Quote: Originally Posted by paulstung
Evening all , I,m looking into soundcards , to go into my MSI Z77 MPower motherboard , it has 3 of the full size PCIE slots and 3 of the little ones . With the soundcard can I use the ones with PCI or have they got to be PCIE specific ? Thanks for reading.
The board has no PCI slots. You must use a PCI-E soundcard. PCI is physically incompatible with all of the PCI-E slots.
A PCI-E X1 soundcard will work in the X1 or X16 slots.
If this is for your new build, I suggest trying the onboard sound first. You may find it perfectly adequate. It doesn't use a lot of CPU cycles, and it may be less likely to crash Windows than an add-in card might.