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Just built an HTPC/Gaming rig, need your advise

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August 13, 2009 2:32:31 AM

Hey guys, this is my first post, ive been doing a lot of research and price comparisons, and here is what I have come up with for my 1st build.

OCZ OCZ3P16004GK 4GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) DDR3 Memory Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

WESTERN DIGITAL WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

ASUS M4A78T-E AMD 790GX AM3
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

AMD HDX945WFGIBOX Phenom II X4 3.00 GHz
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

THERMALTAKE VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower Case
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

LITEON iHOS104-06 4X SATA Blu-Ray Reader
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX TX 750W
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

All this together came to $1000, then I got $200 in bing cashback, and also another $70 or so in mail in rebates. So total price was about $730 with free shipping. My goal is to have this be my HTPC, im going to hook it up to my 55" Samsung 120hz LCD TV (LN55B640), and play games/movies/internet TV on it.

Are there any parts that dont look right, or that I should have gotten instead?
Right now im on the look out for a wireless keyboard and mouse, but im not sure which to get. This is going to be for gaming, etc.. so does anyone have any suggestions for a good combo? Id like to keep the $ down as much as possible, but not take big hit on performance.

Thanks for the help,
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August 13, 2009 2:15:11 PM

Logitech makes some pretty good wireless combos. The best ones aren't exactly affordable though. I'd just make sure whatever combo you do get, that it has a nice RF transmitter and receiver. I was using a wireless desktop keyboard/mouse for an HTPC I did a few years back, but the range was terrible on it. Ended up giving that combo to my sister and upgrading to a combo with better range.
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August 13, 2009 3:18:30 PM

thanks! ill make sure to get one with good range. I didnt know that some were not that good.

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August 13, 2009 5:25:03 PM

the best wireless is in the microsoft stable ar $$$ but logitec is at a good range
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