I'm a student looking to purchase a sound system for the PC I'm building. I've read around, and the card's not a problem, have an Audigy 2ZS.
What IS a problem is that i've got NO idea what speakers to plug into the back of the thing. I've therefore got a couple of questions to ask you learned people!
1. Is 7.1 really neccessary? I've heard that 5.1 is all you actually need.
2. My priorities for this set are as follows: Music, gaming, then home cinema. What's a good all round speaker system that I can really get fantastic music out of? (Remembering of course that I'm a student, can't afford to spend over £200 really!)