I would like to enjoy my online gaming through headphones at night...my problem is I don't have a socket.
I have an MSI P4 2.4GHZ SIS648 MAX motherboard with onboard AC97 sound. Connected to this is a Creative 4.1 sound system, which I am more than happy with. Therefore I don't really want to purchase a seperate sound card.
I feel stupid asking this but is there a headphone socket type product that I could just plug into a spare PCI slot or something. Or do I need to buy a sound card?
If I need to buy a soundcard, could you recommend something that is relatively cheap and will be as good or better than my onboard AC97 / creative system (which is pretty good I think).
PS - as an alternative you can get many nice headphones with a USB connector. Get one with a microphone as well, for future use talking across the web. Logitech do some nice ones - get these from any computer shop.