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GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H
That is the mobo I have, I was wondering if buying a 5.1 surround sound was a smart idea.
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That mobo has the ALC892 chipset, which supports 2/4/5.1/7.1 configurations. Pretty much all modern mobos today come with support for 7.1 (6 audio in jacks).
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Thanks guys, great! I can buy my surround sound without having to worry
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Thanks guys, great! I can buy my surround sound without having to worry
Yep, but it wont sound as good as a dedicated sound card. If you have money later, you should definitely get one (I went from onboard to X-Fi Extreme Gamer, and I couldn't be happier with the improvements).
     
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GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H
That is the mobo I have, I was wondering if buying a 5.1 surround sound was a smart idea.
You honestly never thought to check the manual for your brand new motherboard?
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Definitely go for a dedicated card in the future... the improvements are just insane
    
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Dedicated sound card + nice 2.1 setup > integrated sound + decent 5.1 setup.
    
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Hi guys, I was wondering if these speakers were compatible with computers without buying any other cables that don't come with the package. Thanks.

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post #10 of 14
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Hi guys, I was wondering if these speakers were compatible with computers without buying any other cables that don't come with the package. Thanks.
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-SP18...pr_product_top
Hey,
I'm pretty sure that package is SPEAKERS ONLY, so you'll need to buy a receiver aswell if you want to use them.

Also, you might want to read this to get a better idea of the pros/cons.

But as Higgins said.. a quality 2.1 setup will be much better than a budget 5.1 package from logitech or the like, unless you really desire 5.1 for movies/games etc.
Edited by jebus101 - 1/31/11 at 10:55pm
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