Thanks for the input guys. I just checked out the 2300 at Circuit City, and that sucker is BIG. They should have made the sub taller as opposed to short and wide, but whatever. The sound quality is a lot better than the intrigue 3800, which is the other one I was looking at.
I also ended up buying the Audigy 2 ZS sound card, but am gonna return it tommorrow for two reasons. One, it won't play music over my laptop speakers like I thought it would, and two, it sticks out half an inch from the laptop, while I thought it would go completely inside. If im gonna have something stick out might as well get the NX.
One last thing, I started to consider getting 5.1. With 5.1, does it have to be surround sound? Because surround sound for music would be more annoying than anything. Would something, like say, the Logitech THX z-5300e (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121
) be better than the 2300?