I want to thank you all for helping me build my very first computer. I built it all by myself. Been running since January. I'm so proud. I'm in my 60's and when I first sat down a computer, I was so imitated because I thought I needed an electrical engineering degree to operate that thing and it was all due to your help I got to the point of building my own. Now I need help getting set up with HTPC/GAMING. I need a quality build that cost no more $700. Please recommend me a build.
I will probably need to buy everything. I'm in USA and can usually buy from Nicx, newegg, amazon, tiger direct, etc. Thanks!
if you want best gaming rig for $700 then go with amd FX 8120($160)+Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard($100)+Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560($170)+8gb ddr3 ram($48)+600-650w psu($38)+case($34)+1tb hdd($107)+dvd rw($18)
and also you have option of upgrade to piledriver later
This HTPC will be used on Mitsubishi 65738 3D 1080p. If it can play with Xbox 360 well, will it be alright with HTPC/GAMING? I have dish network dvr. Don't have any speakers yet but that will be another time. I could go up a little higher in price. I saw the other builds here regarding HTPC/GAMING and it's seem to me that my price doesn't leave much room to use both without sacrificing quality. Could I play Blu rays if I buy DVD Blu ray burner for the computer. Because this build will be used as gaming, will the parts required make it noisy? I really don't need this now so I can wait for the best sales.
Hi i made two bulds for you.The first one is priced at your limit.Its's a very powerfull PC which is also very good as a HTPC.The second one is only good for movies.It can't run any of the latest games.