I've got to go with AMD one this one. Unless you *have* to have all the games that come with it, you're better off buying another card. The SB will run with Linux, though, so if you're worried about compatiblity.
The Acoustic Edge, Santa Cruz, or the Fortissimo are either just as good, or slightly better.
<font color=blue>I hacked Msft, and all I got was this lousy source code.....</font color=blue>
is the audigy out already... i hadnt noticed... $100 is a bit much to pay for an outdated card... though i cant comment about wasting money... or spending a lot having just bought some $1800 5.1 speakers including amp...