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Old 06-15-2010, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Do I need a sound card?

Hello. I just ordered parts for my first computer build and was wondering, do I need a sound card to play sounds? Is there some sort of built in audio device or not? Here is my set up.

Case
Newegg.com - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

MotherBoard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

RAM
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Desktop Memory

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

DVD Drive
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache EIDE/ATAPI 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Hard Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX5770 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Keyboard
Newegg.com - LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Keyboards

Mouse
Newegg.com - Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Mice

And, Window's 7 64-bit.

Thanks guys!
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Default Re: Do I need a sound card?

No need for a sound card, the onboard audio on most boards is better than most of the cheaper sound cards. On that particular motherboard you are set for up to 8 audio channels, the only real reason you would need a sound card is if it was a very high end one and you were some crazy audiophile or studio producer type dude, and even than it would most likely be for special connections that would come on the card.
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No need for a sound card, the onboard audio on most boards is better than most of the cheaper sound cards. On that particular motherboard you are set for up to 8 audio channels, the only real reason you would need a sound card is if it was a very high end one and you were some crazy audiophile or studio producer type dude, and even than it would most likely be for special connections that would come on the card.
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