I decide to upgrade my computer after I realize what I was using was really outdated. I bought rc flight simsulator (realflight g5.5). My present computer do not meet the requirement of the simulator.
I bought my desktop 3-4 yrs ago for $300. I mostly browse the internet so i never realize the limitation of my system.
I decide to build a multimedia system so I could stack it with my audio equipment. I plan to hook up the computer to my 40" sony kdl-40z4100 by hdmi and a 20" dinex lcd monitor by vga. optical out put will go to my sony receiver. I wont be playing graphic intense video games but I do want a decent gpu for around $100. I would like to build by system with extra power and features so it wont get outdated too fast. Here is what I came up with so far, i hope everything can fit in this desktop case.
This is a low-profile HTPC, so the video card is not as powerful as Batchuka's, but it is less expensive, and includes an HDTV tuner, HUGE hard drive, and a Blu-Ray Burner. I'll do 720p gaming at high, and 1080p gaming at medium for most games
Palit GTS 450 low profile video card $129.99 w/ $15 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a powerful card for being so small. It will handle not only your HD video at 1080P, including HD audio bitstreaming, it can handle games at 1366x768 (720p) at high details, or 1080p at medium details
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2 TB Hard drive: $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
don't let the 5400 RPM fool you, its dense platters make data access comparable to 7200 rpm drives. Since this system has room for only 1 3.5" drive, we might as well make it the biggest we can.
im in the middle of building right now and my case have a esata on the front panel. do I plug the esata on a regular sata connection on the motherboard (m4a89gtd pro usb), also on the front panel connection on my motherboard it have 4 pin for speaker. is that for post speaker?