Originally Posted by Llama
that's my favorite thing, when people show these amazing systems, then a puny little sound card (at least from the description.) i on the other hand, have mediocre specs AND a puny little sound card.
Unless you're getting one aimed at audiophiles, you're not doing much by spending a lot of money on a sound card. As Creative is just about the only brand that has sound cards aimed at gaming, they have no need to give you great audio quality. All you're spending money for with Creative is a better rendering of audio effects and surround virtualization.