Will be upgrading my computer sound soon, and I'd like some advice. After doing a bunch of research, I'm close to settling on the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system. Will keep an eye on sales & refurbished items over the next month or so, and it would be nice to have backup options in case I find a great deal on a different model (in Canada).
Main requirement is for music (mostly rock) along with movies and gaming. Looking, obviously, for the best possible sound at the lowest price.
Intel i3 3220 with B75 motherboard, integrated soundcard with Realtek Audio.
Question: Should I consider an amp, sound card, or other piece? Getting a receiver and individual parts is another option but my knowledge level on putting these things together is pretty low.
m-audio AV40 (guess I'd need to consider adding a sub here)
Creative Gigaworks T40
Harmon Kardon Soundsticks
Is the Klipsch the best choice, and what would be solid # 2 or 3 options if I find a better price on one of these listed, or something else? Sort of ruled out the Logitechs, although I would consider one.