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Old December 17, 2010, 02:17 PM
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Is this system good for htpc and light gaming?
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model:HDT90ZFBGRBOX)
  • GIGABYTE AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model:GA-870A-UD3)
  • Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Model:KVR1333D3K2/4GR)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model:ST31500341AS)
  • LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo w/ LightScribe Support (Model:UH10LS20) - OEM
  • COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Cooler Master 700W Power Supply (Model:SGC-2000-KKA3-GP + RS700-PCAAE3-US)
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Old December 17, 2010, 03:08 PM
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That doesn't look bad so far, however if you want more help fill this out:
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Old December 17, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Should be ok, but you may want to add a discrete graphics card in there like an HD5450 instead of relying on the onboard. It's fairly cheap, and should guarantee no blips in HD playback, and would give you a much better gaming experience.

Oh, and I have a Storm Scout. While it's great for portability, the fans aren't exactly what I'd call silent. If you think that might bother you for HTPC use, keep it in mind.
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Old December 17, 2010, 04:23 PM
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There is no onboard video and even if it had one, onboard is a burden for even light gaming. I would suggest a 4830 which you could get on sale for around $65 now.

It would help to know what your budget is and the kind of games you play to give a better recommendation.
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