I want to get a sound card for my computer so that I can take advantage of my 5.1 surround sound speakers but my motherboard only has one PCI card slot (I think that's what the big one is called!) which is taken up by my graphics card, however I do have one spare PCIe slot (The other taken up with a wireless card) I'm not sure whether to get a PCIe Sound Card which is quite expensive compared to a PCI one or to get an external one. My budget is £20 - £30.
Can you recommend any particular cards and whether internal PCIe or external is better??
I have tried the VIA audio but it's rubbish and the 5.1 doesn't work. I read on the internet that nearly everyone has the same problem! I have decided that I will probably just get a new motherboard and case and rebuild my computer so that i have a spare PCI slot! Thanks for your help!