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Bang for the Buck HTPC--Ready to Buy

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October 29, 2010 9:28:02 PM

Want to make sure this stuff will go together. Seems like this is about the lowest price I could get and still field a decent system.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week
Budget Range: $500 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Streaming, BluRay, Light Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: N/A
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1080 HDtv
Additional Comments: Looking for the best value at lowest price.

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3530

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR

Case: APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply

Blue Ray: LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader Model iHOS104-08

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

October 30, 2010 4:31:47 PM

Hmm by light gaming on 1080 HDTV i would say strictly no AA/AF and perhaps even medium settings? Even so no current IGP solution can cut it so...

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