I just upgraded from an SB Live soundcard and WOW. I even notice a difference in the AIM sounds. They're much clearer now but there's one problem. The heatsink'ss really hot and burns if you touch it. I was wondering if this is normal and if this'll shorten the life expectancy of the card? It can't be my power supply, I have an Antec Neopower 480 Watt.
I have a live 5.1 and I would like to upgrade to x-fi as well.
Tell me, is it worth? I do some audio processing with vsti and has some trouble with processing power. Did you notice a big difference?