Step 8: Sound Card (optional)
A dedicated sound card will provide different sound options than the on-board card. It also provides you with much crisper, clearer, sharper sounds. Dedicated sound cards can also support up to 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound.
Creative is one of the leading sound card manufacturers. They make some pretty good quality products and are relatively affordable.
If you are planning to build a gaming PC and would like a good dedicated sound card then I suggest the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 channel PCI Interface sound card.
This can be found at Newegg item number N82E16829102006