- Oct 29, 2000
I have been running optical to my AV receiver from my PC for years now. I definitely prefer it to traditional analog setups. When I was forced to use a PC without an optical output for audio I remembered why I went optical in the first place.
Yep. Some computers handle the noise better than others, but it appears to become more and more of a problem the higher up you get in the performance echelons, especially when we are talking overclocking and running stuff out of spec.