I am brand new to the forum and am looking for some advice. Summary: I am having a house built and should be done in June/July time-frame. They don't offer installing wall speakers and I would like to go that route. I am not looking for a super high end setup, as cost if a concern, but would like to have 5.1 surround. What I need: EVERYTHING!!! (sorry about the caps) Some Questions: What is a good cost friendly brand for speakers? Do I need to consider the ohms of the speakers and the receiver? What is a good cost friendly receiver that is compatible with 5.1? Are there any helpful guides with things that I need to know to go down this road? What advice would you give me before starting this? I have just started looking into this. I am a techy, but kinda ignorant when it comes to building up a surround system. (my experience has been with boxed all in one units that require no brain power) I am not sure on my budget yet, but wanted to get the wheels turning to see how realistic this is. If you need more information or want to give your opinion I will try to respond as quickly as possible.