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Newegg happens to have an Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver on sale for $350 right now, normally $600. Not a bad deal at all. Of course this does not include speakers... This is a great entry level receiver with lots of features.

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To OP, you can run the HDMI to your monitor and u can use the Toslink to output the digital sound from your mobo to your speaker. If you have the Z5500 like me, it can decode DTS and DD. Most of mobos have the Toslink digital output i think. The 3.5mm is only for 2.0 i think.
TOS link is 2.0 as well. It will upscale to DTS Neo 6 and Dolby Digital though but the sound quality is degraded because of how compressed it is.
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I have my 5.1 surround sound hooked up through hdmi from my computer....
    
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I have my 5.1 surround sound hooked up through hdmi from my computer....

Do you mind sending me a link to your receiver? On newegg or something?
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post #15 of 18
I have 2 htpc's that use hdmi audio, both use an onkyo rc260 receiver. When space was limited in the bedroom I had a 5.1 for my dekstop and used hdmi audio. When was the last time you looked at receivers...$1000....?
I would assume most people that use hdmi audio get a high five...
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post #16 of 18
I use my HDTV as my monitor and connect via HDMI, otherwise I have to use VGA. Its nice having the HDMI Audio for everyday use, because I don't always want to use my headphones. It makes things like youtube videos and TV shows much more enjoyable -things where audio quality isn't necessarily important.
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Im sure quite a few people use their hdmi for audio. I am one of them, Since I run my sound through my receiver, rather than using the mobo audio, I hooked up an hdmi cable to my gtx460, goes right into my receiver and thats about it.

Not very complicated to do, and useful if you have some external device controlling your audio set up.
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post #18 of 18
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Im sure quite a few people use their hdmi for audio. I am one of them, Since I run my sound through my receiver, rather than using the mobo audio, I hooked up an hdmi cable to my gtx460, goes right into my receiver and thats about it.

Not very complicated to do, and useful if you have some external device controlling your audio set up.
Thanks for the explanations everyone. I guess I knew there was obviously a way. Just didn't know it. I have an external amp hooked up to my on board sound as well, but it's just analog. I also have on board speakers on my HDMI monitor, but they, of course, suck.
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