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So I'd like new sound card for my rig that is currently using the onboard audio on my UD3R. I have no idea how good/bad it is as this is my first. So here are the facts:

1) Currently I have the Harmon Soundsticks 2.1 but may upgrade to 5.1 when I move into a bigger apartment later in the year. I would also use headphones 25% of the time (probably need suggestions here too).

2) I game (Starcraft 2, Black Ops, Mafia, etc) and listen to music on my computer (no movies, Blu-rays give me BSOD) so if I had to pick, it would lean more towards gaming needs

3) No price restriction. I don't mind spending on quality but don't want to blindly just spend on something overkill if it won't be worth it for my needs.

4) I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate (x64).

Thanks everyone. If you need more info, let me know.
Edited by InvalidUserID - 3/16/11 at 7:03pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

HDMI To this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-242-_-Product

Then sit back and listen to things like never before.
    
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Cool, I'll look into the Yamaha set.

I'm a little confused on the GPU though. I like my 480. I don't know if I want to swap my GPU instead of adding a dedicated sound card.
Edited by InvalidUserID - 3/16/11 at 10:40pm
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