Pavol
1 Nickel

USB or PCI ?

I am thinkin about upgrading some accessories on my Dimension PC, and the first thing I want to upgrade is my sound card. Is there a difference between PCI and USB Audigy 2 sound cards (other than the connection type)? I mean, do they sound the same? Do they perform the same in regular music listening and games? Any advice? Thanks.
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NVRambo
4 Tellurium

Re: USB or PCI ?

It would help to know the model of your Dimension, but in general go with the PCI version assuming you have an open expansion slot.

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RobinBredin
4 Ruthenium

Re: USB or PCI ?

I am thinkin about upgrading some accessories on my Dimension PC, and the first thing I want to upgrade is my sound card. Is there a difference between PCI and USB Audigy 2 sound cards (other than the connection type)? I mean, do they sound the same? Do they perform the same in regular music listening and games? Any advice? Thanks.

Even better, they now do PCIe x 1 audio cards.

      

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fireberd
6 Indium

Re: USB or PCI ?

Most later Dimensions, such as my E510 only have a PCIeX1 slot for video and the rest are PCI.  Thus if it's a Dimension only a PCI type sound card will work.  

Generally, if you have a PCI slot that type will work better.



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Mary G
5 Iridium

Re: USB or PCI ?

Anyone notice the 2004 date on this post?

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fireberd
6 Indium

Re: USB or PCI ?

gotcha (or at least got me as I wasn't paying any attention).



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Home Built Desktop PC with ASUS ROG Z170, i7 6700K CPU

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RobinBredin
4 Ruthenium

Re: USB or PCI ?

Got me as well. lol

      

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