APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE: Watching TV (over-the-air broadcast HD), Watching Movies (Blueray capable), Listening to internet radio and over-the-air radio, some production via PreSonus Firebox, and work in photoshop and general work.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Everything below is from newegg.com, so I would prefer unless you know a deal some other place.
PARTS PREFERENCES: see below.
OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet PC)
This is what I have come up with for now. Please let me know your thoughts, any forseeable issues.
Just get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB for $89.99, to replace the two WD Caviar Blue 500GB HDDs and save $21.99, if you can, get a cheap 32GB or 40GB SSD instead of that WD Caviar Blue 160GB for o/s bootup - they're ridiculously fast. Apart from the HDDs, it should be fine, your WD Caviar Blue 320GB would be ok for a music collection.
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April 5, 2010 4:25:39 AM
I am now wondering if this set up is overkill?
What Mini-ITX / Chip would you guys recommend for just HD playback?
I've done some searching for what minimum requirement would be, but everything is so old with Zotac's and Intel's new boards out - just wondering it there is a $75 board and $75 chip that can do essentiall the same thing as I'm not gaming.