Sound quality from speakers doesn't matter when it comes to the amount of similtanious sounds. I can play on integrated but the extra sounds and quality is good. If integrated sound isn't good enough for you I would get the X-Fi because the Audigy cards don't give that much of increased quality over integrated that is worth the price, but thats just me. As far as the sound blaster Live! cards, they sound just like integrated and that 30 bucks and PCI slot would go to waste.
Basically I'm saying if integrated sound isn't good enough for you go for one that has some of the best features. But if you are in a position w/o functioning sound than a $xx sound card would be fine. I am just saying don't waste money on something that isn't so much different from what you already have. This is different depending on the person (and their ears). If you don't agree with me who cares? Go on with your life and don't submit useless posts like this:
Originally posted by Green Radience
*Sigh* When will they learn...