I bought the Audigy X Gamer sound card today. I must admit, it is one heck of a card. Not only did it improve my sound a ton, but it also improved my video quality and overall system performance a ton too. Things seem to load faster, and video seems more crisp as well. It seems that my old sound card (Guillamet Muse) was making my system lag quite a bit. Games run more fluid, and the overall experience has improved. Have any of you had the same experience with high end sound cards vs. lower quality ones? This sound card rocks in my opinion!!!