So now that I have a dual slot GPU (just installed 6970) I no longer have access to one of my PCI slots. I do however have 2 unused PCI-E 1x slots above the video card I could use. My issue is I have two PCI devices that I would like to retain the use of, so I'm going to need to upgrade one of them to PCI-E 1x. The two comppnents are:
Which one is worth upgrading? I'm well aware that the improved bus speed won't mean anything since the bandwidth at PCI is more than enough for either of these two peripherals. I was muling over getting one or the other of these:
I really don't want to spend more than $60 on this, especially since I was totally satisfied with the functionality of my current setups. Is the upgrade in sound card worth another $13.56? I ask you audiophiles. Because I haven't shopped for these kinds of parts since 2007! I game and listen to music. BF3 and SWTOR in a few days.
Also, which one of my current parts has the most value? Could I resell the XtremeGamer for $13.56 more than I could sell my current wireless card?