I think I paid around 80 for my sound card, but it was at the bottom of my priorities since I don't really play games all that much. My next enhancement's should/needs to be the new zalman vga cooler. My graphics card is VERY large and gets VERY hot. I do have one extra fan that's so large it won't fit in my case. I would like to rig it somehow on my desk, because my blower fan blows out heat and can really warm the room up.