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April 23, 2010 7:47:59 PM

What do you all think of this build for a HTPC ?

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB ~ 55 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB ~ 105 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ~ 100 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler ~20 USD

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC GD05B micro-ATX ~90 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COMBO :

Athlon II X4 635 and ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 ~ 190 USD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COMBO :

OCZ ModStream 500w PSU and DVD Burner ~ 80 USD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

TOTAL : ~ 630 USD


I sort of want to have a gaming video card in this so that my wife can game on it, but I should not (or rather would be ill-advised) to spend more than 650 dollars. Any suggestions?

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April 23, 2010 7:51:41 PM

antisyzygy said:
What do you all think of this build for a HTPC ?

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB ~ 55 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB ~ 105 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ~ 100 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler ~20 USD

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC GD05B micro-ATX ~90 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COMBO :

Athlon II X4 635 and ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 ~ 190 USD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COMBO :

OCZ ModStream 500w PSU and DVD Burner ~ 80 USD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

TOTAL : ~ 630 USD


I sort of want to have a gaming video card in this so that my wife can game on it, but I should not (or rather would be ill-advised) to spend more than 650 dollars. Any suggestions?


She wants to play games like Mass Effect 2 and Fallout 3 on reasonable settings.
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April 24, 2010 4:27:45 AM

Anyone? I apologize for bumping the thread, but I would appreciate a little help with my budget. I would like to get a gaming video card in this build, but I need to trade out other parts to keep it under 650 USD. Thank you in advance for your help.
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April 24, 2010 9:50:13 AM

$599 AR up to 1920 x 1080 gaming but for latest games prolly 1680 x 1050 gaming
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April 24, 2010 10:03:42 AM

Edit : On second thoughts specifically for your games i.e Mass Effect/Fallout 3 HD 5770 is fine for Full HD hehe

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April 24, 2010 2:15:16 PM

Best answer selected by antisyzygy.
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