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Build Advice Home Theatre / Gaming PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DarthBane, 3 Jun 2011.

  1. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    Long time reader 1st time poster! :lol:

    I'm looking to build a gaming pc, but I would also like to be able to watch tv (freesat) through it as well, I've been reading around for a fair while and am still unsure on which parts to go for.

    I'd definitely like to go towards the 2500k route but apart from that I haven't a clue!

    I also have no idea on monitor, my pc is currently hooked up to a 22" tv but I would prefer a decent monitor. unfortunately I don't have the space for a dedicated monitor and TV.

    A slightly larger monitor would be nice but I'll keep my options open.

    I built my first pc about 4 years ago so its completely obsolete and sounds like a jet engine! apart from the dvd drive which I'll keep.

    I'd also like a case that's pretty plain as I'm planning on modding it. :dremel:

    Budget: £800, £200 for monitor, although if the budget is short I'd be open to saving up a bit longer.

    Main uses of intended build: Gaming / TV

    Parts required: all except dvd drive

    Previous build information (list details of parts): n/a

    Monitor resolution: 1080p

    Storage requirements: 1tb minimum

    Will you be overclocking: yes

    Any motherboard requirements: not fussed with sli or crossfire

    Extra information about desired system:

    If I've missed anything out let me know!

    All help, advice, criticism is welcomed! :clap:
     
  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    What sort of mod are you planning for the case if you haven't a specification yet? Are you thinking along the lines of water cooling or something?
     
  3. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    I'll just be doing a cusom paint job and some etching on the case.

    I have considered water cooling but i dont have the confidence to give it a go just yet!
     
  4. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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  5. earlydoors

    earlydoors Minimodder

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    Mate if you're using it for a home cinema as well as gaming, I'd say you need to invest more in the screen.

    Might be an idea to hang onto a current screen that you have and save up for a larger IPS panel screen, like the U2711
     
  6. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Hauppauge Nova S2 is a decent freesat card. combine that with DBViewer for a more interesting way to browse channels, but it integrates well with media center as is just using the base drivers.
    I have the P8P67 Pro mainboard and assuming it has the same memory controller as the standard P8P67 I actually find it hard to recommend as it seems very fussy about memory config.
     
  7. Sponge12349

    Sponge12349 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ ︵ ┻━┻

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    Most media is 1080p so I don't see much point in getting a larger screen unless you sit quite far away from the the monitor. I would reccomend this.
     
  8. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the info guys - Can anyone else recommend a monitor or would I better off with spending the cash on a tv and scrapping the tv tuner?
     

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