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Hi. For a home theater PC with a video card with HDMI out..does an addon sound card improve anything or the built in one on the motherboard is all that is needed. Is the built into motherboard sound card even used if there is no addon sound card?

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A graphics card has a HD audio controller. Unless you want to use S/PDIF or analog out, you won't use a sound card (and can't use a sound card to send audio over HDMI).
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What MoBo and CPU do you have (or are you contemplating)?

In most cases you don't need a discrete GPU but for better video performance it may be necessary.

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