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Hello:

I just picked up a Sound Blaster Z: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

I have a Harman Kardon Reciever: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=82-121-062&ParentOnly=1&IsVirtualParent=1

I'm using a Polk subwoofer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290034

I'm using salvaged satellite speakers from a Logitech Z-5500 set: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121120

I'm sure it's been asked 1000 times, and it may be a matter of personal preference, but what is the best way to connect the sound card to the speakers for the best sounding 5.1? I currently have it hooked up over the optical, but can't control anything or hear anything through the SB Z-Series Control Panel (SoundBlaster software). I'm wondering if it would be better to use the straight 3.5mm jacks instead? Will the sound quality change from one to the other?
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Monolith
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Core i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 680+ 4GB (04G-P4-2686-KR) 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
240GB OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 PCI-Express 2.0 SSD 1TB WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) Swiftech Apogee Drive II HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 680 "Hole Edition" Refer... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable F... Swiftech MCR220 "Quiet Power" Dual 120mm Radiat... FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - Acry... Koolance QD3 Quick-Disconnect fittings for CPU ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell U2713HM 27'' IPS Display Logitech G19 
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Corsair AX1200 (1200 watt) NZXT Phantom 820 Logitech G700 Laser Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus XL 
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Creative Sound Blaster Z 
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