What's a good sound card for this setup?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($141.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video CardP ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300r Windowed
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power SupplyP ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD WriterP ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)P ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1278.86 (Around There, I made a few adjustments)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 19:24 EDT-0400)
GTX 780- powerful Graphics card which can play games around max settings

Core I5 4670k- The standard CPU in the $1000 pc gaming, again very fast and powerful and can run games very well and also is overclockable

Motherboard supports a second GTX 780 at the time of upgrade as well as slots for more ram

8GB ram is the sweetspot in gaming pcs currently

850W Gold+ PSU- Very reliable and provides room to add in a second 780 in the future

great priced 23" monitor

Keyboard: Razer Keyboard

LED Lights and Water Cooling if needed lighting, water cooling kits model
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  1. Best answer
    You do not need a sound card unless you have $400+ headphones or plan to do professional audio. Motherboard these days have better sound than alot of sound cards.
  2. As tiny voices said, if you want good output sound quality, it wouldn't make much difference when using a sound card as oppose to onboard audio. If you are looking for audio recording, Creative sound blaster is the best and Asus Xonar currently is best for audio output.
  3. Thank you guys
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