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August 10, 2010 6:55:11 PM

I'm going to building my new rig soon. I currently have a Q6600 @3.4Ghz with 4 Gigs of OCZ Ram and PNY 9800 GTX with MSI Neo MB. I've got plenty of storage (Four 1 TB drives and two 400Gb drives raided)I'm looking for suggestions as I will convert the parts from my current build into an HTPC. I wanna build a power house machine but like most people, i'm on a constrained buget. I'm not a noob but I'm looking for feedback. I'll have arround $1500 or so to play with but I want to get the most bang for my buck since I don't always have the time to shop around because of my work schedule. Any help would be appreciated

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August 10, 2010 7:17:05 PM

What exactly are you looking for in this computer? Gaming, Video editing, Photoshop? You never know...
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August 10, 2010 7:28:33 PM

Gaming and Video and Photo Editing. I would like to get an i7 but my money is saying otherwise. So input is always appreciated
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August 11, 2010 4:20:14 AM

simplec1 said:
... I will convert the parts from my current build into an HTPC. I wanna build a power house machine ...

Two contradictory goals. The main requirement for an HTPC sitting beside a TV is silence. It really takes very little CPU and GPU power to pull video off a hard drive and display it on a TV.


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August 11, 2010 4:26:48 AM

simplec1 said:
Gaming and Video and Photo Editing. I would like to get an i7 but my money is saying otherwise. So input is always appreciated

If you do a lot of Video Editting or 3d modeling, go with the i7, the hyper-threading is worth it. Also, make sure to get at least 8 gigs of ram, it helps AE's rendering times a lot.
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