Hey, everybody. Good news! *lol* I'm going to have my first real HTPC soon. Won't get into any details but I have naggin problem.
I have and very much intend to play ALL my games in 5/7.1 with my home theater system. This is not much of a problem. Hook up the videocard to AVR, blah blah blah. My problem is I like to use a microphone to talk to my friends when I play games. Nice to have good communication, yeah? Now, I've been playing games the past +2 years on my laptop and have had surround headphones (Logitech g930) with great results. Obviously I will not use these or any actual headphones on this new system because I want to hear awesome sound through my very capable HT surround system. I really only use Steam voice chat because I simply prefer it and have had long ongoing issues with Ventrillo that I'd rather avoid getting on a long tangent for. I figure I could just get a headset mic and just not use the headphone part or get one with out them. One thing I'm worried about is feedback or excessive noise transmitting through the mic as I will most certainly play my games as damn loud as I want.
An Xbox Live type system would be perfect with only friends coming through headphone and all game sound coming through 7.1 system.
How do I get a Xbox Live type mic system working for the pc, preferably without using a thirdparty voice system? Also, those with systems like mine, do you find a lot of game noise going through your mic and bothering your buddies?