Challenging SCOTT STEINER's authority
Join Date: May 2009
Thanks for your reply, Noel. Really appreciated, man.
I don't mind paying £200 because I know I will get the use out of them, however after a talk to the Missus and actually a good think, I think it would be worth just seeing if we could set up a cheap set of speakers first and then improve them down the line. (You know how these things could be, I could end up just bringing the PC back down stairs.)
To go in depth slightly, what I have planned is to put the computer on top of the stairs with a monitor, power supply, wireless keyboard/mouse and it's own set of cheap speakers (this will only be used for gaming, general internet usage and more than likely used the majority through decent headphones.) I have then bought a VGA splitter box which feeds, as well as the monitor above the computer on top of the stairs, all the way down to the LCD on the wall in the main living room. This all works fine as I'm using a 20m VGA cable, and another set of wireless Keyboard/mouse with a sensor to pick them up all the way away from the computer when I'm watching the TV downstairs.
All of the equipment: 20m VGA cable, 2 sets of Wireless Keyboard/mouses, VGA splitter have so far come without cost. I had 2 wireless keyboard/mice already through using different computers, the 20m VGA cable and splitter I got through my handy downloaded-apps Points2Shop points, so Im thinking of trying now to spend £200 on speakers as I'm not aiming to do it on the cheap.
I already have a decent set of speakers I already use, so I'm just wondering if I can get some form of extended cable I can put into my computers speaker ports and lead the cable all the way down into the main living room to use. The speakers I have a Diamond Audio Storm, which I got with the computer years ago but they work great, they have two cables leading from them though; one that goes into the hole next to the PC power supply, and one that plugs into the green hole for the speakers.
Would it be possible for me to get an extended cable for these speakers? Or, if not, could I get a set of speakers and then add an extended cable?
Sorry if that's a bit much, thanks for your help, Noel, and anybody elses on this. I'm not the most computer literate person in the world so I just don't want to end up getting it wrong.
You know what... I've been an idiot and only just thought I could pick up a cheap set of speakers that are USB powered and just buy a cheap USB extension cable.