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Horrendous On-Board Audio Quality
September 5, 2018
Pretty solid mid-range board, except for the horrendous on-board sound quality. I was using KRK RP5 G3 studio monitors and they had a horrible crackling and popping issues. tried installing new drivers, old drivers, re installing drivers, nothing really seemed to work until I got a USB Isolator for my external sound card (scarlett solo 2nd gen) to plug into. Doubt it was dirty power or interference from the PSU because it is a high quality PSU and far away from the mobo. Did notice that with traditional speakers + sub combo the interference was there but certainly less so than in my studio monitors, if you don't really care about audio quality and want a decent board then I guess you could go for this, there are a lot of better options out there for the same price if not a little more.