I am building a gaming computer at the moment and was wondering, do I need a sound card for my pc to get sound? My monitor has built in speakers, but I will be mostly playing with a headset.. but eventually I plan on buying external speakers.. so where does a sound card come into play?
Most modern motherboards have sound built-in. If you get a good add-in sound card, the quality will blow away the integrated sound, however.
Some people can't hear the difference or don't care. But I would definitely get a decent sound card and speakers/headset, personally.