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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer knk2009 March 1, 2011 5:41:50 AM Best answer selected by knk2009. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How do sound cards affect performance? Forum SolvedDoes a sound card affect greater game performance? Forum Do Sound Cards Affect System Performance? Forum How much FSB will affect my GF4 or sound card? Forum SolvedHow Will 4x4GB Of Memory Affect System Performance? Forum SolvedHow does swapping an old HDD with a new SSD affect performance? Forum SolvedThermal Paste on AMD A10-5800k CPU Pins - Cleaned, but weird sound. Did AS5 Affect Sound Card? Forum Solveddoes a motherboard with internal graphics card provide a better performance with an installed gpu ?or it does nto affect ? Forum SolvedGTX 650 Ti BOOST, how much does Physx affect FPS? 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