Ok, this computer is going to be use mainly for home entertainment and gaming connected to a 55" LCD HDTV. This system is going to be installed with Gamex (gamex comes suitable with all Home Entertainmet needs) used as a dedicated game console installed from Atari to N64 roms with a totoal of 15,000 roms into Gamex Platform game librarys, and 55 Pc games from 2005 to 2007 with No-cd Patch. So windows wont boot directly to windows desktop, instead Gamex its going to boot directly after login by doing a registry tweak. The computer will be using xbox 360 wireless controllers to replace the mouse to navigate game librarys and to play all roms and pc games.The system will be using integrated graphics AMD's RS690 ATI 1250 good enough to play latest games at 1280 x 720p set all to high (even plays Rainbow six vegas and Ghost Recon War Fighter all to high at 1280x720p)and also will be connected to Logitech 5.1 speakers 505w. This the system specs i have configured, does not includ a case since i made my own case that looks like a game console case such like a xbox 360 or ps3. And, No, Intel 6x00 is not in my list. Im not planning buying them, my goal is to keep my budget under $600 dollars.
Sapphire PURE Innovation HDMI PI-AM2RS690MHD 690G Socket AM2 $124.48
For the 55" LCD HDTV you will need at LEAST one 8800GTX if not two. Integrated graphics on an 55" HDTV... That should go in my sig but I don't have room. Lol. But seriously, you will need a graphics card.
Already try my friend pc on my 55" lcd, he has the same motherboard with no video card just integrated and it handled very good at 720p.This is amd integrated chipset for gaming. I know i need a video card if i want to play higher resolution. It played Ghost Recon War Fighter at 720p very good at everything to high.