Speakers and sound card help.

just put together a new build and I was looking for some suggestions/advice on what surround sound speakers and sound card I should get.


This is my build.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8S9v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8S9v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8S9v/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 ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($183.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($427.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($149.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($117.24 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($186.13 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1659.22
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-26 00:50 EDT-0400)


Looking to keep it as cheap as possible but decent quality. Thanks.
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  1. How much are you willing to pay?
  2. I would like to pay under $100 for the speakers and under $100 for the sound card. But if i could get somthing cheap that will be good enough for games music and movies - nothing too serious im fine with it.
  3. el loco peson said:
    I would like to pay under $100 for the speakers and under $100 for the sound card. But if i could get somthing cheap that will be good enough for games music and movies - nothing too serious im fine with it.

    I would get x-fi forte, it's about that price and some people say at the moment it's the best sound card for gamers, and your computer's for gaming, right?
    For speakers, do you want 2.1 or 5.1(7.1 can probably not be bought for 100 dollars), but I did find these 2 speakers that are very good I red. BOSE® Companion® 2 Series I Multimedia Speaker System:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836627003
    You'd only probably have to still find those 2, since they're both not on sale where I looked.
  4. I think i'm going to go with 2.1 right now. If i don't need a sound card i will go around $150 for speakers.
  5. el loco peson said:

    I'd take those then, they look good. Do yuo know which sound card you're getting?
  6. Unless i really need a sound card to make them sound good I wont get one.
  7. el loco peson said:
    Unless i really need a sound card to make them sound good I wont get one.

    I would recommmend then that you first get the speakers then yes.
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