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So this is what I have.

- ASUS VH236H. Has built-in speakers, but they are absolutely horrible. Has DVI and HDMI
- ASUS VS239H-P. Doesn't have built-in speakers, has DVI and HDMI
- One DVI cable and one HDMI cable (I'm aware I'm going to either to buy some sort of cable or converter adapter)
- A PS3 I haven't hooked up at all yet
- Desktop speakers that are hooked up via 3.5mm to my PC, and it has another 3.5mm ontop for headphones

Currently I have one monitor hooked up to my GPU via DVI, and the other via HDMI. My GPU has 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 2 Mini-HDMI, or whatever you wanna call it.

I would prefer to have my PS3 hooked up to my VS239H-P, since it's IPS and looks way better for my PS3, but it doesn't have built in speakers. What would be the easiest way I can have both my monitors hooked up to my GPU, as well as my PS3 WITH sound, preferably using my desktop speakers as well if that's possible?
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You know the composite connector that comes with the PS3? If you still have that you can use it to connect the PS3 to some external speakers.

I use a BenQ monitor with hdmi and no built in speakers. Connect the PS3 to the monitor via HDMI. Then connect the red and white phono cables to a set of desktop speakers or a hifi.

If you use desktop speakers then you'll need 2 things. An RCA to 3.5mm converter and a 3.5mm gender changer.

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If your speakers have an input for MP3 players you can connect the PS3 directly to that and skip the gender changer.

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My speakers are these, and they do have an AUX in. So all I would do is run HDMI from my PS3 to my monitor for video, and then run something from my PS3 to that AUX in for audio? What would I need for that?
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I've checked out the VS239H-P on newegg and it seems that it does have an headphone jack on the back. Since you're using HDMI which also transmits audio if I am not mistaken you could connect a 3.5 cable to the said headphone jack and run the other end to the AUX input on your speakers.

It is the same way I have connected my 360 to my monitor and speakers.
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I've checked out the VS239H-P on newegg and it seems that it does have an headphone jack on the back. Since you're using HDMI which also transmits audio if I am not mistaken you could connect a 3.5 cable to the said headphone jack and run the other end to the AUX input on your speakers.

It is the same way I have connected my 360 to my monitor and speakers.

Hm, didn't even think of that. So just run a normal 3.5mm cable from my headphone jack in my VS239H-P to my AUX in on my speakers? Is yes, when that cable is plugged into my speakers, would that cut out any sound from my PC coming out? It would be nice to have my PS3 audio coming through my speakers, as well as my PC sound (for whenever I'm on VOIP with some buddies playing). Splitter maybe?
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Yes, that will allow you to have sound from PS3. However from what I've heard it's generally a bad idea to simultaneously output sound from both sources as it may overdrive and/or possibly damage your speakers. I feel that your best bet is to get another pair of speakers or maybe connect headphones to your PC for VoIP while gaming.

When I play I usually mute the sound on my PC.
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