i have a new pc with a 7.1 soundcard i have onboard speakers with my monitor but they are very basic can i use 2.1 and 5.1 speaker systems or do i have to get a 7.1 system also any tips on which speaker systems to get for gaming and music thanks
To answer your question loganly, you can use 2.1 and your wallet is the limit ;-) Try not to think of your speakers by quantity but as a good match to your system. Expensive 2:1's will be wasted with a naff card, and the opposite is true. A good 7:1 card with good multiple speakers is a real pleasure for gaming and music provided you have the space. Think of your speakers in the interest of full design compatibility and not compromise. click here and try to find something which compliments your card. Doesn't have to be this brand but it will give you some idea of what to expect for you money.