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How would you all recommend connecting it for the best quality signal overall then?
 
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However if you want Dolby tech, you buy a soundcard for that tech other you won't need one.
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
How would you all recommend connecting it for the best quality signal overall then?
Basically...otherwise you're paying $100+USD for a DAC you're not using.

I've read of some folks don't like the quality of sound they get over GPU HDMI connections over alternatives...But heck, all you need is an HDMI cable to try it, and there's no other hardware investment since you already have the card and receiver. If you don't like the sound, which would be lossless even under BluRay...you can look into other options.
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The sound card is going into my new build so I'm not sure whether the gpus will have the same option to do that as with the 480s
 
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The sound card is going into my new build so I'm not sure whether the gpus will have the same option to do that as with the 480s
Most GPUs these days apart from Eyefinity-6, I believe, have HDMI out. So long as you have HDMI outs, you'll have fewer headaches. Trying to use TOSLINK or SPDIF outs has a few headaches, and you necessarily have a soundcard that can live encode Dolby DTS or DD if you want surround sound gaming.
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