Looking for new Desktop

I have been looking for a new desktop for the last few days and am at a loss. It seems everything is divided between a gaming pc or a photo/video editing machine and I'm looking for something right down the middle. I am an amateur photographer and want good quality graphics and pics but probably will not be editing too many videos. I also want to play a few older games such as Half Life and Counter Strike but nothing new or really hard on the pc. I have no idea what to choose from as everything I'm interested in seems to be around $1200 (isn't technology supposed to get cheaper as it progresses??) and am wondering if anyone could point out a good desktop that might have these features and cost under $800 or so:
-6-8 gigs RAM
-Intel Corei5 processor or better
-At least 1TB hard drive (DDR3 SDRAM)
-Dedicated graphics card with good memory
-HDMI Ports
-good sound card
-Blu-Ray DVD/CD Burner
-HDTV Tuner (optional)
-Windows 7 64-bit

Any help would be appreciated - Thanks! -- Rumrunner
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  1. Have you considered building yourself? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027.html Skip SSD and have either a single GTX460 or HD6850.
  2. Build one :)
  3. If nothing seems to fit build one yourself. Its not hard to do and there are a ton of video's online that help. This one done not that long ago by Newegg TV and is one of my favorites. I used it for my first build and I can't tell you how helpful it really was.

    Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

    part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relmfu

    part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok&feature=relmfu
  4. Awesome - thanks guys!
  5. Don't forget to mark best answer and solved so the mods know.
  6. $800 bucks is a bit tight for strong gaming rig or a video editing rig. For the video, you will benefit from the 2600k over the 2500k..... that's $320 ..... you'll also benefit from CUDA so that means nVidia GFX. My typical "base" video editing build runs about $1400
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