Hello PUREOC! Over the holidays I upgraded the core parts of my system, the specs on the side are current, now I'm looking ahead for the sound and screen. The monitor most likely will be a 24" from ASUS. Speakers will be Logitech Z623. For the sound card I'm looking for something that isn't Creative Labs. To me they seem like the Intel of sound cards, so I'm looking at other brands. The problem I'm having is this - I will be going crossfire on my Sabertooth 990FX, but the PCI slot will be covered. So, PCI-E x1 is necessary. The only thing I've found is 2 from ASUS, the Xonar DX and the Essence STX, and 1 from HT Omega, the eClaro. Are there any others worth a look or would one of these 3 be a good choice? The primary use for this system is games and movies.