- 72 months ago
I wasn't sure whether to post this in Motherboards or Speakers, but I figure it should be here cause the root of the question is about mobos.
You can skip this next paragraph if you don't care about needless background, and just want to get to the question.
I just ordered the first couple parts for my first ever build (spent a good several hours just hovering over the checkout button; I'm not used to spending so much at once) and am eagerly awaiting my MSI Radeon R9 280 and my Gigabyte GA 78LMT USB3.0 micro ATX motherboard. I'm planning to build into a Bitfenix Phenom M so I have something that won't take up too much room in what I expect to be a very tiny dorm this coming September and so I won't have too much trouble taking it home on break.
Anyway - I don't see anything in the specs about audio options in regards to 2.1 or 5.1 but I see people saying that that determines what sort of speakers and/or headphones one can use with said computer. I've only got a vague idea of what those numbers are actually indicating about the speakers, and I don't really know how the whole thing works. Could anybody elucidate the issue for me?