SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MediaCenter Recording/TIVO - CS4 Design - Lite Gaming and everyday burning/Surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor? OS Vista64
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com tigerdirect.com - Don't care BEST Price if you guys know any hidden gems let me know.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel on Asus 775/ddr3 mobo in htpc case
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 720 Max on Westinghouse LTV-27w2
27 viewable screen
16.7 million color display
Compatible with 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, PC(1280x720 optimum)
Native Resolution - 1280 x 720 (optimum)
Aspect ratio - 16 - 9, adjusts to 4 - 3
I think i need a new LCD?
Overall I want the system to be stable 24/7, able to run all my needs efficiently and with the possibility to go to OC/crossfire if I ditched the HTPC case. I know I might be asking too much trying to get design, gaming into an
HTPC but should be fun trying. I have been extensively reading reviews and more reviews. My choices are all based in a happy medium between Performance,Price,Looks and needs,
All Feedback is appreciated.
The CPU cooler you chose looks pretty cool, but it's not very efficient. You aren't going to be able to see it anyway, and it probably won't fit in the case.
As long as you aren't overclocking, stick with the stock cooler for now. Get a better cooler when you switch to a bigger case.