If you require sound for your PC then you will need a sound card. As basic sound cards are very cheap it is recommended that you consider a sound card. It offers many benefits such as running multimedia applications with sound, listening to wave, midi, and MP3 music files or even play your audio CD's. If you are thinking of playing games on your PC then having a sound card is a must. Most current motherboards also have basic built in sound. One of the most popular sound cards are the Creative's soundblaster range. We will use a Creatives Sounblaster Live 1024 for our demonstration PC as shown below.
Recommended Sound Cards:
Creative Labs SB0570L4 Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Pro Sound Card SB1356
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270