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Old March 11, 2013, 06:13 AM
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If you watch TONS of movies on your PC, then surround may be worth it.

If you play games more than anything else it could be worth it if the games you play properly support surround (which most don't do it well).

If you listen to music then spend as much as possible on an amp and speakers. Try to avoid PC speaker systems if at all possible. They all have limitations and the biggest is usually weak satellites. I'm using the onboard with a Technics amp, Jamo speakers and a Ferguson Hill sub and this is the best sounding setup I have had to date for absolute clarity and reproduction. I am hearing things in the music I listen to I never knew was there. My next upgrade is a Carver amp/preamp and then I start saving for a once in a lifetime set of speakers.
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