Originally Posted by shuojinz
Any non overpriced speakers&sound recommendations then?
"Overpriced" is subjective. Someone who truly cares about sound will spend hundreds on a proper setup. Personally, I'm running on a $100 sound card (technically $150 according to Creative, but it's not worth that much), with $150 speakers, and $80 headphones. I used to run onboard, with crappy logitech 2.1 speakers and a razer headset; I hadn't realized it, but the difference is PHENOMENAL.
I work in retail, however, so that ends up being $80 sound card, $80 speakers, and $30 headphones.
If either the MSRP sounds solid to you, or you know someone who works at Best Buy, grab a set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers, and a Sennheiser headset.
For the sound card, Asus' Xonars, Auzentech's X-fi's, etc. are solid options.