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First, hello and thanks for looking at this...


I'm new to the HTPC and gaming thing. I am building a semi-cheap PC to use for gaming in my theatre room. My audio setup is standard 5.1 with a decent Denon amplifier.


The motherboard I am using in the PC has onboard Intel HD Audio. My questions:


1. What is the best way to get surround sound from games?


I have a multi-channel input on the back of the denon receiver/amplifier. This is the same input for SACD or DVD-Audio. From reading a few posts, it seems as if this is the best way?


Check out this link (and scroll down to configuring 6 channel audio)

http://www.intel.com/support/motherb.../CS-020642.htm


This seems a bit bizzare to me, using the line in, line out, and mic in as analog outputs to the multichannel input of the amplifier/receiver.


Am I on the right track here? Or am I way off?


I'm on the right track, then I take it I will need 3 - "Y" cables (1/8" to RCA Stereo) in order to complete this setup?


Also, I do not have a digital audio connection on this motherboard (which is fine, I'll use my dvd player with coax digital connection for movies).


Comments will be appreciated, and thanks!


-Bob
 

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Update:


Looks like I have all the physical connections in place, and working. I have the 3 "Y" cables (3 - 1/8" mini jack to RCA's) to my amplifier.


I used the Intel HD Audio driver utility to "test" the speakers with a buzzing bee sound. This panned the sound from front left - center - front right - rear right - rear left - back to front left.


The only thing I didn't hear was the Subwoofer (which also has an analog connection).


Next question: What kind of games supports this "all analog" style of output?


Any help would be appreciated... thank you.
 

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I tested this setup myself and couldn't get it to work right. Although I only test Half-Life 2 on it. I could'nt get the sound to play right at all.
 
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