I'm ordering a shiny new PC from a local vendor who build great PCs. He's suggesting that with the Gigabyte GA-7VA mobo, which has integrated six-channel sound, it will handle sound perfectly happily without adding a separate sound card.
I trust his advice as everyone he's built PCs for has been really happy with them, and everything else he's suggesting makes sense. What do you guys think? Trust the onboard sound, or go for a separate sound card?
Just for info, the rest of the spec is Midi tower 300W case, AMD XP2400+ CPU, 512Mb RAM, 1.44Mb Floppy Drive, 120Gb ATA133 Hard Drive (8Mb Cache), 128Mb GeForce4 Ti Graphics Card, 40x12x40 CD-R-W, DVD ROM drive, 56Kbps PCI Modem, ADSL PCI card, NIC card, PCTV card, Windows XP Professional Edition.