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Alright so, broke college kid who just recently got a job looking to get a new sound system for my computer. As of right now I have the logitech x-530's lol. After hearing a few of my friends systems, I definitely want to upgrade.

Mainly I just listen to music and not so much gaming anymore, so planning on sticking with a 2.1 system. Unfortunately I don't know much about audio, so just looking for some help on what to buy

I really want some heavy and low bass, as well as having high quality tweeters when I don't need the bass so much. So for a sub I was looking at this ( ). While browsing the forums I saw this sub come up a few times in conversation.

As for speakers themselves, I have no idea where to begin, although I do want some LOUD ones. For a price range, I want to keep it around the same as the sub ($100-$170 or so).

Also might be a noob question but I have no idea. Am I going to need a receiver to connect all of these...?

Thanks in advance
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Yes, you will need a receiver or integrated amp to power the speakers and connect the sub to.
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If your budget is $100-170...You can get this amp and a pair of Polk Monitor 40. Too bad they're not on sale.


With this, you don't need a receiver. Just connect amp to subwoofer to speakers.
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