Why get a sound card? Tags: New Build Gaming Sound Cards Systems Last response: November 12, 2009 1:39 PM in Systems Share kirkbross November 12, 2009 5:09:01 AM I'm building a new box and if I only care about "decent" stereo sound (not 5.1 nor 7.1 nor AD quality) why get a sound card at all? Don't most good mobos today have above average stereo DA converters? If it's advised to get one for a gaming rig for other reasons, recommendations on brands and models? (PCI or PCIe) More about : sound card chicago30 November 12, 2009 5:16:08 AM Yes, my new Asus board has decent audio. m 0 l mindless728 November 12, 2009 1:39:57 PM unless you are an audiophile, the onboard audio on most boards is fine m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhy would i want to consider a sound card??? Forum Why would setting no playback device when sound card is there Forum Why windows 7 cant detect sound card or driver Forum Why were most sound card limited to EAX 2.0? Forum Why does my sound card keep cutting out/dying? Forum Why a sound card with speakers Forum Why aren't there any Sound Card Charts On Toms Forum Why get a sound card instead of onboard sound? Forum Sound Cards Why do I need one whe sounds good? Forum SolvedLooking for cooler for new gaming rig. Why do ppl care that much about sound? Forum SolvedWhy do i hear a weard sound from my PSU ? Forum SolvedI have new toshiba laptop why cant I get a good stero sound through headphones or external speakers? Forum SolvedWhy are games crashing to destkop and then after clickin on it in windows bar, works only sound? Forum SolvedWhy doesn't my HDMI audio driver show in sound manager? Forum SolvedWhy can I get no sound from my HDMI cable through the television when it is plugged in? Forum SolvedDo I need a sound card and wireless adapter? Forum SolvedSound card with USB Headset Forum Why do I have a humming sound in my Panasonic hdtv 1080i Forum Solvedif i buy this sound card will i notice a difference Forum Solvedwill I need a sound card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !