OK, I've got a turntable with a decent pre-amp from phonopreamps.com. It has a pot on it to change the output level.
I've got my TT with the computer I'd like to use to record with in a closet, and I normally access it remotely with VNC and remote desktop. It's running Windows Vista Ultimate.
I've got the soundblaster external and a sound device on my new computer . As the external device is easiest to cable up to, I'd rather use it. However, I also have a soundblaster x-fi that I could install if it would somehow improve this process.
So, in a nutshell, what would be the best and easiest way to do some vinyl to CD recording given this setup? Please be detailed. Thanks!