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700-850 $ build - media center + Diablo 3

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July 24, 2012 7:55:13 AM

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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July 24, 2012 8:15:55 AM
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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)
July 24, 2012 8:25:44 AM

Hi,
Is there maybe a HTPC case that will be good for this build?
Thanks!
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July 24, 2012 8:35:37 AM

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: 
July 24, 2012 8:57:33 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
July 24, 2012 9:01:27 AM

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!
July 24, 2012 9:07:10 AM

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.
July 24, 2012 9:10:22 AM

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
July 24, 2012 9:15:21 AM

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).
July 24, 2012 9:29:07 AM

Not that i am aware of maybe Noctua case fans which are not cheap
July 24, 2012 11:00:12 AM

I'll check that out.
thanks!
July 24, 2012 11:13:03 AM

Best answer selected by nofarb.
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