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How to set up 5.1 surround sound on pc

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April 28, 2010 1:02:03 PM

Hi all,

I am looking to replace my sound setup for my home pc. I want a 5.1 surround sound system and am seriously considering the Logitech Z5500.
Would I need to get a 5.1 sound card? Can anyone recommend any? or recommend a cheaper alternative to the logitech?

Currently I have an Asus p7p55d LE mainboard. Would that be able to play 5.1?

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 28, 2010 2:32:26 PM

Your mobo p7p55d LE already has the onboard 7.1 sound card.
You won't have any trouble connecting the 5.1 speakers to it.
April 29, 2010 10:17:33 PM

Whoohoo!! I get to save some cash. Thanks.

My next problem is finding a decent system. I was thinking of the logitech z5500 but the price seems a bit high and people say it's a bit big. Mainly i'll be using it for gaming and I dont need top of the range sound but I dont want to end up wasting money on cheap stuff. (again)

The Logitech X-540 seems a cheaper alternative and was thinking of getting that instead.

Does anyone have any experience with these or offer alternative suggestions?
a b B Homebuilt system
April 30, 2010 6:44:17 AM

Hmmm....the thing about getting cheaper product, you will get also a cheaper quality...
X-540 is not as good as Z5500 but I can live with the quality of the X540 because X540 is in the fact a lot cheaper, but I don't know about you...
Some people wants the best sound quality the can get...some (like me) just want something decent...
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