Yes that is a decent card but manly for out put. You should always build around what you plan on doing with it. For recording you will want a decent CPU/RAM/Audio card. Here is what I would suggest plus the $99 on the sound card would come to $453
Then I can stick with the more powerful cpu and still afford the $100 sound card. I don't mind going a little over to get the better audio. I don't need any advanced mobo features, and I'm sure I can find some way to OC the Q6600 to 3.0ghz whether it's through bios or the BSEL mod. Some of my recording input devices connect through the USB port anyway.