I am looking into using my computer as the amplifier/speakers for my record player (Sherwood PM-9800). I have a small budget for purchasing cables but I'm not entirely sure what I need.
I can either use the front line-in port on my desktop, or I can use the line in on the motherboards built in sound card (the mother board is a Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H), I was then going to route the audio to my amp/speaker/headphone setup. (Creative Inspire T6200 with built in amp / Sennheiser HD 598).
I'm not entirely sure if this will work, and I don't know if I will need a preamp or not. I want to make clear that this is for playing back vinyls, not recording them.
Badly drawn diagram of what I am proposing:
Thanks in advanced,