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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as a sound card for gaming?

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Im getting a new PC which I use for sound and video editing but also some gaming and general stuff like listening to music and watching movies, I was going to buy on a sound card but I already have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, would that act as a sound card? Would its output be good?

Also if its not good enough would something like aasus sonar dg or sound blaster x-fi extreme be okay or is something like asus sonar d2x worth the extra money.
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Yes it will work great, I use a 2i4 myself.
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Samsung 840 Pro Intel 730 WD RE CM Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 10 Dell S2716DG 1440p 144 Hz G-Sync NEC PA272 27" 1440p Leopold FC660C Topre 
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Definitely don't buy a sound card since you already have the 2i2.
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