Looking for a sound card for my HTPC

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    I have a AMD skt939 and so will get a uATX motherboard, the asrock one from scan.co.uk looks good and is vista ready. What is does not have is a form of digital sound output, either on the back or a header on the board. What I would like is a cheap sound card that has a s/pdif output on it that will only pass through the sound via something like a optical cable to my Sony av receiver, this will do all the decoding of sound. Just need a point in the right direction.
     
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    For pass-through the £15 Trust SC5250 card is perfect. Do NOT use the supplied drivers which are not bit-perfect. Use these drivers.
     
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    Id try and pick up a cheap trust 5250 on fleabay. Got mine for £7 inc P&P.
     
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    I followed this advice and bought one (£16 ish from Amazon, got impatient waiting for a second hand one to appear). For info, both optical and electrical (and analogue for that matter) work simultaneously. I used the drivers referenced here and everything was a cinch.

    Highly recommended. Just one question though, regarding the configuration of the driver/software: you have the option of ticking or unticking a series of boxes relating to sampling rates, sound formats (DTS,DD etc): why would you not tick all the boxes?
     
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    I have no idea.
     

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