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November 19, 2012 11:34:00 PM

Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any pictures out there depicting a 5.1 installation of a speakers for a PC system? I'm very curious where the 2 rear speakers will be.

I'm researching on them, but not sure if my furniture fits a 5.1 installation. preferably best to have wireless rear speakers with the rear speakers on my chair? but that seems like too much DIY.

or.. other alternatives, would a sound bar work? or a headset with 5.1 surround sound?

currently using a 2.1.

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November 19, 2012 11:41:13 PM

Generally speaking, with a 5.1 setup, the two rear speakers would go behind and angled a bit in (~45 degree angle). You would want more than a couple of inches (ideally).

I wouldn't try and force it really. If your setup doesn't lend itself well to those rear speakers, then just stay with 2.1. Also keep in mind a 5.1 setup would require coming up with a place for a center channel. If you don't have space for that, just kind of put the idea aside until something changes about your living situation, or get a headset.
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November 19, 2012 11:57:52 PM

cl-scott said:
Generally speaking, with a 5.1 setup, the two rear speakers would go behind and angled a bit in (~45 degree angle). You would want more than a couple of inches (ideally).

I wouldn't try and force it really. If your setup doesn't lend itself well to those rear speakers, then just stay with 2.1. Also keep in mind a 5.1 setup would require coming up with a place for a center channel. If you don't have space for that, just kind of put the idea aside until something changes about your living situation, or get a headset.


so a headset is preferred over a sound bar? and would a headset provide better surround sound effect from a 2.1?

My aim here is to be able to listen to sounds while gaming FPS especially those that come from behind me.
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November 22, 2012 10:42:45 PM

can someone also tell me what's the difference between virtual and true surround sound? Like, which is better for gaming?

and do I need to get a sound card if i were to get a 5.1/7.1 speakers?
my mobo is asus p8-h67le. The asus HD 6850 DCU is currently seems like it is occupying the PCI 16x slot too.

Does a sound card fit in a PCI 4x slot or a PCI 16x

sorry for double post. cost, nobody really replied.
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November 26, 2012 10:02:33 PM

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