So if i understand all this correctly:
In jack = Subwoofer
Out jack = 2 speakers
Headphones = headphone jack in the front (im guessing this is in as well)
I had pop-ups at first when plugging in to identify which device i was using (which i found confusing,) these pop-ups no longer show so i may have messed everything up, can i reset these? The problem i have now is selecting my playback device as my monitor is displayed and due to using HDMI sound comes from the speakers which i don't want. My headphones seem to work fine with certain settings but i have never been able to get my 2 speakers working at all. At the moment i am getting both bass and very faint sound coming from my subwoofer, so i can actually hear audio but its very distorted and with very high bass over the top of it.
Is all this due to me using a HDMI cable? Can one be using with external speakers? If i use a DVI cable instead will this problem clear itself up?
I have recently also uninstalled the audio drivers which i used for my old system (be it with a different cable and video card,) and the sound still works, i thought you needed drivers for sound?