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SPDIF = what ?

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733subvet

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hey to all,

just about done getting my new rig setup and was installing the video cards and noticed my 2 BFG 295's came with 1 SPDIF cable each

i never had a cards that had this kind of wiring and have no idea what it is for or where to/how to hook it up

i have an EVGA X58 classified (E760) board

PLEASE HELP & THANKS IN ADVANCE
 

freeagent

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Sony.Phillips.Digital.Inter.Face. or something like that :)

And you can plug that into the spdif jumper on your soundcard :beer:
 

BeHappy

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Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format
Its pretty much the audio connection from your video card. When I wanted to play audio and video to my tv via hdmi I needed to use the supplied spdif cable. Other than that I don't use it.
 

MattNo5ss

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Also, if you decide to get sound through HDMI, you'll need a compatible DVI-HDMI adapter. Not all adapters can carry audio.
 
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733subvet

733subvet

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if i follow waht you guys are saying - this is something i dont need to hookup (2 less wires in my case ) since i have a dedicated soundcard & use DVI to my monitor ?