Acer x3200 Sound Card Upgrade

Hi I have recently bought an Acer x3200 and would like to use to to plug in my guitar and play music. I have got a PCI sound card from another pc but I don't think the acer has PCi slots? From searching I can only see that it has PCI express slots?

What is the difference? Can anyone shed any light on what I should be looking for? Ideally I want one with a line in/out with two ports.

Are external sound cards any good?

PLease help!
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  1. That motherboard does not have any typical PCI slots. Only PCI express.
    You cannot find a PCI card into a PCI express (PCIe) slot.
    Therefore, you cannot use the sound card from the other PC.

    If you would like to use a sound card I suggest search for with with the following stats:
    Low Profile (or Half Hieght)
    PCIe (1X)
    Like this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Soundwave-Pci-lp-Profile-Sound-Card/dp/B000RA1R5K

    External Sound cards are a good alternate option.

    Although personally I would just use the audio ports that are built in to the motherboard already. Is there a reason you don't want to/can't use those?
  2. Couple of corrections.. Sorry, I'm half asleep...
    You cannot find a PCI card into a PCI express (PCIe) slot.
    You cannot plug a PCI card into a PCI express (PCIe) slot.

    If you would like to use a sound card I suggest search for with with the following stats:
    If you would like to use a sound card you will need to get one with both of the following:

    Although personally I would just use the audio ports that are built in to the motherboard already. Is there a reason you don't want to/can't use those?
    Although personally I would just use the integrated audio. Is there a reason you don't want to/can't use those?
  3. I'm assuming the built in sound card won;t really be up to scratch? I'll try it and report back
  4. Ive tried it and there seems to be quite a big delay when using guitar rig and just the internal sound card. Can anyone suggest an external sound card or a pcie low profile that would give me zero latency?
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