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700-850 $ build - media center + Diablo 3

Hi,

Please help me build a computer with the following characteristics:

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 700-850 $ Before Rebates, After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: media center + Diablo 3

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, but it doesn't really matter to me

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Parts Preferences: I prefer Intel CPU, but it's not mandatory

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: have a 55" full HD plasma TV and a 24" dell monitor

Additional Comments: I wish to be able to switch between displaying on the TV and the computer monitor. Also, I prefer that the case will be HTPC case if possible. I want to be able to play Diablo 3 on max settings.

Thanks!
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $818.46
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-24 04:24 EDT-0400)
  2. Hi,
    Is there maybe a HTPC case that will be good for this build?
    Thanks!
  3. nofarb said:
    Hi,
    Is there maybe a HTPC case that will be good for this build?
    Thanks!
    I am not sure what kind of case that is can you link it please it needs to be kinda big because the 7850 video card is a beast :lol:
  4. maybe something like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163118

    I have no idea how to check its compatibility...
  5. nofarb said:
    maybe something like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163118

    I have no idea how to check its compatibility...
    no it won't fit in something like that how about this COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  6. these are others Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008#top

    Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153#top

    Case:COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216#top


    Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025#top

    Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066#top

    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197#top
  7. yes, this one will look better in the living room.

    will it be OK to lay it horizontally?

    will the system be quiet ? I don't want it to be to noisy.

    Thanks!
  8. If you are watching a movie on your large television then the noise will not be a problem at all sitting in a large living room on a couch feet away. Sitting in a dark quiet room at 2am playing diablo 3 you would be able to hear it of course. About having your case horizontal: Make sure the case does not have side air intakes if you want it horizontal or it wont get air.
  9. nofarb said:
    yes, this one will look better in the living room.

    will it be OK to lay it horizontally?

    will the system be quiet ? I don't want it to be to noisy.

    Thanks!
    Yes pretty much what ragnello said
  10. Is there something to do to reduce noise? - I also sometime work on the computer so I don't want it to be too noisy.
    (I have no idea how noisy it is, I currently have a pc with onboard video card so I have nothing to compare to).
  11. Not that i am aware of maybe Noctua case fans which are not cheap
  12. I've tried different HTPC cases and have settled on using Mid Tower cases as the best solution. This is what my setup looks like and it's quieter then the TV is. http://cache.msm-images.myspacecdn.com/msm300jpg75/images02/153/l_ad9df0bd75d34873b931fbfd0d3cfa14.jpg Sorry the picture is so small but a case like this would work good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133197 Here is a video of the build. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GC5gi1h2vo&list=UUP_F86gXMLRhAJAUUzPXIig&index=4&feature=plcp
  13. I'll check that out.
    thanks!
  14. Best answer selected by nofarb.
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