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I've got one of these: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=4065899&taskId=135

I want to use this as an HTPC box in my living room, hooked up to a digital audio receiver. Ideally I would have HDMI coming through the box to the TV, which then has optical out going into my receiver. Thought I was good to go with a displayport to HDMI adapter but I found that this particular board doesn't output audio through displayport. I was thinking I could buy a USB HD audio card and run optical from that... but even better I'd rather put in a video card that can do HDMI audio/video out.

I've been looking around and I can't find much info on what kind of video card will fit. Looking at this chassis, I don't even see where the HDMI and VGA ports on the video card would be exposed.

Does anyone have experience with these HP boxes?

Thanks!
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The motherboard does not have any expansion slot. So a USB sound card is the only choice.
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Ah, well that explains that smile.gif

Do you folks have any suggestions on a good, affordable and reliable USB HD sound card?
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For example, Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II Sound card.
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For example, Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II Sound card.

That's the one I had my eye on. Gonna pull the trigger. Thanks for your help!
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