computer, Mixer, Receiver and Surround sound... Oh my! 2009-04-05 21:30:17 I am trying to figure out just what I need to get. I just built a new computer system and got a really nice HDMI projector for our church. I put an HT Omega Striker 7.1 surround sound card in the computer . Now, I would like to find a way to integrate it into our sound system. The sanctuary is 50' wide and about 60' long. I expect we will only use the surround with movies. However, I was hoping to use the computer to play music in between services as well. For that I would like to come through the mixer board. I am not sure what the best bang for our buck is. My budget is small because of the equipment I have just purchased, but I can probably manage another $500 or so. We have a bunch of speakers available, PA or Monitors. I thought about something like this. But I think I a 7.1 receiver might be better suited to power the surround. I realize it's a bigger room than most "home audio" systems are designed for. I just would like to avoid being stuck with 2 channels run to the mixer board. The distance to the front speakers is probably my biggest concern. If you need more info, just let me know! Thanks in advance.