That's a SWEAT sound card!! The VERY best Sound Card I ever owned,( may still have it? somewhere) is the Diamond Monster Sound MX300-PCI Win 98
Man it rocked, it used 3d sound aound which is much like 4.1 Sound. I remember they had a demo
on the CD that came with it, where this BEE fly's all around your HEAD, and it sounded just like that, back then it
wsa much better than Audigy, still is IMHO. But I went with Realtech on board sound cards after Win 98. DIAMOND was a BIG name in Sound and Graphics
at one time, I also ran 2 Monster II GFX cards
in what's called today SLI/Crosssfire which again IMHO SUCK. My 2 Moster II cards hooked up together in the back of the PC
kust one very sourt cable, and you had SLI, no drivers or adjustments needed, they just ran as ONE card, kinda like raid. Each card
was 12mb memory together, I had 24 Megs of GFX ram, which back in the day, was a TON of video ram!! Today you need 2 gigs just
about, to run at optimum power, well 1 GIG will do fine really. DDR5 what the hell kinda gimmick is that!!
At any rate, my Monster Sound MX300 (pci sound card) was Gold plated as well, a real looker!! Your card reminds me of it.
TurtleBech is/was a big player is sound cards too. My Audigy Gamer Sound Blaster card was sweet, but the drivers were always an issue.
Here's you Sound card:: (SWEET!!!)
My Box Monster II mx300If I were to buy a new full PCI Sound Card today, I'd go with STRIKER 7.1 (about 75 buck, awesome card)
Link @ Egg:: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6829271001Bluw