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along the bottom left of the bigger box are your RCA connectors, if your not shure which one to use list them and I might be able to help. You'll have to use the green sound card connector in the case of having an RCA/jack cable just like normal PC speakers.

My dad wanted to buy some cheap speakers, whats the point when he has his stereo right next the pc.
Well, I just hooked up my PS3 to the RCA connectors on the lower left and that worked out fine.

All I need now is to get that cable you showed me above for my PC.
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Well, I just hooked up my PS3 to the RCA connectors on the lower left and that worked out fine.

All I need now is to get that cable you showed me above for my PC.
sorry i spent a couple mins editing...
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In my house, we have an unused home theater surround sound setup. I am wanting to somehow hook it up to my computer. Is this possible? What would I need to do? I don't know if I'll be needing a sound card for this setup if it is possible.

If this is possible and you need additional information and/or pictures, I'll do my best to provide you with them.
I looked up your mobo and it has an optical output. Get an optical cable like this one http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2. Hopefully you have an optical cable on your reciever as well. The RCA to 3.5mm jack will only give you 2 channel setup (only left and right) instead of 5.1 surround.
    
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post #14 of 29
yes you can do it
be back in a second

i know with the logitech speakers system the is a adapter that allows you to hook up a 5.1 surround sound to it and use a av to av hook up
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It doesn't look like the receiver has optical, but I'm pretty sure it has coax.
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I looked up your mobo and it has an optical output. Get an optical cable like this one http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2. Hopefully you have an optical cable on your reciever as well. The RCA to 3.5mm jack will only give you 2 channel setup (only left and right) instead of 5.1 surround.
Thank you, but my receiver does not support optical.

Right by the optical port, there is this other port that I have no idea what it is called.

Bottom left with the red circle.



What do you think this would be for?

EDIT: A component cable fits in it.
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The orange jack right by the optical is digital coax. I'm fairly certain that your receiver supports coax, but I couldn't see exactly from the picture.
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The orange jack right by the optical is digital coax. I'm fairly certain that your receiver supports coax, but I couldn't see exactly from the picture.
Here you go.

There's Coaxial on the left on this picture. Um..




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EDIT2: Whoops. Clicked Quote instead of Edit. ><

EDIT: I also have this cable.



Each end only has one plug in thingy. Maybe I can use this the port on my motherboard and the other end on my receiver? If so, which port should I plug it in on my receiver?
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post #20 of 29
Thanks for the pic! There's a problem, the coax on your receiver is for tv signals. That's ok though, you can still use the DVD input with Y-adaptors like the ones posted earlier. Just one Y-adaptor for the front and another for the rear.

Hope that helps!

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EDIT2: Whoops. Clicked Quote instead of Edit. ><

EDIT: I also have this cable.



Each end only has one plug in thingy. Maybe I can use this the port on my motherboard and the other end on my receiver? If so, which port should I plug it in on my receiver?
you won't need that cable. Your motherboard has female mini jacks and that's an RCA jack.
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