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Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by CousinDave, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. CousinDave

    CousinDave Registered User

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    Okay so I built a Windows PC primarily to play Star Wars: The Old Republic and maybe use as a media center.

    I got a video card with a HDMI output
    turns out for audio to be carried on the HDMI I need a S/PDIF audio header, which my mother board does not have - so I need to get a sound card or another mother board.

    I'd like to get a reasonably priced sound card that will handle multi channel audio

    any suggestions???
     
  2. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    I use a Sound Blaster X-Fi because it was the cheapest card with an optical ausio out (which I use for my receiver)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...oogle-_-Sound+Card-_-Creative+Labs-_-29102023

    It is PCI-Express though.

    If you don't have a PCI-E slot, then consider the following

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829126005

    It's only $12 and I have no idea how good it is, but it will likely get the job done.

    Also, a lot of sound cards have the SPDIF slot on them so that you can run the cord from it to your video card.
     
  3. CousinDave

    CousinDave Registered User

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    I do need PCI express

    my biggest problem is finding one that I how has SPDIF connectors on it to run the cable to the video card

    the descriptions at NewEgg, Tiger Direct, & Amazon just don't say
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829956002

    This is the cheapest PCI-Express WITH SPDIF out.

    Basically you are looking for the thing i circled...

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