I was chatting with Art in the friendly thread about speakers. I recommended the Logitec Z-5500 Digital 5.1 set. Old, but tried and proven. Just a tad expensive. ^_^; Can be loud a hell though. (Especially coupled with soundcard/equalizer settings.)

Not many PC 5.1's are made anymore. (Last time I saw a decent selection was right after the Creative X-Fi soundcards were first released.) I had a Creative-made 7.1 system prior to my 5500, but it started dying on me less than a year later. (Sub started going; killed a couple sound channel while it was dying.) But I had bought it for under $100, so not a big loss at all.