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Windows 7: Do I need a sound card?

07 Apr 2012   #1
paradox13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Do I need a sound card?

These are the components that I'm going to use to build a gaming computer, will I need to add a sound card to this setup?

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7850 2GB
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
Optical. LG BluRay burner
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G SSD for OS and apps
Samsung EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB for Storage
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3
Monitor: ASUS VH232H


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07 Apr 2012   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Your rig looks terrific.

Your board has decent onboard sound. Whether that is good enough to satisfy you, only you can say.

Personally, I used to loathe onboard sound. These days I consider it quite good and would rather spend my money on better components. Keep in mind that you can always stuff a sound card in there later if you want something better.
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07 Apr 2012   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

+1 to the above info. In fact if you run this to a stereo then consider a good external DAC and run an optical to it then from it to the inputs on your stereo and it's kick ass sound time !
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