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June 28, 2010 4:08:45 AM

Well ive been thinking of building a gaming/htpc but im completely lost. I have a budget of about 1000-1300 and would like to keep this in my living room, any input would be great and thanks in advance :) 
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 1-3 weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, ht media

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa

PARTS PREFERENCES: was thinking of intel i5 750 but im open to anything

OVERCLOCKING: maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to keep it quite, and have the option of going sli or crossfire in the future.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 7:23:41 AM

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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 7:32:38 AM

Forgot a DVD drive. Add another 20. Also if you want bluray feel free to subout the TV card. From my experience a TV card amplifies any HTPC experience.
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