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# 143152 4-Apr-2014 18:36
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Hey guys
Here's my setup that I plan to get:
Speakers: Logitech z506 with 3 3.5mm audio ports for 5.1 sound and 2 RCA ports.
Sound card: Asus Xonar DG with 3 3.5mm audio ports, 1 3.5 audio in port and 1 spdif out.
Video card: Sapphire Radeon 7850 2gb DualX OC edition with hdmi.
PS3. The source of all the problems.
Now I want to hook up my speakers to my computer to get a full 5.1 experience, and use hdmi or spdif for my ps3. Could I use my video card or sound card for such use? Or what other ways could you do it?

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  # 1018814 4-Apr-2014 21:44
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Both thee SPDIF and HDMI in your computer are unfortunately audio out only ports 

you would be better of with an AMP that has HDMI in and 5.1 outputs 

PS3/hdmi out >> HDMI in on Amp >> 5.1 speaker set via 3x 3.5mm phone jacks to 6 RCA plugs

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  # 1018825 4-Apr-2014 21:59
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Thanks. Can one find a amp at a decent price say, for <$100? Also can I use the HDMI in my video card for audio only?

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