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From the specs: Recommended Amplifier Power:50-150 W (8 Ohms)

A sound card will not drive those speakers.
Ok so why was I able to hook them up through my 3.5mm jack on my motherboard and they worked? They each have there own power cord that looks like the one that plugs in to you psu.
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Ok so why was I able to hook them up through my 3.5mm jack on my motherboard and they worked? They each have there own power cord that looks like the one that plugs in to you psu.
Because you have a different set of speakers than the ones that you linked us to.
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Because you have a different set of speakers than the ones that you linked us to.
No I have a friend with the exactly those and he brought them over Wed and Thurs and I used them and they worked and sounded great. Thats why I'm going to get them and a sound card so they sound even better. Plus he works at Gutiar Center and can get me two for just about $150.
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If you go to their website you'll see that the Rockit 6 (what your friend probably has) have a built in amplifier, but the R6s, which you linked, are passive speakers and will require either an amp or a receiver to power them, or they won't work.

The Lepai amp in my sig is pretty cheap and has worked out well so far.

As far as a soundcard the Asus Xonar DX/D1 or the HT|Omega Striker would be good options. Personally I would go with the Striker because supposedly the drivers are really good.
     
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