In any sound setup the speakers are the most important part. Get them first!!!!
What on board chound chip does your PC have?
Sound cards do have a better singal to noise ratio than on board sound chips. If your going to do sound recording on your PC than a realy good or pro sound card it the way to go. But for a vast majority of sound listing the on board chip works fine. John
Im looking to upgrade my computer sound setup to a preferable 4.1 sound system. My question is whether I should get a high end sound card or speaker system first? If my speakers are good enough does it even matter if I have a sound card or not?