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Does this mobo support 5.1 surround sound?

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Wanting to know because come this Christmas I'd really like to get a 5.1 true surround sound headset. Turtle beach has one that requires the 5.1 connection and although others don't show it I can only assume they do to.

If I need a sound card for this could some one suggest a decent one that won't break the bank

Thank you, very much appreciated for any and all help.
     
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Yeah the on board audio is 6 channel which is 5.1 (5 speakers + 1 sub) so as long as your headset supports 5.1 you should be good.
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Realtek says ALC662 supports 5.1 surround, so with Biostar motherboard you'll need to use front panel in addition to the rear ports for 5.1.

Although you'll be much better off getting Xonar DG, or do audio over HDMI with a HTPC GPU.
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post #4 of 7
It supports 5.1 analogue (3 mini jacks). You may want a digital connection supporting DolbyDigital for some 5.1 headsets in which case you'll need a soundcard.
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Realtek says ALC662 supports 5.1 surround, so with Biostar motherboard you'll need to use front panel in addition to the rear ports for 5.1.
Although you'll be much better off getting Xonar DG, or do audio over HDMI with a HTPC GPU.

Thanks for the suggested sound card I know Asus makes good stuff. and it doesn't seem to be to expensive I do ask why at least on newegg it looks like its an odd color.... I really don't want to use the front and back panel especially with a head set... don't even think the cable would reach.

Asus sound card
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by remnant View Post

Thanks for the suggested sound card I know Asus makes good stuff. and it doesn't seem to be to expensive I do ask why at least on newegg it looks like its an odd color.... I really don't want to use the front and back panel especially with a head set... don't even think the cable would reach.
Asus sound card

I don't know why the Newegg one looks weird. I got my Xonar D1 from a member here and the PCI slot cover is not like the Newegg.

In that case Xonar DG is perfect for you. It also has a headphone amp which should help your headset a bit.
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Thank you senior + rep for quick and easy answer smile.gif
     
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