We all know the inside of a computer case is an RFI/EMI nightmare and sometimes you get extraneous "computer noise" (whines/clicks/buzzes) transmitted through the onboard or PCI soundcard. Some MBs/cards produce a little, some a lot. I bought a Supermicro MB/Xeon i3 v2.0 to use as the backbone for a new video editing rig. It has no onboard sound, but I figured I'd use my old Audigy ZS PCI souncard. The card picks up a TON of computer noise. It's not a ground loop or anything like that. It's your typical whining/buzzing/whirring "computer noise." It's darn near impossible for me to concentrate on what I'm doing with all that noise in the background. I don't need 7.1 or even 5.1. Basic 2-channel output to feed my powered monitors is all I require. So I'm wondering if an external USB "soundcard" would reduce that noise? Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102032 or (more than I want to spend) this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102032 Thoughts are most welcome as well as any personal experience with USB soundcards. Thanks.