Re: Buying Computer, Please help:)
The high definition onboard sound will be okay for gaming, but if listening to music, a higher end PCI board in my opinion is an excellent buy.
The X-FI Xtreme series is good (Extreme Music can be picked up for around £60, but, if you have more cash, the Auzentech has one for around £120 which offer better drivers/better support for optical, etc connections, which also has the X-FI chip).
Basically, nothing beats the X-FI for gaming yet, but like I said, onboard should be okay if thats what your using it for.
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch