I'm looking at building some new guts for my PC, and one thing that's essential to me is in game Dolby Digital which my Soundblaster 5.1 Platinum isn't capable of. The choices look like: AMD Nforce2-based motherboard with Soundstorm chipset ...or... Intel 925x motherboard with HD Audio (e.g. Asus) As I want to not waste money on a AGP graphics card, I'm leaning towards the latter but can't afford it. The other choice would be an Nforce4 board (I'm not buying yet ) but Soundstorm has gone. Are there any good soundcards which do Dolby Digital ENCODING in games? The manufacturers websites seem vague as to what they do, most pass DD from films etc. but I want more than that. I will be using a coax or optical link to my amp and that will be doing the decoding. I've had a bad experience with my current soundcard, but will risk another SB if I have to.