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PCI-E vs USB Sound card

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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

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
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.
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