Re: Trying to build a computer...
if you work around music, IE make songs, remix, etc. Or you are a harcore gamer that wants to try to max out every settings in the game, then i would recommend you getting a sound card. I think theres one that cost $30, but there are modded drivers that makes it into a $60 sound card.
but if you dont do those and use it for like normal usage, going online, typing papers, watching videos, or listening to music, then you wont need a sound card.
not sure if its true, but better sound systems might need a sound card to have better sound, could be wrong.
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