I have a P4 3.06Ghz and would like help in adding a sound card. Having a dedicated audio card has its advantages and the most important being the CPU has less work to do. This will help me gain a few of the CPU's power and thus improve gaming somewhat :suspiciou. Don't play games on the PC much any more but when I do its games like CnC, AoE, Team Fortress, Battlefield and so would like to juice the CPU to the max :evil:. Don't want to the card to be more than 45 US dollars and only will be using 2 speakers so it can be any.1 I don't care. Any recommendations will be truly appreciated. Also is there any truth to that when having a dedicated sound card one can hear more and further than compared to an on-board sound card.