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Hey guys,
I've done a lot of reading here at the forums, but still have some questions. If anyone could add some comments, helpful hints, ideas or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

First of all, here is a SketchUp Model .jpg of the room I'm working with.
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What I would like to do is set up some surround sound from a 7.1 integrated card from the MCPC next to the tv. Because the odd shape of the room and the conditions, I am unsure exactly how to go about it.

I have two large speakers in the rear, that I could use as the back speakers of a 7.1, or if they cant be brought in, a 5.1 system would be just fine.

Here is a second picture of where I thought some good positions for the speakers would be, but I would like some expert input .
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Second, I was thinking about getting a Dell WL6000, a 5.1 wireless speaker set, for the room. Would this integrate well with old (early 80's) speakers, or should I pitch them. Also, is this a good system, or would wired be a better way to go. Finally, the DELL speakers has integrated the rear speakers into one box, so if I do purchase the speakers, where should I put the rear speaker in the room?

Finally, any ideas on running a surround sound out of a computer? Is this wise for just the average system on a cheap budget, or are AV box's the way to go.

I'm working with a budget max of 300. Thanks for any help.
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I'm not really keen on the wireless speaker thing. Until they're perfected I think they're prone to several trade-offs. The only advantage I see is not having to spend the few minutes it takes to run the wires correctly.
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Well then... with the room would you recommend 5.1 or 7.1 with the back speakers where they are? Also, could you recommend any average, cheap speakers that might work well? I was thinking something like this...
Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
or the
Logitech Z-5300e THX Certified 5.1
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i need to get 5 posts.
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