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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    I don't see point in this when on motherboard audio is good enough

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Aren't most people who want improved audio using outboard DACs at this point? I'm using one of these, in combination with a decent pair of hifi speakers:



    It's a NAD 2030D hybrid digital amp connected by USB...definitely not cheap, but sounds amazing

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    It's a shame that it only has stereo output. I use the multi-channel analogue outputs on my SBZ for surround gaming (anything that encodes to digital is laggy and not any use if you don't want to delay the picture).

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    I don't see point in this when on motherboard audio is good enough
    Don't buy one then Stick to your on-board audio and your on-board graphics - as after all, what's the point in a graphics card when built in ones are good enough.

    That said, if you have a high-resolution monitor and want fidelity in your visuals then you might buy a dedicated graphics card. Same applies to audio, if you have high-resolution speakers and what fidelity in your audio, you might buy a dedicated audio device.

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    It's a NAD 2030D hybrid digital amp connected by USB...definitely not cheap, but sounds amazing
    And looks like some new breed of Dalek!!

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    And looks like some new breed of Dalek!!
    NAD's 'styling' has always been a bit 'Marmite'

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    I don't see point in this when on motherboard audio is good enough
    ..and the 2080 is good enough but people would prefer the 2080Ti if they used one.

    ..and the 9600K is good enough but people would prefer the 9900K if they used one.

    ...and so on and so on.

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    so now, simply because my heart cant bear the pain, and the clock on the wall says I simply don't have the time to spend days arsing around with computers to make them work..I'm on-board sound again

    Shame isn't it?
    No shame. Output digital over optical from your onboard and stick a decent DAC on the end. It just works

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    Creative cards are so good but they have really poor software and buggy drivers, still I end up using one as onboard audio is not that good.

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    Re: EVGA launches NU Audio Card

    I've used Creative cards in the past also, most recently the Creative ZxR was in a kit which I sold off completely, approx. 3 years ago. At the moment I have an Intel i7 6700K, Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 LGA1151 ATX, Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 16 GB, Samsung 970 EVO 1TB, ASUS PCE-AC56 Carte Wi-Fi, Sennheiser HD 598SE Headphones, Logitech 2.1 Speaker System Z623, Dell U2715H and a BeQuiet 850 W Dark Pro 11 Power Supply Unit, plus the usual bits and pieces. You will note that I do not have a graphics card nor do I have a sound card, depending purely on what the motherboard and CPU have to offer. I don't do gaming so I wasn't unduly bothered about the graphics, however having had a Gigabyte 1070 in the past I think it's about time I bought myself a new one, perhaps not quite that level but one that will at least justify the budget of approx. £260 pounds. What I really am into is my music, my tastes vary from classical music, especially opera, through alternative, soul to the like of Pink Floyd, and yes, I do have a rather large catalogue of their music. I'm thinking of buying the EVGA Nu Audio together with the likes of the MSI Nvidia GTX1660Ti Ventus XS OC 6G Fan. Do you think that the headphones I already have will be ok for the EVGA Nu Audio, if not, which would be a better set and also the MSI Ventus, is that going a bit overboard if I don't do gaming. I normally use my PC for streaming music etc,emails but also for a course I'm studying with the Open University. Thank in advance for your help and advice to all out there, it's much appreciated.

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