> I believe part of the problem is the electronic noise inside the case. Most
> of the breakout box s are appealing to the higher fidelity users.
Actually, I think the common belief is that if you're mounting something into a PC, it'll be via a PCI card, which has far superior data transfer rates than either FireWire or USB. So, the connections would all be on the back, unless you get a PC that has a front-facing PCI slot (which I have never seen).
If you are going to go the PCI route, I use and recommend the M-Audio Audiophile:
FireWire and USB devices seem to be geared toward laptop users and/or live performance.
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