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Budget game system with HTPC form factor

Last response: in Systems
May 23, 2012 5:36:15 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: one week

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing Diablo 3 and eventual expansion packs

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (I have a gift card balance)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I intend to lay the case down horizontally on an A/V rack, hence the HTPC form factor requirement.

Here is a link to my Amazon shopping list with the parts I have chosen:

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May 23, 2012 6:05:17 AM

I'd pay a little more for a 6870 , and save money by using an i3 2100 . That will game better . The psu could be a 500 watt unit , but it might be hard to find a better priced modular unit .

I like that case . Its an amazing unit with excellent cooling

Check the pricing on newegg .
May 23, 2012 11:00:50 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I have updated my shopping list to reflect your suggestions.

Speaking of the case, I had a hard time selecting an ideal PSU. I was looking for one with the fan on the back but most have them on top. This has the undesirable effect of blowing air into the case, instead of straight out.
May 31, 2012 1:05:12 AM

Best answer selected by tnili.