I have several comments
- Why amazon? Did you look around at Newegg etc.?
- I would be wary of hooking up a TV as a primary monitor. We have a a HDTV hooked up to a computer, and reading text (i.e. while web surfing) is kind of a pain. It does look good for netflix instant though.
- You may want to get a 600W PSU, if only for upgrade reasons
- You could probably find a cooler case for the money
- 1TB is cheap, I would go for it
Good luck with your build
I hope a worthless poster doesn't bottomfeed on my post just because i'm posting in the same thread. With that being said, LG hdtvs have really big pixels, however it will work with your pc. I myself use a hdtv as a monitor through hdmi. I would suggest you spend a bit more and get a gtx460 756mb videocard. If your worried about the case, look into a cooler master elite 430 or haf 912 and you still have to buy your own fan for the exhaust since it only comes with one cheap fan. I don't trust seagate, most of the time they usually break easily, just so you know. Psu is kind of weak of course.
Honestly, why the gts 450?
So I recently built a desktop myself and for one it is working great,
Now you did state you're building these for "ripping dvds at great speeds," and also watching on a decently large tv, so that being said the i5 750 is not terrible but if youre really considering speeds of processing power then you should probably go for the i7 930 or something.
PSU should never be a compromise, always get a little more than you need because its what powers your system and if you skimp out on that you're asking for trouble when you run a lot of things at once and you can't provide enough juice to your system.
If you only want to do some light gaming then the gt450 is more than adequate, but seeing how you're mostly concerned with recording, ripping then the 450 is fine
- cooling you're probably fine with what you have so doesn't really matter,
32 vs 64 bit , from my perspective, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
the main difference is how the ram is treated, so for a lot of processing you should get 64 bit , -> not entirely sure
well that's what I think , take what you will from this
So I bought all the stuff, and it should be coming to me in shipments this week through Amazon. Made a couple changes to above. Went with a Cooler Master 690 II Advance mid tower case, and 650 W power supply. Will post video and pictures of build when I built it (hopefully Friday, Thursday at the earliest)
"And why don't I magically get an extra $500 for the stuff you say I should get.
I'd look into getting an ATI video card for a HTPC. The audio hdmi audio out options are a different class than nvidia's. ie, nvidia's audio out via hdmi is gimpy (gts 450 is kinda crappy too)
i'd look @ the new ati 6000s
6850 seems like a nice cost/perf (still kinda weak imo.. but you are looking @ the crappy 450.. it is better than that.)
You'll kick youself if you ever plan on connecting that to a receiver (right now it is just a pc connected to your tv vs a htpc)...
don't get a mobo with hdmi.. that is a waste. your video card should be going video and audio via hdmi.
best htpc keyboard:
i'd also suggest getting the wireless 360 controller for the computer too. no, just have a wireless 360 controller won't work. you need to get the pc adpator for it.
get a bluray reader - most can drive dvds and they are cheap get everything SATA. not ghetto EIDE cables. i'd also throw in a 60gig SSD for the boot drive.also, as suggeste above use newegg and don't skimp out on the PS. feel free to pm me if you like.. htpc is serious bizness :) (and there is nothing worse than spending money just to undershoot and limit your future options) "
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