my 6 years old X-Fi sound card.  But then again, it was stuff besides FSX which drove me to this.

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