cheapest way to get 7.1 surround sound?

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    I've got some extra $$$ to splurge on, on I figured I'd try to get 7.1 surround setup for my PC. quality isn't too high an issue, but I don't want it to sound like absolute crap.

    oh, and my available inputs are:

    Digital audio
    front/rear
    Stereo RCA jacks
    Optical.
     
  2. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    If you really want rockin' sound, use the optical out on your pc to the optical in on a decent 7.1 receiver. Then use the receiver to drive the speakers. If you're using the SPdif or AC3 digital signal from your computer, then you have full control over how it sounds via the receiver. Plus, should you ever upgrade systems or whatever, the receiver and speakers will always work. My point is, I wouldn't bother with the packaged computer speaker sets with one digital jack, because you'll always be limited to that jack and every sound card you upgrade to, will have accommodate that jack.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. tryfuhl

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    run a home 7.1 setup, no need to waste money doing a computer only
     

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