Quick Question regarding Sound Card and building new PC Tags: New Build Sound Cards Systems Last response: October 29, 2011 9:39 PM in Systems Share Justindh October 29, 2011 9:33:44 PM This is probably a noob question. When building a new PC, does one have to buy a sound card as well? In all of these new PC threads nobody is listing them, so idk. Thanks. More about : quick question sound card building g-unit1111 October 29, 2011 9:37:07 PM The only reason you'd need a sound card is if you're connecting your system to an HD sound system and you have more than say 7 speakers or channels. Most motherboards these days have built in 5.1 and 7.1 compatible sound cards anyways, so you don't really need one. They're kind of a thing of the past anyways. Outlander_04 October 29, 2011 9:38:23 PM Unless you have a $1000 set of speakers the onboard sound will be fine . Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Justindh October 29, 2011 9:39:53 PM okay thank you very much for the replies. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuick question regarding new install ForumPreliminary questions regarding a new multimedia/gaming PC ForumQuick Vote on Sound Card (Please Vote) ForumQuick question regarding Ivy Bridge ForumQuestions regarding the building of a new rig ForumQuick question regarding dolby sound ForumPsu question regarding ampage ForumQuick question regarding DVI ports on new cards ForumOrdered my new rig but questions regarding fans for a CM690 PC case ForumNew build need help QUICK ForumThinking about building a computer. Quick Question . ForumQuestion regarding ATi 5970/Cross fire and aftermarket cooling ForumComputer Illiterate and Building a New PC ForumCan someone take quick look at my build before i buy... ForumNew gaming PC build - budget US$3,000 (excl. monitor) ForumQuestions regarding SSD before I build tomorrow ForumPCI compatibility question ForumPlaying a video game sound goes bad graphics get choppy ForumSystem contemplating building ForumMy first time building a computer, HELP! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !