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It really depends on the game. I remember on source games I would do snd_digitalsurround 1 and it would give me perfect 5.1 over optical. Worked amazingly. Also BC2 has really good positional audio. Also if you got a crappier onboard sound card, it can only do stereo over optical. You need a DDL or DTS connect sound card to get 5.1 working right over optical. Unless you are using analog 5.1 with 3 sets of 1/8" to 2-RCA.
   
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Quality 5/5.1 surround sound. Such an advantage in games that people will call you a cheater.

I have a home theater setup with Definitive Technology speakers that sound fantastic without a subwoofer. The main reason I still don't have one is because I need to go all out or nothing and I don't have money for that.
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