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. mindless728 November 12, 2009 1:39:57 PM unless you are an audiophile, the onboard audio on most boards is fine Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhy no more Sound Card reviews? ForumWhy would setting no playback device when sound card is there ForumFound new hardware sound -- but nothing else. Why ? ForumWhy a sound card with speakers ForumThe sound isn't as loud and dynamic... why ? ForumSound Cards Why do I need one when my onboard sounds good? ForumWhy were most sound card limited to EAX 2.0? ForumWhy get a sound card instead of onboard sound ? ForumWhy sound is not coming when connecting 3g modem to laptop ForumWhy windows 7 cant detect sound card or driver ForumWhy does my computer sound cut in and out ForumCreative sound cards: WHY !?!?!?!? ForumIs this gaming PC okay? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !