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5.1 isn't worth getting with onboard and even if you did have a sound card, those speakers aren't amazing
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post #12 of 21
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Lets say I could come up with that money, are they better?

My 790fx board has an add on card that says it this:

Audio Chipset Realtek ALC885
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Of course! The link is to a 5.1 surround set. It's very similar to the X-230's, except they are surround speakers. If you could, I would definitely go with them. Surround sound is great for games. And your motherboard should support them no problem (8 channels means up to 7.1, which is 7-speaker surround + subwoofer).
    
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post #13 of 21
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Well just for note, I am not an audiophile, I have been happy up to now with my stock emachines speakers. But my friend brought over that boston acoustics 2.1 system from an old gateway and I realized I miss a sub. So I was thinking I have tons of room and a little money so why not right?
post #14 of 21
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I have $43 to spend on speakers, I want 2.1 decent ones(they need to kick the crap out of my friends old boston acoustics from a gateway, and it sounds good). That $43 must include shipping.
don't even bother...
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post #16 of 21
I got the Logitech Z-4's on eBay for under $50 about a year ago, and they sound (and look) great.
A friend bought the X-530's and they sound decent, but I wouldn't recommend going with them.

If you can't find a cheap set of Z-4's, the X-230's are a great buy too.
post #17 of 21
Soloz right ... for 43$, you won't get anything that'll be worth the difference in sound. Just save the 40$ and wait until you have a bit more to buy a nicer set.
post #18 of 21
If your going to spend $43 on a set of speakers obviously sound quality doesn't matter much to you, so getting any brand within that price range is fine.
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post #19 of 21
logitech Z-4 ftw. @ your price range u can't beat them.
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x-230's
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