I have used a terratec good high quality cards. check into m audio cards also. THose are more recording style cards for studio use. But the 6 fire was designed for the average user a best of both worlds type thing. I would rather you with a creative audigy 2 platinum if your just going to have 5.1 the .1 stand for the subwoofer the 5 stands for the speakers you got 5. 1 center channel, 2 rears and 2 front. Dvds are programmed with encoding that make everything surround sound. surround sound =5.1. 6.1, 7.1. ITs pretty slick i gave u a little help but i would google it.
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