How can I input sound from my computer

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 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
DTS® Connect
ASUS Array Mic
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  1. DTS is one of the conversion that carry highest quality signal you'll see in audio equipment.

    HDMI carry the same audio signal as the optical, coax, or any other S/PDIF connection cable but instead of separating the video and audio on a different cable it uses only one cable.

    I don't know anything higher than a DTS, but if you're thinking of DTS-HD, it's still DTS.

    HDMI cable is like having DVI and SPDIF wires into one cable.

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  2. how can i find out if my headset with microphone works
  3. no idea, my solution was buying the card and sending out audio with a fiber optic connection to a nice best buy speaker system. easy as pie :)
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