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Hey could someone help me pick components for an htpc out to build for my friend? He wants to watch Netflix, movies off his hard drive, and stream some other shows.

Thanks!
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[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
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Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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Icingdeath
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[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
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Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
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Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
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Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
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Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
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Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
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W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
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i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
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Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
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Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
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Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
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G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
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W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
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post #3 of 7
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Wow thanks that looks awesome. But how powerful is the gpu in that CPU? Can it handle 1080p content from a hard drive and a website like twitch tv?


Thank you once again!
Icingdeath
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[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
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Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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24" LG LCD Logitech G11 Xion 800W Aurora 570 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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post #4 of 7
You can even play at 1080p with this igpu
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post #5 of 7
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Wow, I've really been out of the loop. I wasn't aware that stuff was this powerful and this cheap yet. I guess I should have been...
Icingdeath
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[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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24" LG LCD Logitech G11 Xion 800W Aurora 570 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post

Wow thanks that looks awesome. But how powerful is the gpu in that CPU? Can it handle 1080p content from a hard drive and a website like twitch tv?
Thank you once again!

The iGPU is the 6670HD and its very powerful for what it is. You can even pair a low profile 6670 with it in CrossFire to get performance close to the 7750:
http://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-128-bit-Express-AX6670-1GBK3-HL/dp/B007WPKEP2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351099365&sr=8-2&keywords=6670+low+profile

EDIT: or this one for 54$:
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Profile-PCI-Express-R6570-MD1GD3-LP/dp/B004X69MWE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1351099365&sr=8-6&keywords=6670+low+profile
TheSadFlute
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DyingHeart
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Gigabyte  E-Blue Mazer XFX WarPad On-board 
Audio
Logitech G35 
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TheSadFlute
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DyingHeart
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K TUF Sabertooth MSI 1080 Ti 16GB 2400MHz C15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair 480GB LE 3TB WD Green Sammy 500GB 850 EVO H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro  BenQ XR3501 Logitech G710+ EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master Stryker Logitech G602 Asus Strix Nakamichi 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965BE  Sapphire 790X Zotac GTX650  4GB Corsair 1066 DDR2 (1GBx4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB WD 2TB Green Stock 3x120mm UQ fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 Pro SP1 x64 LG 21' 1680x1050 Genius  Corsair CX600 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Gigabyte  E-Blue Mazer XFX WarPad On-board 
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post #7 of 7
If u want to save even more go with the a6 5400k. I have it and can play @1080p/bluray no problem. Its more than enough for a HTPC. Put the saved money in a 2tb hard drive.
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3570k Asus Sabertooth z77 gtx560 ti Kingston HyperX 
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Kingston HyperX Asus External H100 cpu, H50 gpu W7u 
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G510 OCZ 750 Antec Skeleton Performance MX 
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amd phenom II x4 830 Asus M5A78L-M LX Plus Corsair Cm3x2g1333c9 Western Digital WD1500HLFS 
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Kingston HyperX Asus External H100 cpu, H50 gpu W7u 
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G510 OCZ 750 Antec Skeleton Performance MX 
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amd phenom II x4 830 Asus M5A78L-M LX Plus Corsair Cm3x2g1333c9 Western Digital WD1500HLFS 
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