I used to own a creative soundcard a few years back in q4 days but eventually it stopped working for some reason (cant remember why). Initially I was very happy with it. Hopefully I'll be building a new pc in the coming months, and im interested in a sound card but know nothing about them honestly

Have you recently bought a sound card and do you think it is worth the money for music and games that can take advantage of it?

Also what brands/models are on top these days? I'd rather not just go to newegg and see what's most expensive..

not too concerned about price just quality