Re: another stupid sound card question
I don't advise you to get a Sound Blaster card, because it's pretty much similar to the built-in card on your mobo. Try the motherboard built-in audio first and see if you like the results. I suppose new motherboards have better soundcards these days... If it works for you, no need to spend the cash, right?
I tried it before (long time ago) with a SB32 but I ended up buying an Echo Darla (discontinued now). You can find those cheap on auction sites. But of course the best way is to buy the latest stuff (better technology): M-Audio, Echo, Audiophile and a whole bunch of other vendors out there makes great inexpensive cards. Check other threads on jemsite because many people posted this subject before. Good Luck!