Recently upgraded to a Z87 motherboard so I could get off my old chipset and play around with these i5s and i7s all the hip kids are talking about. My old system uses the Asus Xonar Essence St sound card, which I absolutely love. The only down side so far is that there is no PCI slot for my sound card.
Has anyone used one of these PCI to PCIe adapters and experience any problems with sound quality?
I'm trying to figure out if I should take a small $25 dollar risk and order one or if I should put that $25 towards a new PCIe sound card. Any opinions from audiophiles as to the quality of a PCIe sound card compared to a PCI card would be appreciated.