yeah i think ill stick with the Y connector.
my surround sound speakers are for my TV, so it's not set up for PC use
i only need the surround sound to play music from my computer instead of playing on my crappy 2.1 set. I didnt mind playing music on my surround sound from my PS3, but its much more of a hassle as far as playlist settings go, etc.
anyways, thanks for your replay!