well I had been looking at upgrading this and I wanted to hear your view points on this little card ive had for years now .... I really dont need digital sound (as I have a home cinema setup via DVD and widescreen TV), all I use my computer sound for is playing games and MP3s .. so stereo quality is important. I have a nice speaker setup .. with 4 highend yamaha satellites via 2 subwoofers (cost over Â£300 in total), so the sound for playing music is really clear and effective. (well as good as ive heard from a computer setup) Recently I took home a SB live card from work but this sucker did not want to tango with my setup and XP and caused more problems for me than anything ive ever had, so I took it back and just replaced the old PCI128 card I have had for years. rock solid, never a problem, never any issues at all actually. just plug and hear. im happy, so tell me, why should I upgrade? is it worth the money?