If you’re buying a computer at a retail store, you most likely won’t have a choice in a sound card (also known as an audio card). Often, sound cards are built in to the motherboard and you won’t have to fuss with making a selection.
Simple Recommendation: Don’t worry about a sound card. Your PC probably comes with one built in.
If you’re a hard-core gamer, however, you’ll want an add-in sound card with fancy surround sound.
For the rest of us, it probably suffices that we can plug in headphones and speakers.
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