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i7 920 as video server

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So my recent "gaming rig" has been temporarily replaced. I got some extra cash for school but was only able to purchase a laptop through Dell...so I got an Alienware..I know I know way overpriced for what you get..but as I said it was free....So my dilemma now is...should I make my i7 920 into a video/game server? Next quarter I get a budget of 400 dollars in a lab to build a computer, so I am hoping I can at least get some new decent components and then use that as my HTPC. I will be running uncompressed blu ray digital copies that I have in my library. My sig rig below will be the barebones of the server. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I would maybe make the i7 the HTPC/Gaming machine and use the $400 to build you a nice low powered home server to stream all of your media from.

Since the Alienware was um so called "free" I would also sell it make some $ and get a cheaper more reliable laptop, and use some of the left over $ to buy more storage for your server tongue.gif
Edited by Deeeebs - 3/13/12 at 8:40am
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