Do I need a seperate sound card for HTPC?

bgaviator1

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If I plan on using a Radeon 4890 for a HTPC that will be used for playing movies, as well as a gaming rig, do I really need a separate sound card since the Radeon has HDMI 7.1 audio output? Will this be good for gaming, or should I have audio being handled by a separate card from say Creative or Asus?
 
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Will be fine, even onboard sound chips on the mobo are more then sufficent... youre much better off investing in decent speakers then a dedicated sound card... chicken and egg theory again lol