I need some help with my new HTPC build

Hi Tom's hardware,

I am building my own HTPC but I do not have much knowledge of how home theater systems work. My planned motherboard for this build is this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

What are my possibilities as far as connecting this to a home theater receiver and having full 5.1/7.1 surround sound?

I am only going to have my pc, cable, and perhaps an aux cable connected as inputs to my home theater receiver. What audio card would be best for me?

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  1. ceacea25 said:

    That link is broken.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131653

    Here is the correct version. Hope this works.
  3. I'm relatively ignorant WRT HTPCs. Is the built in audio insufficient? I would think you would use the SPDIF or HDMI to provide audio to your receiver.

    That's an older board, no? Should you be looking for something with a D510 or D525?
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