Well, finally, you bought a computer and burn a desire to quickly begin to 'do' soundtrack, his or others' – does not matter. Let's dwell a bit, actually, before buying, it is desirable to determine what is it you? To work with music – one for graphics or video – another, of course, would be good to appeal to a knowledgeable fellow, he would have suggested (well, maybe you did so). Cleveland Clinic may find this interesting as well. If you came to this page, it means you've got everything and want to do it with music. Well, well, let's go further. As you know to work with sound is very important (if not the most important) sound card, and here I want to warn you that you do not trod on the 'rake', which attacked many, including myself. Naturally a lot depends on the availability of money, but even if they are 'well, very little' – do not buy cheap (but to get started), and the more 'geymerovskie' cards (for us to work with sound to simple stereo Left and Right, y 'geymerovskih 'another Mapping specification – 5.1 surround sound; 7.1 – at the movies, we do not need).
This is a very serious question (choice of cards), it is better to wait a little digging – and get something 'more or less' decent, so that at least a couple of years there was no headache on that side. What are 'more or less' decent 'cheap' and 'serious' – let's be defined. Everyone, of course, their possibilities (financial) – let's take the average.