I am new to the forum and am trying to assemble advice on my planned HTPC / gaming rig to be completed by Christmas 2012. Any advice on the components, what you would change, etc. is highly welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012
Budget Range: 1500 EUR = 2000 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD movies, gaming, music
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New build from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any European one or newegg.com
Parts Preferences: none
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: HD TV, i.e. quite high, I guess.
Additional Comments: Should be able to play latest graphics intensive games on maximum details with at least 30 FPS. Audio output to AV receiver via digital optical cable and then to 5+1 speaker set. Video output to AV receiver via HDMI and then via HDMI to TV
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Getting a media center.
My build is currently in 2 versions, Hi-end and Mid-range. Components so far are: