That first sound card looks really nice and is exactly what I am looking for!
Thank you for that suggestion.
As to the Video Card I really like the one I have right now and it has performed flawlessly for everything I have used it for. I know the Win7 Scoring system is not the end all but my current card does rate a 6.7 in Graphics and Gaming Graphics:
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Total available graphics memory 4095 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3071 MB
I am pretty happy with it. Adding a second one of thoses would be absolutely perfect but the hang up is my motherboard only has one PCI Express X16 slot which is where my current card is located. My motherboard also has one PCI Express X8 slot(runs at X4 only), 1 PCI connector and, 3 PCIX Card connectors.
Like I said I am a bit of a novice when it comes to building so I am not quite sure where to go at this point to meet my requirements. I was looking at this card http://www1.sapphiretech.com/ca/prod...w.php?gpid=265
and it looked promising. But it is currently unavailable from newegg, Amazon, buy.com etc....
Hmm...here is a quick question, am I overthinking this whole process? I don't want to feed 4 independent monitors per se, I want to mirror my primary monitor to 2 other screens as I said to watch movies or streaming video, etc in multiple rooms. Is there a "splitter cable or controller box" that I can feed the DVI feed off of my #1 monitor feed on my current video card and then split it off to my other monitors? Just a quick thought.