What exactly do you consider ideal for gaming? EAX is dead and you don't use headphones, so any soundcard will do.
Will you be using a headset or headphones?Will you be using a condenser mic? Do you have a separate preamp for it or would you want phantom power on the interface?Let us know all the required inputs and outputs.
I do not use headphones.
QuoteI do not use headphones.How do you avoid problems with the speakers bleeding into the microphone when gaming?