Moderator: Captain Ned
greenmystik wrote:Nope. If you have the same model with the only difference being PCI vs. PCI-E, they should sound exactly the same. The primary (if not only) reason to buy PCI-E over PCI is that once PCI goes the way of the dodo in the next couple years, you aren't forced to buy a new sound card. We're already seeing many motherboards forgoing PCI slots in order to put in more PCI-E slots - mainly higher end boards looking to cram in an extra slot for yet another x16 slot but you'll find more than a couple uATX and ITX boards without them at all.Side note: Is there a noticeable difference in quality when using PCI-e vs PCI? Does it effect what your gonna be hearing?