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Will the PCI sound card be worse than say, a pci-e?

ive got a pcie x1 slot but my video card is blocking it...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131626
theres my motherboard

would i notice a difference if i got a cheap sound card? (<$50)

can someone recommend a card for me?
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post #2 of 17
If I were you I would just use onboard sound instead of buying a cheap sound card. You wouldnt see much difference anyways
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by chuxanator View Post
If I were you I would just use onboard sound instead of buying a cheap sound card. You wouldnt see much difference anyways
alrightydo!

didnt want to buy one anyway

im getting a sub and kind of hard to figure out what do so ill just ask my dad for help seeing as i only have one audio out on my motherboard..
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post #4 of 17
Asus Xonar D1 is for PCI. Search for it on the egg.

Edit: It will perform exactly the same as it's Pci-e Counterpart (Xonar Dx). There's no difference.
    
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post #5 of 17
If you can find an X-Fi XtremeGamer for less than $50, then go for it. I find it to be a noticeable improvement over onboard. And as far as sound cards are concerned, the slot interface has no effect on the card performance.
    
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post #6 of 17
No difference in PCI/PCI-E, only the chipset that each card is using.

Consider that the standard PCI bus shares 133 MB/sec (32 bit 33 Mhz).
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post #7 of 17
Some of the creative cards still come in PCI, and the socket it plugs into offers no real difference. PCI-E x1 has roughly the same bandwidth as PCI v2.3. Sound cards are priced by what you get, the top end cards obviously offer much higher quality than the lowest ones. A mid-range creative x-fi may be in your price range, and will offer some improvement over the onboard.
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i have a serato usb soundcard
    
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by cr1 View Post
find for cheaper
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