Using "old" 5.1 speaker with HD audio motherboard

Hello Tom's Hardware community,

Just got the new motherboard: Asus-P8H61-M-LE http://www.chillblast.com/Asus-P8H61-M-LE-USB3-Basic-Micro-ATX-Motherboard.html

It has:
Audio
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio

However on the back panel it only has 3 audio sockets (1- microphone (pink), 1-external dvd-device (blue)).
So, its only 1 green socket left for the three (green [front], black [rear] and orange ) plugs from my 5.1 sound system, which I was using with my old MB (AC 97).

Is there a way to connect it to the motherboard (i.e. some sort of extension cable/socket/etc.)?

Thank you very much in advance.
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  1. no youll only get stereo sound, you can pick up a cheap 5.1 surround sound card for about £20 though, and itll have better sound quality than the onboard, im using a xonar dg for just this reason
  2. ^+1 Asus DG
  3. Thank you both for the replies! :)
  4. glebluk said:
    Hello Tom's Hardware community,

    Just got the new motherboard: Asus-P8H61-M-LE http://www.chillblast.com/Asus-P8H61-M-LE-USB3-Basic-Micro-ATX-Motherboard.html

    It has:
    Audio
    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio

    However on the back panel it only has 3 audio sockets (1- microphone (pink), 1-external dvd-device (blue)).
    So, its only 1 green socket left for the three (green [front], black [rear] and orange ) plugs from my 5.1 sound system, which I was using with my old MB (AC 97).

    Is there a way to connect it to the motherboard (i.e. some sort of extension cable/socket/etc.)?

    Thank you very much in advance.



    buy these cables or grab from your friends or from a local store

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=rca+to+3.5mm&gs_upl=2261534l3307896l0l3310088l19l19l2l0l0l0l6770l15421l2.2.1.6.1.8-1.2l17l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=623&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=4143817684018793328&sa=X&ei=C2KqTq32J4XWrQeGrLXbDA&ved=0CB8Q8wIwAQ


    use rca cables in the one end (red and white) to connect to sub woofer and 3.5 mm to pc. you need total 3 cables of this kind. 1 for front speakers, 1 for rear (surround) speakers. and 1 for centre & sub woofer.

    Most importantly enable 5.1 speakers in your software.

    :ange: :ange: :ange:
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