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post #11 of 17
When you connect the card with optical cables it can do 5.1 encoding and output. When you have it connected by analog cables, it can only do 2.1

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Titanium%20hd

Is the card? How the heck are you supposed to use Optical or standard 5.1 speaker hookups with that?
post #12 of 17
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Where would you even plug it in? All I see is the red and white connectors and a couple jacks?

I use a cable like these. How would that work. Those seem to be different jacks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812816076

I would be using it mostly for gaming.

The ports I usually use look like the opticals on here on the far right.
http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B0018EFGTM.htm
Edited by Hawk777th - 7/30/11 at 8:56am
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post #13 of 17
AFAIK the Titanium HD has cables that adapt RCA to output Toslink.
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Seems like I should be looking more at this card. I am using a Logitech 5.1 system.

http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B0018EFGTM.htm
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post #15 of 17
no dont get the Fatal1ty , get this X-Fi Titanium

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102024
    
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Alrighty.

I use this system.



Got another question does your front panel audio always end up running off of the onboard or does the X-fi bypass it somehow?

Or am I better plugging my headset etc into the back?
Edited by Hawk777th - 7/30/11 at 10:46am
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post #17 of 17
You just move your front panel audio from plugging into the motherboard to plugging into the sound card. In my experience with other cards it's better just to use the back connection and plug right into the sound card. Too much chance for interference from that thin cheap wire running threw the case. I haven't actully used a front panel audio in years though so maybe they have gotten better.
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