I have a budget of $200
I need it to have an Optical in and an Optical out because they are plugging into my 5.1 home theater receiver and the is the best input it has. The optical in is so I can plug my 360 or PS3 into the card.
I will use it for 70% games, 25% movies, and 5% music.
Have been looking at the Creative Recon3D Fatal1ty Pro, Creative X-Fi Titanium HD, HT Omega Claro II, and the HT Omega Claro Halo. Have not been looking at any ASUS cards because most, if not all, don't have dual optical. Also thinking about the HT Omega Striker if I can find one.
Need good 3D sound for games. Recently purchased a Plantronics Gamercom 780 USB Headset