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Nice. What speakers did you go with? I'm partial to Polk Audio and Klipch (however the hell you spell it)
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question, its a AMD better than a Nvidia in the sound department ?? or vice versa ??

or they are just equal ?? they just sent the signal and it doesn't matter the "brand" ??

why people prefer to get 200$ sound cards and not use this method ?? because all you need is a good receiver and good speakers right ???
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question, its a AMD better than a Nvidia in the sound department ?? or vice versa ??

or they are just equal ?? they just sent the signal and it doesn't matter the "brand" ??

why people prefer to get 200$ sound cards and not use this method ?? because all you need is a good receiver and good speakers right ???

Both are equal, using hdmi 1.4, the signal is sent uncompressed.

People don't go this route because it's a lot pricier. with sound card and speakers it's roughly....uh...300-400

This method, assuming it's for gaming. My 5850 was almost 300 when I got it, + 300 for my reciever. So that's 600 dollars right there. Now the sound quality of a method like this is superior to anything a little sound card will be able to do, so in order for this to shine you have to spend money on quality speakers. Now you can buy home theater in a box like speakers which are usually small satellites which CAN get the job done for around 300-400 but the range of sounds is nothing like piecing together your own speakers which usually start at around 60 dollars a speaker (book shelf speakers) then adding in the sub which is usually starting around 200.

Of ocurse if it's not gaming and you get a simple <100 video card with hdmi on it or soudn card with HDMI it'll shave a few bucks but you're looking at almost a min of 500 dollars just for an audio setup.
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http://www.americantv.com/productpage/Polk-R150-2-Way_Bookshelf_Speaker,049041142?itemCd=049041142&linkBack=L3Byb2R1Y3RsaXN0Lz9zZWFyY2g9cjE1MCZzdWJtaXQueD0wJnN1Ym1pdC55PTAmY2F0Q2Q9

I just got these to replace my small infinity speaker satellites and they're ABOVE AMAZING. They're on sale if you have a local place near you for 47 a pop.
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Yeah, I'm on the AVS forums a lot and have plenty help there. Using this news setup has been amazing! I spent about $1100 on the sound system. When I get another few hundred and find a good deal I'll add to it for 7.1 Definitely worth the investment (in my mind) since I spend a LOT of my days in front of my computer with my work and music. The extra and the receiver just make it an awesome HTPC! I'd say this setup w the 55in 3D should hold me over for a few years... at least until the next big jump in technology (display wise).
I ran into an interesting issue with my setup. With the hdmi out on my gtx 570 if i had it setup in windows to output to 5.1 it would register as stero input on my h/k avr 254 but if I switched it to stero output in windows the reciver would register it as full 5.1 in and play it as such idk if this helps

Other than that the setup is exactly the same for nvidia do your guide is great
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Thanks for the info. The only issue I have is now I cant use my microphone. Are there any solutions to use HDMI audio from the video card and use a mic?
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I'd like to report a issue.

When i do DVI from GPU TO monitor, and HDMI to my rx467 receiver and set me screen like yours was

I get reduced crossfire useage on every game, by ALOT.
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I'd like to report a issue.
When i do DVI from GPU TO monitor, and HDMI to my rx467 receiver and set me screen like yours was
I get reduced crossfire useage on every game, by ALOT.

Yea, I sort of noticed this too. Whereas I used to almost never dip below 60fps on BF3 or Skyrim, I get below that a lot now after following this method. Is the non-existant display using up my gpu? Why the hell can't I just output audio from one cable, and video from another? Really annoying.

The only solution I can think of would be to use optical via the motherboard, or to buy some expensive sound card.
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^ use the optical or coaxal output from your motherboard, same effect.

Most motherboards have a coaxal output, or even a optical output correct? So why go through the hassle of using your video card to pipe the sound out, via HDMI when you can simply get a optical cable and hook it directly to your receiver (assuming it has digital inputs)

By going this route you avoid any issues you might run in to if your card doesnt play nice with the receiver?
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For my "How To" I'll be using my Yamaha RX 467 and my 5850

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@ OP:

Your motherboard and receiver both have optical connections. Why not use that if you just want the audio in to the receiver?
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^ use the optical or coaxal output from your motherboard, same effect.
Most motherboards have a coaxal output, or even a optical output correct? So why go through the hassle of using your video card to pipe the sound out, via HDMI when you can simply get a optical cable and hook it directly to your receiver (assuming it has digital inputs)
By going this route you avoid any issues you might run in to if your card doesnt play nice with the receiver?
@ OP:
Your motherboard and receiver both have optical connections. Why not use that if you just want the audio in to the receiver?

With Toslink, you lose the ability to get HD Audio. Although, since I only have a 5.1 setup at the moment, I think I'll just go this route .
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