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If you are using a digital connection why you need a souncard then? Don't your onboard got one? What gpu do you have? You know digital the sound is just going to be passed thru to your receiver and the quality of it wont matter as its not doing anything at all except for providing a digital connection.

I did not know this. I guess I don't need a sound card than? Unless connecting it to my receiver a different way will result in better sound?
    
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I did not know this. I guess I don't need a sound card than? Unless connecting it to my receiver a different way will result in better sound?
If your using a analog connection then yes a soundcard will provide better sound if the rest of your system is of good quality where you be able to hear the difference.

If you are using a digital connection all thats going to happen is the sound is going to get send thru to your receiver where its going to do the encoding.

You got a Yamaha receiver. Yamaha stuff are the Corsair of the psu business. Their mint. What will improve your sound quality more than anything is your speakers. What speakers are you using at the moment?

5.1 speaker setup is also important. It takes a couple of hours of swearing to get them right but once theyre setup then your really hear the advantage of surround. The centre and sub are the two most important speakers of a surround setup.
Edited by Spooony - 5/7/11 at 2:39am
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