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I have never done this on a computer so I thought I would ask... What is the best way to connect surround sound speakers to a computer? I know the general mechanics, but I don't want to run over the wires every time I get up from the computer. Do they have any good wireless systems out there and if so, how much is it going to kill my bank acct?
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You need a soundcard that supports surround sound- Example audigy 2. Most speakers are wired- I will edit this post with links to a logitech system one similar to mine, but with wires that can be unplugged- standard speaker wire- so they can be any length. Logitech also has a wireless system for the rear speakers. Hold on.


These are one up from my speackers, which I love. They have spring clips for the speaker wire- so all standard speaker wire will work with them. So you could run the wires where they wouldnt be noticed. This also requires only one plug unlike the wireless ones- which I am looking for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120


Here is the logitech wireless set- I would personally say go with the 5500s and their wires- less possible issues, and since you can lengthen the wires as much as needed, you wont be tripping over them. But these are the wireless for ya to look at.
http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Home_A..._Speakers/1308
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OK, say I went with the wired... How would you recommend running the speaker wires so that I'm not running over them. Secondly, where do you recommend placing the speakers so that I don't knock them over when rolling around on my computer chair. I know that I'm asking alot of inane questions, but I'm just trying to get a visual of how to do this
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Run the speakers along/behind the walls...

the surround speakers go basically on both sides of your head...so the wires shouldn't be in the way, and the speakers shouldn't be either.

Although, you could get the Logitech z-5450 and they have wireless surrounds. (the rest are wired)
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onboard sound can be 7.1 surround there buddy
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Hook it up to a mini shelf unit...and enable 7.1 and see what happens...
Forget all the 'puter peripherals...
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