I have an Asus P6T motherboard. I'm using these old/discountinued speakers: http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/promedia-ultra-5-1-overview/ Hell but they're still kicking strong. Anyways, I'm getting distortion when I turn the volume up. I hear some whining that I never noticed b4(semi new comp). Now that I'm writing this, I guess the smarter thing be would to hook it up to my laptop that I was using b4 and see if I get distortion first. I'll do that later. Do you guys think that I will get less distortion with a dedicated sound card? Or, the distortion is coming from the internal speaker amp and i'm SOL either way?