Look at the AA8 or whatever. It had a special slot built into the board for the sound, so it wasn't onboard, and didn't take up a pci e slot. other than that, what else do you have in a pci slot? I only have a sound card and a LAN port, although all motherboards have onboard now. I'm sure all of that stuff will be more prominent once the majority of the boards out are pci e. probably towards Jan.