Now, I'm just a kid who wants to make the best out of what's available, 'cause I'm pretty short on funds, so go easy on me. I have this B85M-G mobo with a Realtek HDA ALC887 that supports 7.1. I also have this GTX960 with NVIDIA HD Audio. I have this 5.1 LG Home theatre that's ~600w that doesn't have any HDMI. Just 3.5mm, or AUX (L and R). I have 2 options: GTX960 >[GOLD HDMI]> MONITOR >[HEADPHONE JACK | 3.5MM to AUX]> [LG HT] or Realtek ALC887> [3.5MM TO AUX]> LG HT. Due to the crappy monitor, the 960 only outputs stereo audio in 24bit 48khz to my reciever which is 5.1, but monitor gives invalid data to the driver which sets the format to what I said above. However, the Realtek can output 5.1 and I've verified it correctly detects it. Which one of would provide better sound? I don't really care if the difference is tiny. I just want dem bass.