ok, first I should say what i'm gonna be using my receiver for. I just bought a new computer and i need a sound system for it. I'm basically gonna turn my computer into a mini-home theatre. The receiver will be hooked up to the following: computer - for gaming, sound editing (I'll have a set of turntables also hooked up to the computer for that), and dvd playback...my computer has a coaxial digital output tv - for basic tv viewing, no digital audio. (basic cable and VHS tapes) xbox & ps2 - games with optical connection for speakers i'm not gonna be using satellite speakers, i'm gonna be using full size ones. right now I have 2 cerwin vega E-712 floor speakers that pull approx 300 watts each at 8ohms. I'm probably gonna get a JBL centre channel speaker and I Have no idea yet what i'm gonna use for the rears....any suggestions for those too?