Sound cards are over-rated. They do increase the performance of the computer and put out better quality sound then stock motherboard sound but not that much.
But if you are listening to a lot of music then I guess it would be good.
The only sound cards that stand out and are a must have are the Creative X-Fi cards. If you have a PCI slot, like nearly all computers made in the last 8 or so years, you can install one.
I would get this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102007
It is made by Creative, has the X-Fi audio chipset, and is one of the cheapest.
Some of the features of the X-Fi chipsets over stock motherboard audio is the
X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer that enhances MP3 and movie sound for cleaner, smoother and more audio that is even better than what you would expect from original CDs or DVDs! It even automatically upgrades existing games to Xtreme Fidelity quality.
and the X-Fi CMSS-3D Intelligent Surround Sound Remixing that
intelligently upgrades your stereo MP3 music, movies and games to surround sound using your stereo speakers, headphones or multi-channel speakers.
Edited by jackflash1991, 11 October 2007 - 07:13 PM.