I have the asus striker extreme motherboard, which came with it's own sound card. I have 2x 8800 GTS 512mb (G92) but I do not have an HDMI input. Any ideas? I was thinking about buying a 200$ HD audio... If I can get a better signal than DTS. It would have to be inputed through the optical connection, which I read can not carry the highest quality. Then again, with sound I am not that picky, just trying to get an upgrade from my 8 yr. old speakers.
Specs: Q6600 Xeon processor, Asus striker extreme mobo, 2x 8800 GTS 512s, 4g Corsair Dominators, 850W PS... if you need anything else I will be checking in today. Feel free to ask me or to move this post if it is in the wrong spot. I am going to re-read that tom's guide on PC home theatre.
(btw I have optical cables, which I'm 90% sure are the right kind and high quality if that helps)
From Asus.com on the striker extreme mobo's soundcard
High Definition Audio
SupremeFX Audio Card
- ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming and Jack-Retasking
- Noise Filter
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out
ASUS Array Mic