I built my own computer, has the onboard realtek for audio, and I get terrible interference/white noise through my speakers and headphones. I am open to pretty much anything to help fix this, I'm thinking of starting with a new case and MoBo for my computer. I have it pluged into what I think is a decent surge protector, I'm guessing upgrading to a Furman digital power consitioner will help? From there I plan on getting a DAC/AMP, soundcard, and slowly building up my setup.
My question is what would be the main source of this, and where should I begin to fix this? What are some good products that you recommend at entry price range. I can probly put about 200-250$ a week into funds for this. Time isn't so much a concern, I am willing to wait a little longer to obtain a better overall result. Thanks! If you need any add'l information from me feel free to ask.
I believe the speakers I'm using are the Logitech Z-2300, and headphones I use the Cooler Master Sirus for gaming, and AD700's for music. I understand these speaker's aren't great, but I would expect to get over 25% volume without horrible distortion and white noise, even without any sound playing.