APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within next 2-3 weeks but sooner if deals exist
BUDGET RANGE: would like to spend between $300 to $400 after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: will mainly be using to watch HD movies (mkv), some internet surfing and streaming media (youtube ect and maybe netflix in the fututre), playing blu-ray. I would also like the potential to tranfer files over my home network or possibly stream video/music over the network.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I have Windows 7 Home Premium and plan on hooking up to my Samsung PN50B550 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV via HDMI,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Open to any, have used Newegg in the past
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: no preferences
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 - Samsung PN50B550
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My almost sole use of this will be to hook up to my TV for playing HD content with some web surfing. I am not sure if I want to put a blu-ray drive in right away or in the future. I would also like something that could have some upgrades made in the future, but this is not a must given my low budget. I would also like something that is quiet with low heat.