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Surround Sound for HTPC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to be building this one I move to my new place: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hrLLWZ

 

I want to get a sound system for movies (5.1 minimum) I have added a sound card to the pc as from what I understand that that model is a good card?

 

I need a receiver  recommendation, as well as some speakers, budget isn't hugely important but lets not get carried away

 

I plan to use the motherboard onboard HDMI for up to 4K movies, and this PC will do no gaming at all for anything past solitaire from the windows store, as I will also have a ITX VR box that I can use for gaming in this room.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

EDIT

 

Think I have my receiver options, either

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pioneer-VSX330-Home-Cinema-Receiver/dp/B014Q2LOMA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1460326294&sr=1-2&keywords=av+receiver

or

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pioneer-VSX-930-K-Channel-Receiver-Upscaler/dp/B00YC407A8/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1460326294&sr=1-3&keywords=av+receiver

 

 

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We need a budget.

This can be from 500-50,000$


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, spwath said:

We need a budget.

This can be from 500-50,000$

Try and keep under £1000 for the receiver and speakers please.

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17 minutes ago, Yatys 93 said:

I am going to be building this one I move to my new place: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hrLLWZ

 

I want to get a sound system for movies (5.1 minimum) I have added a sound card to the pc as from what I understand that that model is a good card?

 

I need a receiver  recommendation, as well as some speakers, budget isn't hugely important but lets not get carried away

 

I plan to use the motherboard onboard HDMI for up to 4K movies, and this PC will do no gaming at all for anything past solitaire from the windows store, as I will also have a ITX VR box that I can use for gaming in this room.

 

Thanks in advance.

That motherboard has S/PDIF out so it may be worth checking the manual to see whether or not your motherboard supports 5.1 itself without even needing a discrete sound card, but yes that's a decent card.

 

What's the budget? Check these out:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computers-Logitech-Z506-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B003WJR482/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z-906-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B004MY4PU6/

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Benergy said:

That motherboard has S/PDIF out so it may be worth checking the manual to see whether or not your motherboard supports 5.1 itself without even needing a discrete sound card, but yes that's a decent card.

 

What's the budget? Check these out:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computers-Logitech-Z506-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B003WJR482/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z-906-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B004MY4PU6/

 

 

I'd like to stay under £1000 for the receiver and speakers, Don;t have the motherboard yet so I'll find the manual online.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Benergy said:

That motherboard has S/PDIF out so it may be worth checking the manual to see whether or not your motherboard supports 5.1 itself without even needing a discrete sound card, but yes that's a decent card.

 

What's the budget? Check these out:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computers-Logitech-Z506-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B003WJR482/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z-906-Surround-Sound-Speakers/dp/B004MY4PU6/

 

 

So the board is capable of 5.1 and 7.1 using the blue, pink and green at the back plus the front audio, so I assume I don't need the sound card at all?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, JohnT said:

How big is your room where you will be using this?

not sure on dimensions, like I said I don't live there yet, it is however a flat so it isn't huge, think master bedroom size at the largest.

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50 minutes ago, Yatys 93 said:

So the board is capable of 5.1 and 7.1 using the blue, pink and green at the back plus the front audio, so I assume I don't need the sound card at all?

Essentially yes. You don't need a sound card.

 

Drivers can be a pain to get working for motherboard audio sometimes, but if it saves £50 who cares eh


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Just now, Benergy said:

Essentially yes. You don't need a sound card.

 

Drivers can be a pain to get working for motherboard audio sometimes, but if it saves £50 who cares eh

What about using on of the two receivers I linked with HDMI? is that a better option that the separate wires?

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1 minute ago, Yatys 93 said:

What about using on of the two receivers I linked with HDMI? is that a better option that the separate wires?

That depends on the receiver.

 

The HDMI cable itself shouldn't be a problem, any cable of v1.3 or above is compatible.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking about getting the more expensive of the two I posted in the original post at the top, mainly as it has 4K pass though.

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n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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If your going to buy a reviver there is no point buying the sound card since it wont do anything since your only sending digital audio signals to reviver to piss around with.
And if you want to keep the sound card you can save money buy not buying a reviver and just getting powered speakers, unless you want to go a bit more high end and get a hellish system with independent amps for each speaker.


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48 minutes ago, EndlessOyster said:

If your going to buy a reviver there is no point buying the sound card since it wont do anything since your only sending digital audio signals to reviver to piss around with.
And if you want to keep the sound card you can save money buy not buying a reviver and just getting powered speakers, unless you want to go a bit more high end and get a hellish system with independent amps for each speaker.

Or each pair if you dont want to get a crazy expensive system.

Like one guy i bought speakers from o.k. Craigslist, he had a nice system, 12" sub, independent amps for each speaker, and other stuff, something made of wood in there


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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6 hours ago, EndlessOyster said:

If your going to buy a reviver there is no point buying the sound card since it wont do anything since your only sending digital audio signals to reviver to piss around with.
And if you want to keep the sound card you can save money buy not buying a reviver and just getting powered speakers, unless you want to go a bit more high end and get a hellish system with independent amps for each speaker.

I've scrapped the sound card.

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12 minutes ago, Yatys 93 said:

I've scrapped the sound card.

You could always do what I've done and just buy a raspberry pi 3 and call it a day.


Main Rig:  CPU i5-4670k   MOBO Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI   GPU GTX 980ti    RAM 8GB  STORAGE 128GB ADATA(OS)/250GB Samsung 850 EVO(APPS)/3TB WD Red

AUDIO: AMP/DAC TEAC AI-301DA SPEAKERS: Cambridge Audio SX50 Phones: Philips Fidelio X1

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