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Well I figured if I didn't get a receiver I'd end up upgrading my soundcard for something around the same price point. So in the end it would be the same. And I haven't settled on speakers for sure, they were just something I saw that looked good in the price range I was looking for.
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Well I figured if I didn't get a receiver I'd end up upgrading my soundcard for something around the same price point. So in the end it would be the same. And I haven't settled on speakers for sure, they were just something I saw that looked good in the price range I was looking for.

After looking at powered monitors for a while I decided to follow suggestions on the forum and went ahead and got passives and the receiver. I don't regret it. spent $350 and I think it was well worth it.
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I actually did end up buying a used pair of passive monitors from a member here on OCN. They haven't gotten here yet, but I can't wait to try them out.
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I actually did end up buying a used pair of passive monitors from a member here on OCN. They haven't gotten here yet, but I can't wait to try them out.

what did you buy?
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A pair of infinity primus p142s. Comparing specs they look like 143s but maybe a previous gen model.
I haven't pulled the trigger on a sub, but I was thinking a polk psw505
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A pair of infinity primus p142s. Comparing specs they look like 143s but maybe a previous gen model.
I haven't pulled the trigger on a sub, but I was thinking a polk psw505

Nice the ones I was going to get, just saw this and thought it might interested you. get a Dayton SUB, i hear they are much better then the Polks according to people here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1308985/newegg-polk-audio-r300-speakers-50/0_30 maybe a little late
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I'll chime in on the subs. I have a Dayton 10" sub and a BIC America F12 12'" sub. I'm not sure of the Dayton model (it cost $100), but the BIC blows it out of the water and is around the same price as the Polk you were looking at.
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1) The Xonar SHOULD be able to handle 5.1 for gaming, whereas onboard can only send out 2 channels for gaming. Onboard is fine for 5.1 movies that are encoded in DD or DTS though. If you're only using 2 speakers, it won't matter. And to be honest, I'm perfectly content using Dolby Prologic II on gaming (mono surround, but whatever). I would still keep the Xonar anyway, use the optical / SPDIF out for your receiver, use the headphones jack for headphones.

2) Those speakers are solid, no complaints there.

3) The PSW505 is an excellent subwoofer for the money. The BIC F12 is good enough for movies, and its honestly one of my favorite subs, but its not so great for music. The Dayton line, is excellent for the money (the 10" model would be either the older SUB100 or the newer SUB1000). However given that he's looking at a $200+ PSW505, I'd go ahead and stick with the plan.
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The only thing I'm unsure about is that a lot of reviews say the bass under 35hz is pretty week on the 505. I don't know how this will affect music though because I do listen to a large portion of music with heavy/deep basslines. Are there any other quality subs under $200 that I can look at? they don't need to be as powerful as the 505 and this is intended for my room which isnt that big
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The only thing I'm unsure about is that a lot of reviews say the bass under 35hz is pretty week on the 505. I don't know how this will affect music though because I do listen to a large portion of music with heavy/deep basslines. Are there any other quality subs under $200 that I can look at? they don't need to be as powerful as the 505 and this is intended for my room which isnt that big

Dayton SUB1200, BIC Formula F12, and Polk PSW505. Those are the three best subs at or under $200. The BIC Formula should dip lower than 35Hz without too much issue, I believe its actually tuned right around 35Hz, so it should dip somewhere into the high 20's in the right environment. The Dayton is solid, but its more of a budget sub than anything, and I would pick the BIC or Polk over it anyday.
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