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Old 12-01-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default best surround sound for pc for under 50 bucks

Im looking at the budget surround set ups for pc and was wondering if anybody has any experiance with the ones available for at or under 50. I like to shop from newegg but will go elseware if the price is right
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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$50 won't get you very good surround sound. Think about it, with a 5.1 setup, you're paying for 5 speakers plus a subwoofer. That's paying about $8 a piece, which isn't going to get you very good speakers.

Anyway, if $55 isn't too much, this is your best bet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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Yes, I have actually seen those speakers and for the price they are actually pretty good. Nothing extraordinary, but for $55 they are a solid buy for a great price.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Yep. Logitech speakers are the way to go for computer speakers. I have the higher end Z-5500s, and they're amazing.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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I want to run the x-540 set up from logitech. My Motherboard only has one audio out jack. Do I need to get a sound card? If so, what card is good for someone on a budget? The system looks like it needs a front, center/sub, and rear hookup.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #6
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Yep, you'll need a sound card to get the surround sound then. This is a great deal for someone on a budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16829102003R
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So if your motherboard only supports 2.1 then its considered analog? and the a digital would be 5.1 or 7.1?
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or you can just hook up your pc to your stereo and youll have a better sound and will cost free
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http://www.directron.com/aopenaw850.html#caption
Aopen cobra aw850d 5.1 surround pci card. Mine came with sp/dif and optical header. Doesn't break the bank and has surprisingly great sound. Spend the rest on a set on a set of Altec Lansing speakers at wally world. 25 dollars.
Still under 50 bucks...
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