HTPC Build Needed

Easius

Limp Gawd
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1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming, web browsing, playing high def content to a high def. tv, ripping dvds/bluray to storage
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Around 800 shipped.
3) Where do you live?
california.
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. Please be very specific.
Everything except display
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
Not reusing.
6) Will you be overclocking?
No.
7) What size monitor do you have or plan to have?
42'' 1080 TV with hdmi
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
End of the month
9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? etc.
Nothing specific, E-sata would be nice, at least 4 sata ports.
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

What I have/need requirement wise.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
DVD/Bluray ripping/burning software (Paid software is fine, or a good free alternative)
Bluray player
160gig OS drive SATA
1tb storage drive SATA
I need a keyboard/mouse that are wireless and have good range (I've heard bluetooth would work well for this?)
Ram: 8 gigs, 4x2gb preferred.
Motherboard: Needs at least 4 SATA ports, able to have 8 gigs of ram, needs digital audio out, so I can run this to my receiver, and run a dvi-hdmi converter for video.
Processor: Open to suggestion, something decent for gaming, not playing all the newest titles or anything but would be nice. I'm thinking high end core 2 duo?
Video card: Again not sure.. I want to be able to play games on my TV which is 1080.

Thanks.
 
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Dangman

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Please answer the following questions. You answered some of them but this better organizes your answers:
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
3) Where do you live?
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. Please be very specific.
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
6) Will you be overclocking?
7) What size monitor do you have or plan to have?
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? etc.
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license?
 

enginurd

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what games will you be playing? or what type of games? (eg. fps, rpg, rts, etc)
do you have a 7.1ch speaker setup?
 

Easius

Limp Gawd
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Messages
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what games will you be playing? or what type of games? (eg. fps, rpg, rts, etc)
do you have a 7.1ch speaker setup?

I do have a 7.1 ch speaker set up. Currently I play mostly racing games, flight sims, nothing too new currently, but I do want something that can play current games if I did decide to go out and buy some.
 
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