I have been having some problems with my new battlefield 3 setup and I need some hardware advice on what USB sound cards work well with BF3.
I have an alienware M18x thats running windows 7 64-bit and a sony 5.1 surround sound system connected via SPDIF. Although the Alienware should output a 5.1 signal via its optical out port, it doesn't work.. I only get stereo sound out of it (very dissappointed about that). I have raised this with Dell and they confirm its a problem with their software / drivers. This is a right bummer because im really looking forward to playing BF3 with top quality 5.1 surround sound.
So... What is one to do? Well, buy a USB sound card (obviously).
I'd like know from anyone that might be able to advise what will work best for my setup? I don't really want to spend more than £150.
I've researched sound cards but theres not a lot of info out there about windows7 64-bit compatibility. I've also been unable to find a list of BF3 supported / recommended USB sound cards.