Alright, so I've ventured back into the world of console gaming by purchasing a PS3, which I'm very exited about However, I would like some advice on how to go about setting it up as I don't own an HDTV. I was planning to use my HDMI-capable LCD computer monitor which supports full 1080p resolution, which I am told is the max resolution of the console. So the video shouldn't be a problem, it's getting the console to produce sound through my desktop speakers that has me a little stumped. I want to use optical out for sound but I don't have a receiver. My sound card (X-Fi Titanium) has both optical in and optical out ports which will support a game console according to the manual. That would probably be fine if it worked, but that means I would need to run my computer whenever I wanted sound... not ideal. So, I don't have everything planned out perfectly yet... so I was looking for suggestions on how to set this thing up. I also wanted to know if I could use a regular headset (not USB) and have it work with the console for online gaming. If not, I can use USB which wouldn't be a problem. Thanks in advance for any help!