The Creative Audigy onboard sound is equivalent to a $40 sound card and much better than what built-in to most motherboards. Stick with the Audigy onboard unless you're a real audiophile.
I want to build a good gaming PC-My Motherboard choice is MSI K9N Diamond or the lessor MSI K8N Diamond Plus. Both of these have onboard Creative sound. However, I read this : (Avoid using graphics cards and sound cards that are built onto the motherboard (known as onboard graphics and onboard sound) as these won?t give you the stability and performance that a Dream PC demands.) in Assignment 3 - Build Your Dream PC, in C/net How To. My question is : Does this mean my choice of an MSI motherboard is flawed. My second choice is ASUS K8N SLI Deluxe and purchase a seperate sound card. Thank you for you time.