This is what I have and it pumps out tons of sound while not distorting. Denon AVR-1312 Polk Monitor 30's Velodyne VX-11 All this cost me a little over $500. You can hook up your sound card to the receiver via the S/PDIF jack and the receiver will act as your DAC and AMP. This is what I do except that instead of S/PDIF, I use HDMI.
8/23/12 at 12:23pm