Solved How do sound cards affect the performance of fps? Tags: PC gaming Sound Cards Video Games Last response: March 1, 2011 5:41 AM in Video Games Share knk2009 February 26, 2011 7:11:07 PM I am playing wow on the computer posted below, I realize this is not a gaming computer but it was a gift from my family couldn't afford to build my own computer and my sister insisted on one from best buy. I am upgrading the psu to 1000w and upgrading video card to gtx 560 ti by sparkle. Next I am considering adding a video card in the pci express x1 slot. I need help in choosing a good sound card and am wondering how sound cards affect fps in game. My budget for a sound card is $50-$120 maximum. I am in Canada . Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. 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I'd be more tempted to recommend the ASUS Xonar DG, DS, or D1/DX. That being said, sound cards do not improve FPS. | Report abuse knk2009 March 1, 2011 5:41:50 AM Best answer selected by knk2009. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Video Games>How do sound cards affect the performance of fps?> Related ressources: ForumHow do sound cards affect performance ? ForumDo Sound Cards Affect System Performance ? ForumHow does DirectX 10 affect what graphics card(s ) I consider? Forum2nd monitor affect gaming performance ? ForumDoes a sound card affect greater game performance ? ForumBig question: DOES power supply affect performance ? ForumHow Much Will Switching Motherboards Affect Performance ? Forum[gaming] How much does CPU actually affect performance ? ForumDoes the MOBO really affect gaming performance ? ForumHow much does CPU affect gaming performance ? ForumHow much will PCIe 4x affect performance ? 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