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[Build Help] HTPC for Gaming, 3D movies, etc.

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October 11, 2012 11:06:15 PM

I have a Vizio 3D TV that I have been running off an old i7-920 Gateway that I put a 560Ti in. Want to upgrade and have a nice case that doesn't look ridiculous next to my other A/V equipment. Any suggestions? This is what I'm thinking so far. The PSU might seem like a bit much, but I want to throw in another 670 at some point. Also, the amount of RAM may seem ridiculous but I am a champ at keeping dozens of things open at once and currently I easily run with 75% of my 8 gigs chewed through the majority of the time.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0Po
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0Po/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0Po/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($218.26 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Lian-Li PC-C32B USB3.0 HTPC Case ($144.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.29 @ Newegg)
Total: $1519.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 11, 2012 11:28:44 PM

Your i7-920 should not be holding you back by any means. You could probably re-use that to save some money.

Then you could just add more RAM and the rest of the stuff you ordered.
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October 12, 2012 12:43:02 AM

I agree with Deemo13 in that your current system should be more than sufficient, but if you really want to upgrade, you could probably sell your current for a few hundred to defer the cost of your new system.

-Wolf sends
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