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Remember, it has to be quiet, so the Core 2 is a good pick.
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post #62 of 77
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
Remember, it has to be quiet, so the Core 2 is a good pick.

Ya, that was the one thing I had to do differently from my own...but stock cooling should mean that it's quiet...so that's good. If the case is loud, I'll just have to swap out the fans one day...

Either way, it's about 13-15" from my TV to where you'd be using it from my couch...and I included the IR remote....

It shouldn't bother anyone...

Plus it'll double as a space heater when I set up folding on it! lol

EDIT:
How will I hook up audio? My bigscreen's receiver doesn't have optical in.
Can I hook up my HD satellite or am I basically screwed for that?
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post #63 of 77
amd build 61 dollars over everything included

oops lol@me i left the crappy tv card in there, take it out and it under budget although socket 939 and not upgradeable but would certainly make a decent htpc


oops lol again its late still no on budget but getting there
    
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post #64 of 77
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Did I do ok for my first Intel rig, considering it's a budget cheapie?
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post #65 of 77
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Quote:
Originally Posted by biatchi
amd build 61 dollars over everything included

You're pretty specific?

Either way...if my mom agrees to a core 2...then why in the world would I get amd? lol
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post #66 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
You're pretty specific?

Either way...if my mom agrees to a core 2...then why in the world would I get amd? lol

lol i know but just wanted to prove(to myself really) that you could get everything for 1k cad
    
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post #67 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
so...I just showed my mom the build below...

She seemed like SHE approved the idea..

But my dad needs to be convinced...he still thinks it's a waste of her money....

Stupid bastard...*****!
Um.. you put the AGP version of the 1600Pro in your build log. That would be a small problem. I'd say get a better video card with AIW, and don't spend so much on that humpage tv tuner.

Oh, and if your looking to OC, spend another 40 can. on a decent motherboard, becasue that ECS won't take you anywhere.
    
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post #68 of 77
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Originally Posted by wowza
Um.. you put the AGP version of the 1600Pro in your build log. That would be a small problem. I'd say get a better video card with AIW, and don't spend so much on that humpage tv tuner.

Oh, and if your looking to OC, spend another 40 can. on a decent motherboard, becasue that ECS won't take you anywhere.

ahaha! Thanks for pointing out the VC issue.... Good thing we have you. I want to spend the money on the tuner, becasue I need a quality picture...

Don't really wannt spend too much more on a mobo...it could change, though...

EDIT: Just changed it...lowered the price even...lol. Sweet stuff.

I fished through the sales, and some parts were cheaper.

total = 1224.21 + tax/shipping
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post #69 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
ahaha! Thanks for pointing out the VC issue.... Good thing we have you. I want to spend the money on the tuner, becasue I need a quality picture...

Don't really wannt spend too much more on a mobo...it could change, though...

EDIT: Just changed it...lowered the price even...lol. Sweet stuff.

I fished through the sales, and some parts were cheaper.

total = 1224.21 + tax/shipping
Thats way over budget. You may have to take some big compromises. Does this computer need a Monitor? Do you need to include a Windows Media Edition Licence into the price?
    
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post #70 of 77
It's his money... If he composes a rig of over $1,200... I guess he has that money

It's looking like a capable rig now. The mobo won't let you overclock a whole lot (if at all), but that was not your plan anyways.

Have fun with it
    
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