Re: is it worth geting a sound card with my new pc?
Every little bit of performance counts. Kind of like a car. You can choose to have a stock air filter put in there or you can add a K&N filter or a CAI system. BOth do the same job, but one help reduce some type of stress even if the gain aren't significant. I believe a CAI can increase HP by like 2-4 horsepower. Not much, but helps with congestion.
A sound card relieves the Southbridge from using its audio functions so it can do more intense processing at other things like USB, IDE channels, BIOS, IRQ's, etc...
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