I'm putting together my first HTPC / Steam box with a Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard, Core i5-2500K, Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 660, and 8 GB ram running Windows 7. I'm hooking up the PC via HDMI to an Onkyo 5.1 surround sound receiver that then goes to my tv. What will give me better audio / surround sound, the HDMI audio from the video card or should I run a separate cable from the optical S/PDIF out on the motherboard to the receiver? Is the onboard audio processing the audio stream and passing it to the video cards HDMI port or is the video card processing the sound? If anyone could explain how this works I would really appreciate it.