well heres another one i donno wtf the cards on this page are for...... <Johaan> I have 2 more questions though <Johaan> first <Johaan> The sound card issue <Johaan> Is the Audigy 2 Platinum eX card the best out therE? <Johaan> It costs about 200 bucks <Johaan> and I'm willing to pay them as long as It's the best thing I can get (within a reasonable price) <Johaan> But then I see Cards like these: <Johaan> http://www.jdsound.com/store/category.asp?SID=2&Category_ID=51&Page=1 <Johaan> And I can't help but wonder if what I'm paying for is mostly marketing and not performance. <Johaan> Just so you know <Johaan> I plan to use this thing as a complete working center <Johaan> Bah who the hell am I kidding <Johaan> I'm gonna play games like crazy on it <Johaan> but <Johaan> I'm also gonna connect the TV and antenna to it. This is going to be my new Home Theathre as well. <Johaan> So I need to have the best card out there. <Johaan> (Again, within a reasonable pricE). <Johaan> The only thing that keeps the Audigy high on the list is <Johaan> all the gaming compatibility issue's the other cards might present. <Johaan> Let's face it <Johaan> everything that comes out, has EAX support or is design to run well with soundblaster. <Johaan> But I dunno, maybe these cards (the ones on the page) kick Audigy's Butt no matter what they're running.