Hi, I just upgraded my mobo and gfx(see sig) and have been having performance issues, I was finally going to throw in the towel when I remembered to check the IRQ's, I have my card and zs on IRQ19, the problem is that this is the only available slot(there is only 2 slots, one is right underneath my bottom card so thats a no go. To my question, how good is onboard sound nowadays? the sound board in question is a Karajan audio module: Realtek ALC850 8-channel audio codec. Will this be nearly as good as the zs? Cheers, Gerry.