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This is probably a dumb question but what are the all the audio ports for on newer mobos. Like on my sabertooth theres 6, 1 for audio in and then there is and out/front, a rear, a sub, a center so my question how do I use these ports. I thought maybe direct hooked up to speakers that doesn't work lol. Surely because they have to be amplified but i have never seen a stereo with that many ports in my life.
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They're mainly intended for use with computer speakers from manufacturers like Logitech or Creative as opposed to HI-FI gear. Dedicated 5.1 computer speakers have multiple inputs on them in the same 3.5mm jack format and come with the necessary cable to hook it all up.

Like this for example from Logitech: http://article.techlabs.by/img/article/29815/Logitech_Z506_back_view.jpg
This is the subwoofer unit which has the amplifier inside it that powers all of the speakers.

You can see in the "inputs" section theres 3 3.5mm jack inputs. Each of those carries two mono audio channels (front left & front right on the green jack, rear left & rear right on the black jack, & the centre and subwoofer channels on the orange jack).
This is usually how the outputs on most motherboards work today with 7.1 outputs having another jack for the side left & right channels.

You could use them with regular HI-FI speakers but you'd first need a receiver/amplifier that has the appropriate number of inputs. Then you'd use several 3.5mm stereo jack to mono phono cables to split the signal from the jacks to the correct channel on the amplifier. This of course is the analogue option, if you wen't digital you would just have to connect an optical/toslink cable between your PC and a digital receiver.

Sorry for the long explanation... redface.gif
Edited by anoma1y - 9/20/12 at 6:18pm
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thank you and it turns out its 7 and 1 not 5 lol. its a sabertooth is the board in question
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