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I have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card and speaker set (5 small ones and one subwoofer/mixer). Or I can run off of my new motherboards Realtek HD onboard sound. If I upgrade to this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

And these:

http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/t...oogle_shopping

Am I going to notice a big performance difference? I mainly listen to Itunes radio, Netflix and (not that it matters) I Skype.

Or should I just stick to what I have? Or maybe just upgrade the sound card? Or maybe just switch the onboard sound on my new motherboard?

Only reason I'm asking is that I'm upgrading to Win7 and I'm doubting the sound card will be supported. Is there anyway to find out if it is supported under win7? (Assuming I don't want or need to upgrade.)

Or any other suggestions for sound cards and speakers in the sub $100 range?
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Neither url works. There are hacked drivers for old soundblaster cards easily found using google (stirred up quite the storm with Creative a few years ago, caused a lot of news articles)

If you DO have to upgrade, HT Omega sound cards and Sennheiser headphones are a well-rounded start
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This is the sound card he is talking about: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1

I know you had this answered in another thread, but it's not worth the money to upgrade.
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