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Question on a couple cards..Do they have a spdif connector?

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July 29, 2009 1:13:10 AM

Hi,

I was looking at a couple different cards. In the pics I dont see the SPDIF audio plug that comes with it or on the card. So I just wanted to know if they are capable of that before I buy one.

My intention is to hook up a SPDIF cable to the motherboard so I can get sound from HDMI>DVI.

Here are some of the ones I was curious about (or maybe I just dont see the connection):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if you recommend a different one or have a preference on these that would be cool too.

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2009 12:40:22 PM

SPDIF from motherboard to video card.

SPDIF header on mobo has 3 pins. Use only the two that are adjacent.
Signal + ground. No way connect the third pin a little distanced from the other two, the +5v. It will fry the video card.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2009 12:43:30 PM

You may not need a S/PDIF cable. You may be able to send sound to HDMI through the audio driver properties.

This is the easiest pic I could find which shows all the information in one shot:
http://i30.tinypic.com/iz9pvl.jpg
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