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Long story short: I live in a dorm. I do not have a TV, but I do have a nice monitor. I bought a VGA cable for my 360, but I've been trying to figure the sound thing out.
The 360 VGA cable puts out it's audio in R&L outputs (it's ok Microsoft includes a 1/8" adapter). What I want to do is send the sound into my computer through my Audigy, and then send it out through my speakers (5.1 Logitechs). They use 3 1/8" jacks for the audio. From the computer, it runs to the front right speaker, which then sends the signal to the woofer, which sends it to the rest of the speakers - or in this case, just the front left, this being a dorm (I think I might have figure out a way to run a full 5.1, or at least a 4.1, set up though).

I've been messing around with software drivers that I downloaded from creative, but I can't seem to find anyway to adjust the settings so that it'll take the sound from my xbox and send it to my speakers.

I have been thinking about eventually getting a new sound card or new speakers, but I've already spent over $500 on my computer in the past 3 months (monitor died, case broke, DVD drive stopped working - and I was just tired of my CPU cooler barely keeping things below 50c on idle), and me being in college... well, let's just say that's about $450 more than I would have liked to spend.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Your best bet for 360 is to use the optical out. However here is the clincher.

If you run your 360 directly to a optical receiver that supports dolby, you will get 5.1 surround sound that is epic.

If you run your setup through your PC unless you have an EXTREMELY high end sound card you will NOT be able to pass through that sound. Once you go into the pc it will be STEREO. I find it does still MATRIX into "like" 5.1 but its not true Dolby.

You have to have a sound card that specifically supports the INPUT of 5.1

My audigy xtreme gamer with optical would let me output to Dolby or DTS 5.1 all day, but i couldn't input it.
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5.1 is not too important to me right now. I would have to finagle some stuff.
Anyway, the Audigy 2 ZS doesn't have optical in (does have an S/PDIF RCA out-jack though). The on-board sound I have is a Realtek, and it does have optical and RCA out though. The other snag is my 5.1 Logitechs aren't cool enough to have S/PDIF anything on them.

I have no idea what I did, but it seems like I finally got sound to flow through my computer from my 360 to speakers - and since I'm only running my speakers as 2.1s right now, this is fine.

However, I have been considering an audio over haul for my computer for some time.
Any suggestions for card and speaker combos? I know a decent amount about the stuff (i.e. that Logitech and Creative Labs are decent, H.T. Omega is good), but not much.
 
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