Hey, I just picked up a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS soundcard for my computer for $80. Its supposed to be a great sound card for playing music (havent had a chance to install it yet), but i dont know how it is on recording. I've heard that if your doing recording and you want it to sound good, you dont want to use the mic in jack on the sound card (this is correct, right?) My question is that if I bought an external mic preamp for recording, would the sound card have much to do with the quality of the recording? Are their certain sound cards that are better for recording, or do they not really matter when you use an external mic preamp? Thanks.