Originally Posted by BronzeGod
I use it via analog for positional audio, since it's for my games and i love being accused of hacking for walling someone in Counter-Strike because I heard their footsteps. But I have hooked up a PS3 to it via optical, and it was simply amazing. I gotta upgrade to a DDL soundcard with optical though.
I recommend an Auzentech X-Fi, if you are looking into making an HTPC. Pair that with a Z-5500 via optical and you'll never leave your house.
But since the motherboard of the HTPC has an HDMI output, is there a need for a PCI sound card? I was thinking about getting the AuzenTech Xplosion. What's better though, the C-Media CMI8770 chipset or the X-Fi chipset?