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Noob Question about Motherboards

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June 5, 2012 1:46:23 AM

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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June 5, 2012 2:11:18 AM

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.
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June 5, 2012 2:14:21 AM

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?
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June 5, 2012 2:14:38 AM

Yep pretty much std features these days!
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June 5, 2012 2:22:21 AM

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.
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June 5, 2012 2:30:53 AM

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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