I just installed my preorder and, apart from feeling slightly dirty for having Origin on my PC and being appalled at the opacity of the user interface (you access the GAME through a BROWSER? I mean, people told me about this but I thought they were mad or drunk or both) I have run into problems actually running it - the occasional hitch in play and repeated sound effect, and then after a couple of minutes on a server I'll encounter a stuttering sound and then a lock up and game crash.

I suspect a sound issue since I am using the onboard sound from my EVGA nforce motherboard - can anyone recommend a decent, not too expensive, relatively easy to install because I am clumsy, sound card that might allow me to run the game?