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03-15-2007, 03:44 PM
I have a budget of $500 for a 2.1 or 5.1 system for the computer. I currently have a 5.1 and a 2.1 logitech system on different computers, but neither are overly impressing me. I'm looking for great mids and hi's as well as a ton of bass. This system will mainly be for music and gaming, however every once in a while for a movie. I can build boxes, and wire everything, so all I need are some suggestions for a big sub, big amps, and some good mids and tweeters i suppose. Ive been looking on parts express, and I just don't know whats good and what isn't so its hard to decide what looks like a good deal and what doesn't. Also, how does the wiring work on a computer system with a built system like I am wanting? It goes from the sound card to the amp? What if it's a multiple amp system? Just looking for suggestions for a newbie in the computer audio world. Thanks in advance. :yumyum:

03-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Ur probably gonna need a 5.1 Channel sound card. Just like running RCA in the car, there's 1 port for front left and right, 1 port for rear left and right, and a 3rd port for center/subwoofer. They arn't that expensive unless u want a brand name like soundblaster or something.

Edit: I'll take some pictures for u, give me a sec.

03-15-2007, 04:03 PM
Back of my reciver
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8154/stp80315zy6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The Channel Splitter
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/471/stp80317ri0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Back of Sound card
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/240/stp80321er0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Volume/Subwoofer/Rear Speaker control
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/382/stp80318ji5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Speaker wires from sound card to RCAs.
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8438/stp80322un3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

03-15-2007, 04:27 PM
Well, atm I have an audigy 2 ZS sound card and it will be upgraded with my new system in a couple of months, so I think I should be ok there. And those pictures will help a ton! Thanks! :)