Thinking of getting a new set of speakers...have no clue.

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Elite Member
Sep 5, 2003
I don't mind getting a sound card since I have Realtek AC97 audio and it's not the best sounding solution.

What I am not sure about is whether or not I can get something that sounds better for similar price to Logitech Z5500/Klipsch 5.1 Ultras like Onkyo HT-S580. Also what limitations will I have with X-FI card if I only want to run 5.1 for music and games? If I dont get a DTS/DDL sound card, what cable would I need to hook up the system? Or will a card like Auzentech produce a better quality sound than X-fi?