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: ForumUSB 3.0, Wireless Card , and a Sound Card but only one PCI-E slot ForumPCI vs PCI-E sound cards ForumShould I get a USB Sound Card or a DAC Amplifier? More ?'s inside. ForumPCI-e 1x 8x or USB Sound card for Ubuntu ForumOptical to DAC vs Add on Sound Card Forum2600k vs 3770k and PCIe 3.0 effects on SLI 680's? ForumNeed PCIe Controller/Expansion Card with USB 2.0 Header and SATA Heade ForumBest gaming card which fills just one pci-e slot ForumDoes a PCIE sound card matter? ForumPCIe - (x16+x4) vs (x8+x8) ForumUSB sound card vs Onboard sound card ? ForumHow can I install PCIe card for USB 3.0 external drive ForumUSB card : PCI vs . PCI E ForumPCI vs . PCIe Sound Cards & Recomendation ForumPci sound card to pci-e x1 Forum212 evo fan replacement Forum[Solved] PSU to match new Video Card ForumNVidia Gainward Geforce 2 MX-200 AGP Card Installation Trouble ForumWhat can cause the sound on a pc to stop working ForumSound Blaster Audigy SE vs Realtek ALC1200 More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !