APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible, but there is really no time frame.
BUDGET RANGE: $800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: - Streaming audio/video from my NAS. - Streaming audio/video from the interwebs (like SiriusXM, NPR and such...) . - Surfing the interwebs. - Playing DVDs - Playing CDs - Playing BluRay? maybe?
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: not important, but I can always go with newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I need to have a CD/DVD/Blue-Ray drive in this thing... Also I saw some cases that have an amplifier built-in. I wonder if a case like that makes sense... That way I can get rid of the Tuner I have. Also, how can I avoid having a keyboard and mouse? any remote or touchscreen suggestions (is my budget too low for that)?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Huh?
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have a TV. It is 27". It is not likely to get bigger.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must be Windows (long story...)
FUTURE UPGRADES: Not sure
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Thank you for your suggestions!!! - the motherboard seems exactly what I need. - do i really need a 500W power supply? That seems like a lotta power. - how loud is this system?
1.You could get by with a quality 300-400 80+ PSU but that came with a DVDRW SATA that is basically free hehe 2. Nah at stock/non OC that stock HSF is fine but if your noise tolerance is low look into after market HSF with stress on low noise perhaps ^^ 3. You are welcomed