I'm on the last stage of my HCPC project, Sound! At present I am using the onboard Advance AC97 Audio on my ASUS A7V8X m/board. I know that onboard is usually inferrior to separate soundcard. This is where I need your help. My intention is to feed to the sound through 5M OFC twin RCA cable to an amp (still deciding on amp) and finally through a pair of floorstanding speakers. I am a newbie to sound, so if I get a soundcard capable of carrying DTS and Dolby Digital would this mean that I would need an amp that could do the same. Please help.