Sound card and speaker questions

Hey, I'm building a gaming computer for my dad and he asked me to get Bose speakers for him. Heres what I have so far. Would like to add a 64 or 128 SSD for OS and a few games if we have extra money, budget it 1700. Wondering what speaker/sound card would be best and if theres anything else that should be changed. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NsDW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NsDW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NsDW/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.23 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($22.09 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($171.98 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1278.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-31 11:39 EDT-0400)
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  1. Sorry wrong forum
  2. A Bose computer speaker system does not require a sound card. It plugs into a USB port.
    This is what I use; it is a great speaker system: http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/computer_speakers/companion_5/index.jsp
  3. would it be advantageous to get a sound card? I was under the impression that it would produce a higher quality sound and then that on top of the bose system would be great?
  4. I haves used soundcards in the past with good speakers and have never been disappointed.

    Currently, I wanted a better sound from my Laptop and purchased a Soundblaster Recon 3D to try out since it was on a less than half off sale.
    Well, very happy with it hooked up to my 2.1 THX Logitech speakers. My Sennheiser 515 headphones are sitting gathering dust now.

    If I were build a Desktop like you, I would get an internal Sndcard and 5.1 or 7.1 speakers- depending on your extra budget of course.
    Good sound really makes a difference when listening to music and blowing things up in a game.
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