Take a Bow I have to give it to MSI and the Soundstorm sound system, After having Creative Audigy2 Platinum and uninstalling running the stock supplied Soundstorm I am Impressed! I have been rocking the house and after comparison I like the stock sound so much as I gave my daughter my Platinum card. just giving my opinon. Takes less resouces and rocks the same as the Platinum. So I feel thet MSI gave more on this motherboard than apreciated. Thanks MSI for a real nice sound.