Re: Speaker Systems
Just find out what kind of sound card/chip you have and look it up on the manufacturer's website to see if it supports 5.1.
The satellite speakers you were asking about means that you go from your sound card to one central location, usually a sub woofer, then the sound is routed to all of the other satellite speakers.
I have used Altec Lansing speakers for a long time now, and they have great quality compared to some of the other brands. Just remember, if you go with a 5.1 speaker system, you will have to find a place to put the back speakers.