Hello all,

My dad wants a new PC, and I volunteered to built one for him (which I really like to do, so no worries there).
I've got most of the parts sorted out (without knowing the budget yet, so I have multiple options). However, the one specific thing he definitely wants is audio. And to be more specific, he wants:

  • multiple INput channels
  • multiple (separate) OUTput channels


He wants to create art-projects with sound, and be able to record multiple things and play different sounds / channel (at least 5). Will any soundcard + speaker set with 5.1 surround suffice for the latter? And what can be used for the former? And does anyone of you have experiences with / recommendations for good products in both categories?