SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC (HD playback), CAD
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors, keyboard/mouse, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I've always gone with an amd/ati build, but never built and HTPC before so i'm open to any suggestions
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Its for a friend and he's getting a 55 inch LED TV, not sure what resolution the HD vids he wants to use the HTPC for will be displayed at for it to look prettiest.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: as stated above, the rig is meant to be for watching HD movies and stuff. I understand he wants to watch HD NFL using his season pass online on the 55 inch LED TV. also, his wife wants to do some CAD on it, so will prob need 4 gigs of ram. A small case would be nice. Thanks!
so proximon i got a rig put together almost identical to the one you posted. so far its been ok, except for one comment from the person i ordered it for: when he streams the HD NFL in mozilla or IE...he says that the size of the video streaming (when not fullscreen) is smaller on the new pc than it is on his older laptop. not sure how thats relevant...but he really wants an answer! they're both running on 1080p res.
Thanks for the reply proximon. The laptop is outputting at 1080p according to him. sorry for noob-ish questions but where would make the default view the same? personally i do not see this as an issue but he does and since i put the rig together for him he wants an answer. many thanks!