HTPC/Gaming new build $900

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) 900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Movies, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, would accept others

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080P

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Prefer the case to be black, does not have to be a HTPC case but I would prefer that it not have LCD's or be Shiny. I would prefer it to run quietly as it will be in the same room as my screen.

I do not need a TV tuner or a blue ray drive.

Expectations for gaming are not super high. I would like to be able to be able to play games in the next few years without any major upgrades on at least medium settings.

The $900 is more of a soft limit. I would prefer to not go too much over but if I will get a reasonable performance increase I would be willing.
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  1. Wait until October, new GPUs will be out and the prices will be down on current ones.

    AMD 1055t - $197
    AMD 955 Go with the 955 unless you are editing or something.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851&cm_re=1055t-_-19-103-851-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=amd_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product

    Motherboard (many options) ~$200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655&cm_re=890fx-_-13-131-655-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644&cm_re=890fx-_-13-131-644-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274&cm_re=890fx-_-13-130-274-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&cm_re=890fx-_-13-128-441-_-Product

    Memory - $96
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Hard Drive - $74
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    Graphics Card 5850 - $259
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318&cm_re=5850-_-14-125-318-_-Product

    Power Supply 750w $109 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&Tpk=xfx%20750

    DVD Burner - $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    Subtotal: ~$950

    You can get the 5830 to lower the price and the 955, but with the 955 you can get the 5850.. :P
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317&cm_re=5830-_-14-125-317-_-Product
  2. I've had my eye on the Silverstone Grandia GD-05 HTPC case. It's large enough to fit full size components but is less than 13" deep and 6" tall (perfect for a home theater rack). Like everything Silverstone, it is extremely well made. The front face is brushed aluminum, not cheap plastic, so that it fits in with high end A/V equipment. Cooling is excellent and quiet with the three included low speed 120mm fans.
    $90

    http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Aluminum-Steel-Computer-GD05B/dp/B0036WTDGQ
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