Solved New build. PC hookup or Receiver hookup? Tags: High-End Audio New Build Audio Last response: December 16, 2011 2:00 AM in Home Audio Share NoviceNob December 2, 2011 1:08:29 AM Hey there everyone. First, thank you very much for all of your comments, advise and lectures. I will be building a new PC (with assistance) late this month and have a few questions. I have read many threads and have learned a lot but it can be confusing also. I will be spending about $2,000 on a new PC, not including monitors or other peripherals. I will be using it for gaming; MW3/BF3 and for movies - Netflix and hulu only. I also have SiriusXM. What I can't figure out is how can I put together a computer so that it is connected to two 27" monitors, a 46" plasma television and a 5.1 speaker system? So: 1. How do I hook up all the stuff or can I? 2. OR should I actually hook up the TV and speakers (Energy Take Classic 5.1) to a receiver (Denon AVR-1912 or Pioneer VSX-1021-K)? Thank you very much for your input. More about : build hookup receiver hookup | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution ssddx December 6, 2011 3:12:30 PM i would say it all comes down to the type of speakers you picked. if you purchased a model meant for a pc then you would have an easier time of connecting it up to the pc directly. typically these feature 3 colored 3.5mm plugs to connect to your soundcard. if you purchased a model meant for a home theater you would have an easier time with using a receiver most likely. as far as your monitors go..you can have multi monitor support with either choice. | Report abuse NoviceNob December 16, 2011 2:00:45 AM Best answer selected by NoviceNob. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Home Audio>New build. PC hookup or Receiver hookup?> Related ressources: ForumHow do I hookup a new laptop to my At&t ultra dsl Forumbest cable modem hookup ? ForumHDTV hookup questions ForumHome stereo to PC hookup Forum8000HD hook-up question. ForumGrounding a turntable with a PC hookup . ForumCards with AC97 front panel audio hookup ? ForumRunning HDMI audio only from pc to receiver ForumAARRGGHH..... HDTV Decision and hookup ??!!?? ForumCat5 connector hookup ForumGame system + 3rd monitor+ console hookup ForumCan you recommend a Receiver for a TV around sound, I don\'t have a clue what re ForumPrograms keep freezing on new "high-end" build ! ForumLooking for new PC speakers ForumCan i get sound out of my hdmi hook-up on the 560 ti? ForumSP2500's or Another Subwoofer? ForumOutput source for a stereo dvd receiver with only inputs ForumBest sound card for av receiver external or internal? Forum7 speakers on 5.1 receiver Forum[Solved] Buying used receiver, please help! More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !