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best sub $150 (shipped) sound setup?

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I am looking to get a really nice sound setup for my glorious new computer that is almost done being built. I have never really spent more than 20 dollars on a pair of speakers for my pc before, ever, so I am not really sure what anything more than that even sounds like let alone what to look for. My absolutely primary need for the speakers is gaming, followed by music, that is about it. How absolutely essential is it to have a soundcard for my needs and what speakers would you reccomend in the sub $150 range? I read the big sticked thread,part of it at least and the only ones i could find are the swan m10s.
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I am currently using this set up and does a great job for music and sounds great with borderlands 2.
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

That's what I ended up with.
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post #5 of 10
I would go with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's and a soundcard for this. I feel you'll be best off with that setup at this point if a subwoofer is important to you.
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post #6 of 10
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what kind of soundcard do you reccomend then, how costly are they?
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post #7 of 10
You could get the Asus DG which is about $30 and it's an upgrade from onboard. The DS is a step above, but around $40. There are PCIe variants of them which are $10 more. IE DGX, DSX
    
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post #8 of 10
Find a $50 sound card and you can score some ProMedia's for $100.
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post #9 of 10
If you are using headphones you'll like the Xonar Dg. But if you game with speakers, try the other xonar models.
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post #10 of 10
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in response to the asus sound card ... i just absolutely despise asus because they refused to fix my brand new asus laptop that was under warranty just because i was in afghanistan. its not like the damn thing got hit by a bullet. ill never buy from asus again, not even a mobo.
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