Dont know how much u mean by budget, but the Creative Audigy Platinum EX would do the job I'm certain. around about £150? comes with cubase, fruityloops, load of sound fonts and a SHED load of other bits and pieces. A seperate break out box with more connectors on then you could shake a stick at. Downsides are the creative own software that comes with it makes Mr Bush positivly stable! takes up 2 slots on your PC, one for the main card and another for the, um, other bit? and the parallel cable to the breakout box is chunky enough to have a small countries communications routed through it. all that aside I think its a fairly excellent audio system.