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Do I need/ want a sound card for my HTPC

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Would I need or want a sound card instead of running video and audio through hdmi via gtx570? Difference in quality? Positioning? Your thoughts are most welcome. Thank you!

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If all you have is sound through the TV it would be a waste, anything else yes.
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Sorry, I totally spaced while typing that out- yes, I have a medium level receiver with 5.1 surround with custom selected speakers.. no HTIB setup. So positioning and clarity would take a noticeable jump? (And I do love my sound and quality)

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For a digital input i would think soundcard is not necessary hehe Analog different story
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I run my HTPC to my receiver via HDMI and no issues there. Sound is pretty good. No as good as my $1k universal source, but good for streaming Internet radio and video.
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