Well I built my first computer and I am using the integrated sound that came with the mobo. It is a Realtek AC97... I plugged my series speakers/subwoofer into the 'Center' slot on it and made it be in 8-speaker mode. This is great progress because iTunes can play music! But thats about it... No programs can do it and the only other mode it works in is 6-speaker mode. Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated.