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looking to build a windows htpc/gamer

 
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philiparcario
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: looking to build a windows htpc/gamer Reply with quote

yeah i know but I have been running vm fusion and have actually gotten to prefer windows 7 over lion. I want to use a htpc case like this


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lian-Li-PC-C50A-HTPC-USB-3-0-Aluminum-HTPC-Case-Silv-/130512425012?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e63259034#ht_5133wt_1031

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIAN-LI-PS-A650GB-650W-ATX-12V-V2-3-EPS-12V-2-91-/360358719822?pt=PCA_UPS&hash=item53e70db14e#ht_5155wt_1031



I have not built a pc from the ground up. any one that can offer advice please do.

I want a mobo that will handle a i7 2600k or an i7 3770k when it comes out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hold off until the LGA-2011 set up becomes a bit more common, and prices come down on mobos and CPUs.

I would definitely check on the reviews of HTPC cases. Some are not well designed, and can be a real pain to put together.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I have been reading up on this and I have grabbed.

An oem copy of windows 7 premium.

A blu ray drive and 14 sticks of ram. I know I won't need the 14 sticks of ram but the price was really good so a grabbed all the seller had.


this cpu looks like it would put me ahead of the curve

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core%20i7-3770K.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-s-Ivy-Bridge-Core-i7-3770K-CPU-Benchmarked-239903.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks pretty outstanding!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the Ivy Bridge i7 chips are awesome. I've actually been thinking about building a new PC with one inside. You certainly can't go wrong with a Lian Li case either. That being said, I think Moneual is where I'd be heading on that side of things. Their 932 and 972 cases just make me drool.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Moneual 972 series of cases.
Pricy though.
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