Well, it wasn't exactly the trash but close enough.... we are recycling computers at our work and people are bringing in some of their old PC's from home. Of course I had to do some dumpster diving but even I couldn't find much to scavenge (only a 40GB hard drive and a Sound Blaster Audigy first gen SB0090). I've looked at a few reviews but I haven't been able to find many. I'm wondering if anyone has had this card before and what their experiences with it have been. I have an Audigy 2 NX (external USB model) which I used to share with the girlfriend until she got a laptop from work and doesn't use her desktop anymore. I can't find anything comparing the audio quality of the two generations but I know the first gen card being PCI must use less CPU than the USB card (mostly due to the USB interface). Any input is welcome, even if it's just "put the card back in the trash". Thanks.