Finally getting a sound card for Windows 7. Need suggestions.

So even though I've built quite a few systems, I've never bothered with a sound card. However, when I install windows 7 here in a few weeks I want to have one in my case for the install. I have no idea where to start other than it must be PCI Express due to case space and I don't want it to use a power connector like the Asus DX.

Specs:

CPU: I7 920 @ 3.4
MB: Asus P6T Deluxe
Ram: 6 GB
Video Card: ATI HD 4870x2
PSU: 850W


I'll be using the Astro A40 headset.


Budget is up to $200 if needed, but would love to keep it around $100. Primary use for it will be gaming.


Thanks
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  1. Is there something the onboard sound is not doing for you? For most users, onboard is plenty.

    It's up to you, but I'd save the money for a future upgrade.
  2. huron said:
    Is there something the onboard sound is not doing for you? For most users, onboard is plenty.

    It's up to you, but I'd save the money for a future upgrade.



    I just want better sound.
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