Noob Question about Motherboards

Hey all.

I'm building my first rig soon and have a few questions.

Do motherboards come with built in sound? Will I have sound on my computer or do I have to buy a sound card later?

Also, what about internet cables? Will I be able to plug one straight in when the rig is build? I know that I will have to buy a wireless card to use wireless, they are pretty cheap aren't they?

Thanks.
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  1. Most motherboards nowadays have a built in sound chip and ports, so no add-in card is necessary.

    All motherboards have an RJ-45 port on them that connect you to the internet.
  2. 99.999% of all modern (within last 10 years) motherboards have built in sound and LAN (Ethernet). Wireless cards range in price depending on interface (PCI, PCIe x1, USB, Ethernet) and technology (802.11 a/b/g/n) and band frequency (dual band)(2.4GHz/5GHz).
    No such thing as a stupid question, but maybe a noob question :) but how else do we learn?
  3. Yep pretty much std features these days!
  4. Cool thanks, I was worried that I would have to fork out another $100 for a sound card.

    I do use a headset but I like to play through the speakers when I'm in a group of people not using mic's or if I'm playing TDM.
  5. steve695 said:
    Cool thanks, I was worried that I would have to fork out another $100 for a sound card.

    I do use a headset but I like to play through the speakers when I'm in a group of people not using mic's or if I'm playing TDM.

    Should be no problem, the interface is standard 3.5mm headphone jacks.
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