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Old 07-01-08, 12:45 PM   #34
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Default Re: I'm a noob at HT Audio

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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?
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