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if I had speakers set up with these features. Would a sound card help any? It would be hook up tos link. Added spoiler image is to big lol. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Get the cheapest sound card money can buy, with an optical TOSLINK output. Then you'll be able to hook those speakers up directly via digital optical. Also, check your motherboard - it MIGHT have optical S/PDIF (same as TOSLINK) output on it. Most of the top-tier boards do, most of the bargain/economy boards do not.

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When you are running a toslink you are going digital so pretty much all the work is being done by the amp. The improvement form a discrete sound card would be marginal. You could get a low end card like Asus Xonar DGX just for the features but like I said its not going to make a big difference.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 OC 4.0 GHz 1.35v HT on Asus P6T 1366 SLI Gigabyte GTX 970 OCZ 12GB DDR3 GOLD/Platinum mix 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Western digital 300GB Western digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
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Yamaha NS-50B floor tower speakers miditech Audiolink II stereo sound card 
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