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.
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.
card works well with win7, creative software for this card, not so much.
7 February 2012
Summary: got this for 5.1 sound, my pc only had stereo on the motherboard. works fine, not too thrilled with the creative software that you can download for the card. i'm running win7 and some of the executables crash or simply will not run. otherwise it works fine for what i want.
Summary: I think the EAX and the gaming features are ideal with this soundcard. I really didn't notice a huge leap between this an the ALC889 chipset. This is best suited for gamers who want a cheap option.