External Sound Card with Logitech Z-5500's

Hi all,

I am going to be building a mini-ITX system in a few months and will be getting rid of my large ATX board. This means that I will not be able to use my old Creative Audigy 2 that has served me well over the years.

Right now I have the Z-5500's hooked up via Digital Coax (kind of reminds me of a 3.5 mm male connection) and 6-Channel Direct (orange, black, and green cables). I was wondering if I purchase the following external sound card, will I still be able to hook my Z-5500's up via Digital Coax and 6-Channel Direct?

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Soundblaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325669420&sr=8-1

I am willing to look at any other external sound card options that will support the Z-5500's.

Thanks for any advice.
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  1. Alternatively, I could plug the orange, black, and green jacks into the on-board sound on the motherboard but I am not sure where to plug in the orange and black jacks.
  2. No one can recommend anything? Or at least tell me how to plug the orange, black, and green jacks into a motherboard that doesn't have 5.1 audio?
  3. Just hit a mobo with coax out? When u send digital audio out the DAC lifting/duties are done externally (in this case by the Z5500)
  4. Thanks for the reply,

    This is the motherboard I am going to purchase:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131840

    I do not believe that this motherboard has a coax out.
  5. Thanks for the reply,

    I'm going to try toslink optical from the motherboard to the speakers and will also try 5.1 channel analog to the green, blue, and pink plugs. I found this article that explains how to connect 5.1 speakers to an on-board audio chip that does not support native surround sound:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Connect-51-Speakers-to-Your-PC/268/4
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