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External DAC For A 5.1 Speaker Setup?

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22 days ago

I'm using a Logitech Z-5300 5.1 speaker setup (five speakers/subwoofer). I'm looking to finally build a new computer soon and originally I was going to purchase a sound card for the speaker setup. Everyone who looked at the build kept telling me that sound cards are no longer needed.

I'm sure the motherboard I picked will be able to handle my speaker setup but I would like to maybe get an external 5.1 DAC as well. I see a lot of external DAC come with volume control but the Logitech Z-5300 comes with a remote for volume and other adjustments.

Under speakers below, I do have the Logitech Z906 500 W 5.1 Channel Speakers listed but I haven't decided if I'm getting these or not?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor $524.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $245.00 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $424.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $198.48 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $442.95 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card $1452.49 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Mirror Black ATX Mid Tower Case $181.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $174.95 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Case Fan Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $103.00 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $103.00 @ B&H
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.97 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard $162.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse $48.58 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z906 500 W 5.1 Channel Speakers $255.00 @ Amazon
Custom iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit -- All New 2016 Edition $59.99 @ Amazon
Custom Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro (CL-9011110-WW) $64.98 @ Amazon
Custom VicTsing RGB Gaming Mouse Pad, Soft Oversized (31.5×15.75×0.2 in) Large Extended Led Mousepad with Durable Stitched Edges, Non-Slip Rubber Base, Waterproof Mouse Mat for Gamer/Esports Pros/Office $18.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5361.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 22:27 EST-0500

Comments

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

With the high end computer you are building I would recommend a higher end audio package. Logitech is good for gaming, but when it comes to the world of audio they lack a lot in terms of high fidelity. Also budget?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't need it for anything else but for gaming and I'm using Logitech for my gaming speakers. I checked around and I couldn't find anything for a DAC where I could just plug it into the PC and plug the speakers into it so I decided on getting an internal sound card from Sound Blaster.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/77VBD3/creative-labs-sound-blasterx-ae-5-sound-card-sb1740

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