Hi guys, new here. Been reading steadily for days in attempts to plan my first system, and after about 40 hours of looking I'm still not sure about anything except that I'll need to budget more than anticipated. Right now, I'm looking for a quick check on a system plan to make sure I'm on the right track.\n\n(prices in Canadian dollars)\nFronts: 2x Klipsch R-820F ($400\/ea)\nCentre: Klipsch R-52C ($200) or R-34C ($600)\nSub: Something better than the Klipsch R-120SW ($400) hopefully? It doesn't seem to be a favourable choice.\nRears: TBD (2x Klipsch R-51M $125\/ea?)\nCeilings: TBD\nReceiver: Onkyo TX-SR494 ($500)\n\nI intend to start with fronts\/centre\/sub, and add on surrounds a bit later. I know the R-51Ms are affordable, but I'm not sure if they're the right choice.\n\nUsage: A dedicated PC running video, music, and gaming on a projector display. Plan is to go HDMI audio\/video from PC into receiver (input), and HDMI video out from receiver to projector, and audio out via speakerwire to the monitors.\n\nI'm very open to suggestions. Klipsch seems good to me, but also like "the first thing you see" when you're just getting into it. Maybe I'm bedazzled, and my dollar can go further elsewhere?\n\nBy far, the receiver was the toughest to figure out. I think this one's a good bang for the buck, at least for my usage, although I hear people prefer Yamaha (reliability) or Denon. But I can't seem to find a comparable example around that price point shipped to Canada. I'm hoping the Onkyo will be a good base for my needs, and powerful enough to drive those towers and similar. People say don't worry about watts too much. I've seen this receiver spec'd at 80W\/channel, but also at 160W\/channel (confusingly), and those towers are spec'd to peak at 150W. I'm not sure. \n\nI'm also curious: this receiver does 7.2 (or 5.2.2), yet it has a "Zone B" for driving an additional two speakers at pre-out line levels. Does that mean I could theoretically add on two more speakers with an amp and bring the system up to 9.2? Or would channel decoding create some kind of barrier, and limit the functionality of those other two channels? My thinking is it might be nice to have the option to run independently-amped speakers in the future (higher watts than what this Onkyo can drive), but I don't know if I'd be able to get the receiver to use Zone B as fronts, or even as surrounds or any other particular channel for that matter. I've a hunch they're limited to being a duplicate of the main audio, mixed down to stereo, but I dunno.\n\nThanks for any helpful advice. These forums are a great source of high-quality information. It truly seems endless when you're first getting into it.