PCI-E vs USB Sound card Tags: Sound Cards PCI Express Components Last response: June 3, 2012 5:53 PM in Components Share davy_b June 1, 2012 8:37:13 PM Hey guys looking for some advice which would be the better sound card one mounted to the motherboard or a external USB one , It will mainly be for gaming and I have heard that BF3 / Punkbuster doesn't like PCI-E sound cards ?? Was thinking between USB http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=1925&subcat= PCI-E http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=11&subcat= More about : pci usb sound card al360ex June 1, 2012 10:00:53 PM Hello ! First off, the links you provided don't work. Secondly, I'd go with a PCI-E 1x sound card : You'll have much better lantency and it won't clutter your desk since it'll be in your PC case. Since I don't know what sound card you chose, I can't advise you as to wheter it's good or not. However, just so you know, in my opinion the best soundcards are those made by Asus, and the Asus Xonar DX is very well rated. Good luck, al360ex davy_b June 1, 2012 11:06:35 PM thanks for the reply these are the 2 i was chooseing from and ASUS Xonar D2X or a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB http://en.store.creative.com/sound-blaster/sound-blaste... PCI-E http://www.asus.com.au/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_D2X... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer al360ex June 3, 2012 5:53:25 PM davy_b said:thanks for the reply these are the 2 i was chooseing from and ASUS Xonar D2X or a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD Go with the Asus Xonar D2X. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUSB and PCI-e Sound cards Forum USB 3.0, Wireless Card, and a Sound Card but only one PCI-E slot Forum SolvedSound card vs USB headset vs onboard ALC898 Forum usb wifi adapter vs pcie wifi card raw performace Forum PCI-e 1x 8x or USB Sound card for Ubuntu Forum USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter VS PCIe Wireless card Forum Integrated sounds vs Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Pro Sound Card SB1356 Forum Internal PCI sound Card vs external USB sound card? Forum Onboard Sound card VS PCIe Sound card Forum Asus ROG Hero onboard sound VS Siberia Elite USB Sound card Forum Test USB vs PCI vs PCIe wireless network cards Forum PCI vs PCI-E sound cards Forum USB sound card vs Onboard sound card? Forum USB headset VS TRS headset with a sound card? Forum Sound Card vs USB Headset Forum SolvedUSB vs PCIe Forum SolvedSound card to PCI-E 16x slot Forum Headset:usb vs sound card connection Forum SolvedPCI-E vs USB WiFi? Forum SolvedPCIe x8 or PCI for sound card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !