Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB
I should note that the custom build list I have above has the ability to connect to every kind of device you can think of. Composite, S-Video, component, VGA, DVI, HDMI, optical surround sound, firewire...
After this, practically all you need to add is a TV and a home theater amp and speakers.
And yes, as Wayne stated, you are still better off using a dedicated reciever/amp to process the surround from an optical out on the PC.