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Originally Posted by Eugenester
OP are you planning to have a dedicated HT setup with your computer or will the speakers just be going on your desk? That'll decide if a receiver is even worth it.
Is there a good way to drive a decent speaker setup without a receiver or separate amp? I haven't seem a computer speaker set that puts out anything better than decent sound.
Anyways, I am planning to improve the sound of an otherwise normal computer. I sit at a desk and use a few monitors. I have a TV Tuner card attached, and watch movies fairly often, so both that, and game performance are important; as mentioned before, I listen to music whenever I am sitting at my computer and not watching something. Speakers are only really silent the same time the screens are blank.
Whatever setup I have, the left right and center speakers would be under or to the sides of my monitors on the desk, and any surrounds would likely be on stands (or at least the right one would, I have an Ikea Galant and only the left side speaker can sit on the desk and be all the way to the side of me); the sub would be on the floor (carpet). It's not a tiny room, but is on the small side, so I don't need a large setup, and combined with the small distances, I doubt I will need that much power.