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Sound Card and speaker Suggestion for Games and Blu-Rays

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Hey

As the title says im looking for a soundcard for games and blu-rays and also speakers set that would be good.

I had originally looked at ASUS XONAR HDAV1.3 and the Logitech Z-5500, would that be a good choice for blu-ray and games?

any info appreciated. thanks
 

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For speakers, I reccomend getting a reciever and a good home theater speaker setup. It looks like you want surround sound, so you'll either need a reciever that supports more than stereo over analog (which come few and far between), or you'll need to go with SPDIF over coaxial or optical, or use HDMI. The Xonar HDAV you mentioned will work fine for carrying audio over HDMI to your reciever.
 
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#3
Try for my Realistic Dream System -

Sound Card - ASUS Xonar Essence STX

Atlantic Technology THX Ultra 2 Certified Fully Sealed Enclosure 8200e 5 Channel Speaker Set - http://www.atlantictechnology.com/default.asp?NodeId=127

ELAC SUB 2080D Subwoofer - http://www.elac.com/en/products/subwoofer/show.php?sub2080d

Rotel RSP-1570 Pre-Amplifier / Surround Processor - http://www.rotel.com/UK/products/ProductDetails.htm?Id=474

Rotel RMB-1575 5-channel Power Amplifier - http://www.rotel.com/UK/Products/ProductDetails.htm?id=475

Linn Sondek Turntable with Rega RB301 Arm and Shure M97xE Diamond Needle - http://www.linn.co.uk/music_systems_sondek_LP12# , http://www.rega.co.uk/html/tonearm.htm , http://www.shure.com/americas/products/phono/m97xe-audiophile-phono-cartridge

Cambridge Audio 640P Phono Pre-Amp (MM & MC Drive) - http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/specifications.php?PID=29&Title=Specifications

Equi-Tech Son-of-Q SR. E Balanced Power Conditioner - http://www.equitech.com/products/rack/sonofqav.html

Concord Premium Interconnects - http://www.essentialaudio.com.au/index1.html (also available from Jaycar)

If money is no object (I wish lol) :p
 

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+ for hat and SabreWulf69, the Xonar is a good choice. Got my vote as well. I have Creative GigaWorks S750 7.1 Speakers. They're very good speakers, but they're also old speakers and been around for a while.