Hi everyone, I'm bad at making short thread titles.
As a few of you who have browsed the Home Theater Computers section may know, I'm planning on building an HTPC. And I may well overhaul the audio systems too. We've got a crappy Sony setup that we actually haven't used in several years because of the poor quality and the large, annoying cables.
So, I've begun a bit of research on home audio systems. I'd like 5.1 or, better yet, 7.1 surround. Having a cableless system isn't that important, but if I could get similar quality for no more than $50-100 more, I'd definitely do it.
I also plan running it off audio directly from my motherboard. Sorry audiophiles. A sound card will likely come later, and I'm really not a fan of external solutions, so yeah. Unless you guys convince me that I need one.
The budget is probably around $300, with, as I said, $50-100 more if it's really worth it and/or (preferably and) it's wireless.