1,000 Media center computer. Tags: New Build Computer Systems Product Last response: December 20, 2012 3:51 PM in Systems Share tpgman December 20, 2012 2:16:01 AM I'm building a computer that I plan on hooking up to a 42 inch HDTV. My (wonderful) fiance is giving me a 1,500 price limit, including the TV and sound system. It will mostly be used for gaming and streaming movies. Here is the TV and speaker system http://www.walmart.com/ip/SCEPTRE-X425BV-FHD-42-Black-L... so now I have 1050, including the OS. Case: Antec three hundred two http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo: MSI Z77A-G41 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Seasonic Bronze 620W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: i5-3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: G-Skill Ares Series 2x4 18660 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: Western Digital 250gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Keyboard and Mouse: Genius Slimstar 8000 combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OS: Windows 8 64-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I wanted to get a remote or something but I had no idea where to start with that, so if you have any advice on that as well, it would be greatly appreciated. More about : 000 media center computer johnsonjohnson December 20, 2012 2:29:17 AM If you want a silent case, here's a suggestion: Fractal Design Define R4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You might want to get a better motherboard and aftermarket cooler if you're planning to overclock the processor. g-unit1111 December 20, 2012 3:51:30 PM For a media center PC I wouldn't consider a full tower. Try a build similar to this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg) Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg) Case: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC Case ($122.56 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1029.47 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 12:50 EST-0500) I have the older version of this case and it looks like it blends in well with a home theater system. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources DVD drive :E wont show up in "computer" and Win Media center cant read Forum Media Center/File Server/Mothers Computer - New build Forum Media Center Computer Forum Media Center Computer Forum <$300 Media Center Computer Forum Installed media center 2005 update: Now my computer is Laggy Forum HP Media Center Photosmart PC ...failed cpu fan..computer .. Forum Solved1000$-1500$ Gaming/Media Computer Forum SolvedEverything opens with windows media center Forum Solvedmy windows 8 pro build 9200 with media center is not activating Forum SolvedNew Mini ITX Media Center Build Forum Solvedbest media center software for my home server Forum SolvedHome Media Center Advice needed Forum Solvedlooking for the best bang for buck gaming/media center Forum SolvedI want to be able to keep up with newer games, do I need new parts, or a new PC? (HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8125x PC) Forum SolvedMedia center pc Forum SolvedWindows Media Center Forum Solvedubuntu desktop server/media center for home Forum SolvedCan you please help me uninstall Windows Media Center in Windows 7 Home Premium? Forum SolvedDriver Installation Issue -- XP Media Center Edition 2005 installation on HP Pavilion Slimline s7421c Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !