Originally Posted by J.M.D
I guess you are in the wrong section when it comes to sound as you have linked a CORSAIR product. They are good at RAM's and PSU's but not in a sound reproducing system. You better go and check some Klipcsh Pro medias , Creative GiGaWORKS or even Logittech Z series Sets as these speakers will definitely sound superior to the one you linked.
But your idea of buying the speaker itself is contradicting each other as a Gaming speaker means its 5.1 for the correct 3D positioning of Audio on
the space compared to a Virtual Speaker system. No gamer would go for 2.1 including me as i myself has the logitech 5.1 system. And i really enjoy it especially in the 3D positioning of sound while i am on a WAR or any multi-track sound enabled games. Not to mention the X-Fi's are champions when it comes to 3D Positioning of sound.
An audiophile would go for 2.1 though. But it wouldn't hurt if you have a 5.1 system as you will be benefited in both worlds. The choice is yours.
Computer audio is the section, so his post is relevant. The link that OP posted is a somewhat decent system for gaming and regular everyday use, However like you mentioned not a set an audiophile will get.
Creative GiGaWORKS or even Logittech Z series,I don't see these speakers any better or worst then the Corsair one he or she linked linked.
OP can go for a dedicated 5.1 setup with the speakers actually placed correctly it would be more fun to listen to for gaming. However most competitive gaming will go with a creative sound card with a dedicated headphone (ad700's).
To answer your question OP, the corsair speakers are fine and from what i have read around will do fine for a computer speaker set. They are in no way meant for competitive play but will provide enjoyable range frequency for you in the bass department for you to enjoy your music and casual gaming. If you want something that is going to be used for competitive play then a properly places surround sound speaker set will have to do, or you go the headphone route.