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semtek 2012-10-21 13:43

help with soundcards
 
hi there,
im having a new pc built as mine isnt capable of running reason 6, i realise i need a good soundcard and this is where im a bit lost,
i am looking at a focusrite saffire 6 soundcard, but will i still need a pci souncard for inside the pc tower??
what if i just bought a better pci soundcard and not bothered with the saffire 6?
any help would be appreciated
Gino

Sipher 2012-10-21 15:26

It all depends on what the motherboard being used has for internal slots. Most new computers do not have pci as it is legacy and pcie 1x-16x is the norm. I have the focusrite Scarlet 2i2 and i love it. No need for a pci/pcie internal sound card. Some internal sound cards can achieve slightly lower latencies as they are not over a usb or external buss. Though it usually isn't a problem.


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