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Going from PS3 Mixamp setup to PC setup , input please

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So I am finally building a PC after many years away from the scene.  Nothing too fancy, but it will work....

i7-4770k (NIB $150 Craiglist find with microcenter receipt :) ), asus z87, 660GTX, Win8 Pro.

I do have a Schiit Modi amp, but did not need it with my AD700s like I did with my Senn HD650s.  So thats out of the picture.

 

I've grown accustomed to my PS3 with Astro Mixamp, AD700s with V-MODA BoomPro setup.

I've been using my Xim edge keyboard and mouse adapter to play on PS3 as I cannot use joysticks.....

 

I have an ASUS Xonar DG on the way.

 

Should I bother hooking up my Mixamp?  Just trying to understand possible configurations with pros and cons......

I plan to play COD games like Ghosts/BO2, BF3, CS:GO, and perhaps a little Minecraft Crafting Dead Mod with my nephew.

 

If I should use the mixamp, how do I go about connecting and setting it up?  Just connect via USB and optical out and good from there?

 

If I don't need use the mixamp, am I able to connect the 3-pole 3.5mm into the soundcard or must I split it back out?

 

 

EDIT: this thread may answer my question, but I appreciate any additional input.....

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687529/new-pc-build-asus-xonar-dx-astro-mixamp-redundant-soundcard-suggestions-welcome


Edited by Prodeje79 - 7/3/14 at 9:17am
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Your PC computer would need to have DDL (Dolby Digital Live) to be able to provide headphone surround sound with the Mix-amp.

But as your getting an Xonar DG sound card anyway, you will not need to use the Mix-amp (with your PC).

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I do have a Schiit Modi amp, but did not need it with my AD700s like I did with my Senn HD650s.  So thats out of the picture.

Do you have a headphone amp as well? The Modi is not really meant to power headphones.

The other reason I ask is just trying to understand what equipment you have. Is your Modi optical or USB?
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