Multichannel sound card (5.1)

  • GraysonPeddie
Posted: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 18:54
I am planning to build a new computer after Christmas and I'm going to be building a computer with one of the components: [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688]AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz[/url] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157160]ASRock mATX Motherboard with built-in graphics chip[/url] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148236]2GB of DDR2 RAM[/url] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100]SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB HD[/url] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147103]Rosewill R214P-P-SL Computer Case[/url] (Note that this selection will change from here on until after Christmas) [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822006]Diablotek PSDA250 PSU[/url] [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185057]Scythe SY1225SL12L 120mm Fan[/url] This is all for $256.94 but sometime in the future, I might buy a new ALSA/JACK-compatible sound card but without mic pre-amps, which I don't really need, so now comes the question. Couldn't I use two sound cards for 5.1 multi-channel music production? For example: I use two outputs from my motherboard and 4 outputs from a sound card. One last question is does the Realtek ALC662 have support for multiple outputs through ALSA? Note that I've omitted the DVD burner for this music creation machine, since I wanted to distribute music digitally through the Internet, so I'll be doing a network install from my server to a new PC. However, this paragraph, along with the listed components, are not the point of this thread, but you could comment if you'd like. This thread is about multi-channel sound card.