I've been told that the highest-performing sound card money can possibly buy right now is the "Auzentech Prelude." But that was probably someone's opinion and not technical fact. Which sound card will give you the best possible sound in games? I almost bought a Fatal1ty X-Fi champion edition, but I decided not to after reading horror stories about how crappy and buggy the drivers are. The Fatal1ty X-Fi is $150 and the Auzentech Prelude is $200. Which will give me better quality sound in games? I doubt the drivers for the Auzentech Prelude seem like they were programmed by a 12 year old.