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Questions about buying a sound card


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pz3shwks

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I was thinking about buying a sound card, but I'm a little confused about some things. FIrst, my motherboard has an integrated sound card, so it works alright. 2nd, I am connected to my HDTV using an HDMI cable from my graphics card. If I purchased a sound card, would the sound still get to my TV's speakers?

Also, I use turtle beach X41's for my gaming, but I heard that there won't be any increase in sound quality if I were to buy a sound card. I am connected to my motherboard using an SpDiF cable. Would the quality improve on my Turtle Beaches if I bought a sound card?

What sound card would you recommend? I don't want to spend too much over $60 though.
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You don't need a separate sound card if using HDMI, the sound and video comes over that one cable.

As for sound quality, more depends on the speakers than the quality of the sound card/chip. Most onboard sound is pretty decent these days.
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