Hi Guy's and Gal's,
I know all of you tech geniuses out there get lots of dumb sh1ts begging for your help but if you could have a little look at what i'm hoping to build and give me some advise i will be eternally greatfull.
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 - 3 weeks time.
Budget Range: Approx $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Media Centre networked with NAS and TV, Internet, workstation, light gaming (Age of Empires style sim and arcade style card games, nothing major like MW2), Graphics software e.g. Photoshop.
Parts Not Required: need everything.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: Intel, Would also like to be able to sit back on couch with wireless keyboard of some description maybe with a trackball built into it.
CPU: Intel core i5 750 or 760 (i just found out that the 7XX series of the i5 doesn't have integrated graphics)
Asus P7P55 D E EVO
Asus P7P55 D E DELUXE
ATI Radeon HD 5850 (another $350 and probably overkill)
HDD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX50G 2.5" 50GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical Drive: Haven't really looked into these much either.
Digital tuner: Not sure yet but i want to be able to record 3 or 4 channels at a time, so i dont know if that means 2 x twin HD tuners ?.
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-650HX
Operating System: Windows 7Home Premium 64bit
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
SLI or Crossfire: Not really sure what this is.
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, I really haven't put any thought into monitors yet.
The case will likely be kept in the entertainment cabinet in the loungeroom so ideally it should be fairly quiet.
Now i don't know if this is possible but we don't really have a lot of room for a designated study area, so i am wondering if there is a way that another member of the family can be using the computer in another room while the case is in the lounge.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I am but a lowly mortal cowering in the shadow of your incredibly large knowledge filled brains.