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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Irish_PXzyan, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Irish_PXzyan

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    Well lads!

    I'm just after buying a new lil system which contains an Asrock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 motherboard + Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz CL3 XMP + Core If 2500k - Corsair A50 cooler.

    I have a question about the audio part on the motherboard.
    http://www.dabs4work.ie/products/asrock-z68-pro3-gen3-s1155-intel-z68-ddr3-atx-7XNJ.html

    If I were to use an external AV receiver for audio.. is that possible to do so?

    Can I use HDMI cable for audio??

    Should I still use my Auzentech Prelude X-fi sound card or ditch it?

    Basically I don't know anything about audio on motherboards! A lil explanation on what audio is like on a motherboard and how good or bad it is would be nice! also what can I connect it to etc..
    Any info would be nice!
    Cheers!
     
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    Anyone?!?!?!
     
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    Audio on the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3

    - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    - Premium Blu-ray audio support
    - Supports THX TruStudio™

    Quite decent but only you can decide since you have both the board and the card. In your opinion, which sounds better?
     
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    Can you not use the sound from the video card though the HDMI connection ?, or am i just to used to using ATI cards lol. O btw i have the same board but never tried that lol.
     
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    your video card supports audio thru HDMI.
     
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    I was not sure when nvida card started that so did not dare say.. But yeah right from the v card to the A/V to the TV..
     
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    I won't have the parts until monday! I will certainly be testing them both out for any actual differences xD

    I have a HDMI cable spare that I can plug into the V-card but my A/V receiver does not support that method grrr! I will need to replace it!

    The THX pro studio seems like a nice program! Will be looking forward to see what that can do!
     

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