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August 14, 2012 9:14:39 PM

Ok, here it is; I bought a 5.1 package setup off Newegg when I was building my new rig cause it was on sale for $99 from $250. I got this thing only to find out that the only audio input is RCA. I happen to have cord in my misc junk that goes from the green output of my mobo to RCA. I have sound but my computer only sees it as stereo. Basically the 2.1 - 5.1 is controlled on the unit itself. In games I cant hear voices that would normally come the center speaker. Any suggestion? Did I waste $100?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA107...

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Hunt

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August 14, 2012 9:52:18 PM

Check your motherboard manual regarding analog 5.1 out at the rear?
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August 16, 2012 2:08:21 AM

Buy 3.5mm to rca adapters and connect up the rest of your pc's 5.1 outputs to their rca inputs.
http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-3-5mm-Stereo-Splitter/dp...

edit - you will need two of those cables and they also come in 6ft length if you dont need 12fters.
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August 16, 2012 3:02:20 AM

Yes, as "popatim" stated, you will need 2 more RCA to 3.5mm cables for 6 channel audio(5 speakers + sub), totaling 3 cables 3.5mm cables plugging into your PC.

This cable should theoretically work just fine, I'd suggest you buy 3 of these to keep them all the same.

http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-3-5mm-Stereo-Splitter/dp...

Once you connect all your RCA to 3.5mm cables go to windows sound control panel and set your speakers for 5.1 audio via your sound device settings.

Good Luck!
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August 16, 2012 5:25:41 AM

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