I just built a duron system with a soyo k7vta board, and so
far everything has worked flawlessly.
That is except for the on board sound chip. When it plays
a windows game (the sims, for example), it sounds like part
of the sound is missing. Dos games on the other hand don't
give any sound at all.
I have the same mb and am using the onboard audio because, as we know by know, my MX300 won't work with the VIA/Win2k setup. As far as games, it works fine with Unreal Tourney. For you DOS games, make sure you have the legacy support enabled in bios. I have the legacy support disabled and thus haven't tried any DOS games.