I'm looking to build a cheap system for gaming on my tv. I'm wondering what the price range would be on something like that. My tv is 42 inches and I want to play through hdmi. Also, any cheap builds that you have for something like that would be great. I would like to keep it intel, but I'm open to amd suggestions.
Sorry, I meant to say no OS needed, I already have windows 7. I like to play battlefield 3, dishonored, and other fps/rpg games. I would love ultra settings, but I could live with medium. Thanks so much.
Yea that would do medium easily and probably some high and stuff depending on the game and settings such as antialiasing. If you wanted to future proof it a bit more you could beef up the processor a bit. Battlefield 3 multiplayer is somewhat processor dependent. Graphics cards are typically much easier and more practical to replace than processors over time. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would much recommend Djangoringo's $700 build for your choice.
It's basically the sweet spot, past $700 begins diminishing performance returns.
His build will play almost all games on Maximum settings, (BF3 will be high/ultra mix)