A 5.1 amplified speaker system is your best bet to purchase if you are into video gaming, playing music and watching DVD movies.
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If you intend to build your own cheap computer system, you should plan for the speaker configuration that you require. By doing this planning, you will be able to decide on the type of sound card that supports that speaker configuration.
The configurations are 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1. (.1 being the subwoofer). Hence, 2.1 would denote a system with two satellites and 1 subwoofer. 5.1 would be 5 satellites and 1 subwoofer and 7.1 would be 7 satellites and 1 subwoofer.
To achieve 6-channel (5.1) or 8-channel (7.1), you will have to upgrade your audio adapter (sound card).
If you are simply listening to audio CDs or MP3s, you can get by on a 2.1 computer speaker system. But, if you are into playing computer games and watching DVD movies, a 7.1 (8 ch) computer speaker system would be perfect for deep rumbling bass and high-end audio.
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A very important feature of a speaker system is its power output or wattage. The higher the wattage, the louder will be the sound output.
Computer Speaker System - How much space will I need?
The amount of space will depend on your choice of speaker system. If space is limited, you might want to consider having the speakers wall-mounted.
Upgrading your speaker system
Many people are upgrading their speaker systems for their computers with high quality speaker systems. This will allow them to achieve greater sound effects when playing computer games, watching DVDs and listening to music. Click here for my Computer Game guide.
Which Computer Speaker should you buy?
This decision would depend on what you would be using it for.
The surround sound speaker system would be super but you would need the space to put the rear speakers and the sub woofer.
On the other hand, if you just need some basic sound then a cheap 2-piece computer speaker system would be ideal for you.
Final Thoughts ......
Because of the wide range of computer speaker systems now available, you might be confused in making a selection. Remember.... you will need to ensure that the system that you choose is compatible with your PC's sound card.
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