Gaming/Home Theater PC Build Suggestions

September 17, 2011 at 17:19:34
Specs: Windows 7
Budget: $1,000 +/-$200 (for future-proofing)

Requests: Gaming capabilities for BF3/Skyrim/etc
Good for 5.1 Surround sound speaker system (previously bought Logitec hand-me-down to this build) and 37" Monitor
Possible integration with iOS devices for movie/music control
Enough harddrive space to fit a Steam Library and local content

Rationale: I have a MBP but want to switch to a PC desktop. I want to be able to use my 37" LCD as a monitor and I would like to use my 5.1 surround sound computer speakers. I appreciate any suggestions as I would like to do this build using my own two hands but worry that I'll pick incompatible parts or choose the wrong power supply.

Thank you all!

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September 18, 2011 at 10:10:25
Kind of different products. A HTPC is usually a very minimal setup, energy effecient. A media streamer is usually a good file storage. A good gamer needs a lot of video and cpu power.

You will have to compromise somewhere. Either power usage, storage or computing power.

Don't know what a MBP is.

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September 18, 2011 at 12:25:54
MBP = MacBook Pro?????

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
ATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x
2 x 1gb Corsair DDR400
2 x 250gb HDD
Windoze XP SP3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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