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HDMI audio without S/PDIF headers on motherboard

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July 3, 2012 8:32:52 AM

I have a media server setup, had to replace old components with less old, and have run into a problem with my audio. Previously, the graphics card took in audio from S/PDIF header pins on the motherboard. The new motherboard has no such pins.

I have an Intel DQ35JO motherboard and a cheap graphics card that needs replacing (Fan has stopped spinning). I would be looking for a cheap, passively cooled card if possible.

What chipset series should I be looking for to give me the audio over HDMI when there are no S/PDIF headers to tie in to?

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July 4, 2012 12:56:20 AM

GPUs in the HD 5xxx and GT4xx series (and later) could do DTS-HD/Dobly TrueHD so in your shoes i would snag a cheap passively cooled HD 5450 HDMI assuming we aren't talking a gaming rig here hehe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 4, 2012 6:21:27 AM

what is your price limit i have a few for you

hd radeon 6850
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-DisplayPort-Express...

HD 6770
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD6770-PCI-Express-HD6...

HD 5670
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-PCI-Express-Video-HD56...

If these are too expensive I still have more for you but in case you have the money get the 6850, 6770 has some problems ill explain if you want that. and the 5670 I dont know.