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Old March 9, 2010, 05:41 PM
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To start I'll give you a overview of what I'm wanting to accomplish. I want to get a nice headset (I got my eye of the Logitech G35's right now), but all of the good, but not super expensive headsets are USB. However, I play games quite a bit on both my PS3 and PC so I would like a nice headset that would work for both.

So what I'm wanting to do is run my PS3's sound through my PC, and output through the USB headset. I have no soundcard at the moment, and I'm fairly certain that I'm going to need one, but I have zero experience in the soundcard world and was hoping that you lads could help me pick one to suit my purposes.

The PS3's sound will be running through optical, and it needs it be streamed right through immediately to USB.

*typo on the title, should say 'through' not 'throw'

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Old March 11, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Your motherboard should have a digital input, so a sound card isn't necessary. Just make sure your headset is the primary output and monitor or "Listen To" that digital input that your PS3 is connected by.
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Old March 12, 2010, 09:39 AM
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The only audio in on my board (in sig) is a headphone in, I have optical out, but no optical in.
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It looks as if you will need to buy a sound card. I would recommend a card from the Auzentech line but I'm sure that others will chime in with good suggestions as well.
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Can't go wrong with Auzentech. My suggestion would be the AuzenTech X-RAIDER 7.1, as it has digital in and isn't expensive.
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Old March 13, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Can't go wrong with Auzentech. My suggestion would be the AuzenTech X-RAIDER 7.1, as it has digital in and isn't expensive.
Looks like a great card, so I just do what Xillionous said - run the PS3 through optical into the digital in on the sound card, and then set the it to 'listen to' in the driver.

However, it appears that that sound card doesn't have USB, so if i'm running the USB only Logitech G35, will that work? Since it would have to be plugged into the back of the mobo
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I forgot that you want the G35 so that wouldn't work at all. This is because the G35 has it's own sound card and will bypass your integrated / dedicated sound card. May I suggest spending a little more and get Sennheiser's PC350 or another analog headset.
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Hey dood just pm a mod and they can get the title fixed up for you.

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