Summary: The Sound Blaster Audigy PCI Audio Card is a great choice if you're looking for nice sound. I must note that I have found that if you are running windows vista, win 7, or win 8 you will need to go to Creative Labs website and download current drivers because the installation CD does not support these operating systems. Even when run compatibility mode it does not work. So get the proper drivers and enjoy this the sound that this card produces.
No need to "Plug & Pray" with a lot of hacking--installed instantly!
1 February 2014
Summary: I bought a used bare bones Dell Optiplex 745 with a defective motherboard sound output, so I purchased this card. Based on my experience with Microsoft OS's I was expecting to do a lot of hacking, but WinXP immediately recognized it!
i was able to improve the sound quality of my computer for a low price
4 December 2013
Summary: i bought this sound card because it was a very inexpensive way to improve the sound of my computer. It was easy to install and it did improve the sound quality.I've been using it for 2 months now with no problems
Summary: Bought it for my Linux box. Likes: Great sound for a cheap price. Still works with older PCI mother boards Dislikes: Software and drivers are all intended for boxes running Microsoft OS Summery: You won't go wrong using this sound card.
Summary: I bought this sound card to replace a broken on-board sound card and it does the job very well. I can't say much about the sound quality since I have cheap speakers but it is at least as good as in on-board one. It's a great 7.1 card for people on a budget. I use it on Windows 7 64 bits and everything works fine.
Summary: Good upgrade from on-board analogue sound. It's pretty cheap, so it fit the budget for a budget build. The computer it is installed on will only be used for general internet use, so it's not like top notch sound was required.