Solved Under $1500 Gaming/HTPC with existing HDTV Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 7, 2012 7:06 PM in Systems Share CuzaWat September 4, 2012 4:54:56 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and end of October. Budget Range: $1,500 After Rebates / After Shipping. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, HTPC. Are you buying a monitor: No, plan to use existing HDTV which I have been using with my old PC. Parts to Upgrade: Everything, except will be reusing DVD/CD Rom. Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any that ships to USA. Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA. Parts Preferences: None. Overclocking: Maybe. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Your Monitor Resolution: 1386x788 - it's an old HDTV. Additional Comments: Specific software or games you're using: Skyrim, Boderlands 2, XBMC. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Existing HTPC is old and not capable of playing games. Have been hooking laptop up to TV for gaming. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1353.70 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 00:43 EDT-0400) More about : 1500 gaming htpc existing hdtv azeem40 September 4, 2012 5:08:10 AM Overkill for your TV. You only need a 6670 to max out games. CuzaWat September 4, 2012 5:11:57 AM azeem40 said:Overkill for your TV. You only need a 6670 to max out games. The plan is to upgrade the TV at some point. Or upgrade the TV first then build a PC later - not sure yet, it's a dilemma. Related resources Can someone look at my $ 1500 gaming/htpc and provide feedback - Forum Gaming/HTPC System Recomendations - Forum $ 1500 Home Business / Photoshop - Forum Critique/Recommendations for my ~$500-600 light gaming/htpc build - Forum ~$1100 Gaming/HTPC , need advice & opinions please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer CuzaWat September 4, 2012 5:16:14 AM 1920 x 1080, probably within the next 4 months. azeem40 September 4, 2012 5:16:30 AM What resolution do you plan on getting and when? Best solution azeem40 September 4, 2012 5:36:51 AM Then good build! Just change CPU to i5-3570k. CuzaWat September 4, 2012 4:29:25 PM Great! Thank you! CuzaWat October 7, 2012 7:06:52 PM Best answer selected by CuzaWat. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhat's HDTV Mean to My Existing A/V Devices? ForumThe Great HDTV Come-On Forum:: Advice needed for a Gaming/HTPC System :: ForumBest Gaming HTPC build for under $ 1500 ForumGaming/Photo editing Laptop under $ 1500 ForumSky reveals HDTV launch lineup Forum$1300 Gaming Build (With existing parts; actual value $ 1500 +) ForumVSB confusion New to HDTV and a few questions ForumBest Buy Service Plan for Samsung DLP HDTV - Advice needed ForumWhy do the HDTV 's at circuit city look so awful? ForumNext year hdtv law comes into effect ForumHDTV TiVo - OTA reception ForumPlease review new day trading system with 6 monitors Forum[Solved] Seeking motherboard / case advice for HTPC ForumHelp with $1000 Guild Wars 2 Build, Focus on Upgradability More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !