What good is toms hardware? For dozens, it's actually less of a waste of time than facebook.
And now, on to the audio question: "why does this mic sound like a jet plane with asthma?"
Well, it IS the computer. Computers don't have really great microphone preamps.
The preamp in the computer is really intended for communications, not music. You should use an external mixer, plug the mic into the mixer input. The mixer output connects to the computer LINE input.
The mixer has attenuation (gain) for the input, EQ, and output level controls. All these things will make the mixer sound better for a mic preamp.
There are also stand alone mic preamps, and it would not hurt to use a good microphone, like SM-58.