Surround Sound from desktop pc

Frewster

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Hello,

I apologize if this is a totally noob question but i cant seem to get the answers i need from the research i am doing, i guess i am asking the wrong questions but here goes.

I have a surround sound system that was given to me and a new desktop pc. I would like to hook the surround sound to the pc but i can not work out how i can do that. Please see the attached pics for the jacks and sockets i have available.

Thank you in advance for you help.

Craig

https://craigfrew4-gmail.tinytake.com/sf/NjY2MDU3XzMyMDE2MzY
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https://craigfrew4-gmail.tinytake.com/sf/NjY2MDU4XzMyMDE2NDc

Pis or the sockets i have on the back of my pc, the back of the main unit of the surround sound and teh front of the surround sound.
 

ssddx

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not enough information to go on.

by the looks of things that is a self powered (has power plug and internal amplifier) audio system. given the connectors it looks like its a pc speaker set and uses the standard 3 3.5mm plugs (green, orange, black) which you would need a 5.1 capable soundcard or onboard soundcard to use it.

consult your motherboard manual to see if you have 5.1 capability (some motherboards share share jacks for multiple uses) but by the looks of it i would say you dont. i'm not holding the manual so i cant say definitely. in such a case a cheap soundcard would work.
 

ssddx

Glorious
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not enough information to go on.

by the looks of things that is a self powered (has power plug and internal amplifier) audio system. given the connectors it looks like its a pc speaker set and uses the standard 3 3.5mm plugs (green, orange, black) which you would need a 5.1 capable soundcard or onboard soundcard to use it.

consult your motherboard manual to see if you have 5.1 capability (some motherboards share share jacks for multiple uses) but by the looks of it i would say you dont. i'm not holding the manual so i cant say definitely. in such a case a cheap soundcard would work.
 

Ruggo181

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As ssdx says, need a bit more information.
However if the colours on the computer follow convention, then pink is microphone IN, Green is stereo Line OUT and Blue is Stereo Line IN.
This means that you will only be able to have stereo (front Speakers), which would mean the green cable form the speakers plugs into the green plug on your computer.
 
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