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
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.
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.
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).