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Howdy everyone, good to meet you all!

 

This is my first time to the whole forum scene. So bear with me.

 

My son sent me here to hopefully resolve my issue. According to him this is the place to go for all thing's tech related, as He has been out of the scene for a while now.

 

So here we go.

 

My setup is thus:

 

I have a 55" Full HD 1080p Panasonic Viera plasma.

 

I have a 7.1 Surround system That consists of a Denon DNA-7100 7.1 Pre amp connected to 4 Yamaha Q2031 Graphic equalisers, 3 Perreaux 6200B Amplifiers (Front, Centre, Side)

 

1 GUVT GU 15000 Power Amplifier (rear) and sub power via 1 Perreaux 9000B and 1 Quest 4003

 

The speakers are all Cerwin Vega Pro Gear.

 

What I want is a PC that will play all my Hi def movies, (MKV, MP4, AVI, Blue Ray etc) HDTV through PC,

 

also My Music and some 1080p Gaming.

 

I would like a Build that caters to this.

 

Hopefully you all can help me out here. My son says to trust Atomic's judgment.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Kind Regards Rob (loco)

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any budget or noise level requirements?

something like the value gamer or high end build in the parts guide may suit you

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Hey dasa, he's me dad. He has a system right now. He has a Auzentech Meridian and a 9800GTX+ with a i3 and 4(?) gig o' ram

All he needs is a Mobo with enough room to fit a beast GPU and TV card and his Meridian. So basicly a Massive Mobo, CPU, Ram, GPU TV card and thats it. I'm pretty sure.

 

$1000 would be his budget.

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From umart

 

Hauppauge HVR-2200 Hybrid Dual Tuner Card Internet Price: $159.00

 

 

Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU Internet Price: $227.00

 

 

G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(8GBXL) Internet Price: $69.00

 

 

Intel BLKDP67BAB3 P67/ Internet Price: $122.50

 

 

eVGA GTX570HD SC1280Mb PCI Expresss Internet Price: $409.00

 

TOTAL - $986.5

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so what is the current mb and cpu? as the i3 is a rather capable cpu for media and can handle most games fine to

im using a i3 540 in a h55m-usb3 myself

 

what is the meridian exactly? link?

what is the current case and psu?

hdd?

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so what is the current mb and cpu? as the i3 is a rather capable cpu for media and can handle most games fine to

im using a i3 540 in a h55m-usb3 myself

 

what is the meridian exactly? link?

what is the current case and psu?

hdd?

The meridian is a 7.1 sound card made by Auzentech http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-meridian.php

 

My case is Antec 4U22ATX Rackmount Chassis. hdd western digital 500Gb + 1Tb western digital, 4gb ram. 500watt power supply .

 

I also have the 540 i3 5.07Ghz on A gigabyte P55M-AU4 which does not accommodate TV card, Sound card (Auzen) and intended grraphics Only 2 pci ports need bigger Mb to fit it all on.

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With all that good sound gear, is there a HDMI input on anything? The simplest and highest quality solution would be to go HDMI straight out of the graphics card and into your audio receiver.

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if you get a pci-e tuner you can stick it in the second 16x pci-e slot and that will leave room for a dual slot gpu and the sound card

as above using hdmi from the gpu to a amp works great as long as your not using it for recording audio to the pc

 

im guessing you mean 540 i3 3.06Ghz on A gigabyte P55M-UD4

my i3 540 did ~4.4ghz on water ok but 4.7ghz was pushing things :)

psu is antec to im guessing what model?

 

so if you wanted it looks like you could just get a 6950 2g and a pci-e or usb tv tuner

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With all that good sound gear, is there a HDMI input on anything? The simplest and highest quality solution would be to go HDMI straight out of the graphics card and into your audio receiver.

Yes HDMI from graphics to Av pre amp Thence to TV/ monitor all sound via optic connect.

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if you get a pci-e tuner you can stick it in the second 16x pci-e slot and that will leave room for a dual slot gpu and the sound card

as above using hdmi from the gpu to a amp works great as long as your not using it for recording audio to the pc

 

im guessing you mean 540 i3 3.06Ghz on A gigabyte P55M-UD4

my i3 540 did ~4.4ghz on water ok but 4.7ghz was pushing things :)

psu is antec to im guessing what model?

 

so if you wanted it looks like you could just get a 6950 2g and a pci-e or usb tv tuner

Is there a Mobo you could reccomend with more headroom? Funny, I actualy suggested he get the 6950 2GB. I'm not sure what his Power supply is but I don't think its an antec. Its a nameless throw away. Personaly I think he should go a new massive mobo of some kind along with the 6950 and a tv card and finaly a Corsair 750TX (was that what it was called?) or the 500GB model.

 

He also gets alot of feedback noise on the system aswell which is annoying.. Unless your watching something so you don't notice it.

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why do you need a bigger mb if it will fit the 3 cards you want?

by feedback noise you mean when the pc is on it sends noise threw the speakers or just fan noise?

maybe time for a quieter case and a new psu like the seasonic x 560 then

 

how about instead of optical from the pc you use hdmi to send the audi to the amp and then the amp can send it on to the tv or will the hdmi 1.1 spec on the amp limit what you want to do? this should provide higher quality for anything that isnt encoded well as anything more than 2 channel audio has to be compressed when going threw optical

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So, if i'm right, you want to build a Home Theater PC?

 

Based on what you're saying, you'll be playing movies or videos in your build. this is what I recommend:

 

Incredible power efficiency, Linux friendly, 3D Ready.

 

Case: Antec Fusion Remote Black – $194.00 445 x 140 x 414mm (W,H,D)

This case features a stylish aluminum front bezel with an LCD, a built-in IR receiver and a remote control to work the included iMEDIAN HD software. 120mm Tricool fans supplied.

 

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 – $129.00

 

CPU Cooler: Scythe Shuriken Low Profile Cooler Rev B – $45.00

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard – $139.00

 

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL – $37.00

 

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ – $75.00

 

GPU: ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB Low Profile – $69.00

 

Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive – $75.00

 

TV Tuner: Hauppauge HVR2200 MCE PCIe Dual Hybrid – $139.00

Arguably the best tuner on the market. Great performing and very reliable, with no-fuss drivers for all flavours of Windows.

 

PSU: Seasonic S12II 430W Power Supply – $79.00

 

Total: $981

 

Hope this helps.

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So, if i'm right, you want to build a Home Theater PC?

 

Based on what you're saying, you'll be playing movies or videos in your build. this is what I recommend:

 

Incredible power efficiency, Linux friendly, 3D Ready.

 

Case: Antec Fusion Remote Black – $194.00 445 x 140 x 414mm (W,H,D)

This case features a stylish aluminum front bezel with an LCD, a built-in IR receiver and a remote control to work the included iMEDIAN HD software. 120mm Tricool fans supplied.

 

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 – $129.00

 

CPU Cooler: Scythe Shuriken Low Profile Cooler Rev B – $45.00

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard – $139.00

 

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL – $37.00

 

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ – $75.00

 

GPU: ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB Low Profile – $69.00

 

Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive – $75.00

 

TV Tuner: Hauppauge HVR2200 MCE PCIe Dual Hybrid – $139.00

Arguably the best tuner on the market. Great performing and very reliable, with no-fuss drivers for all flavours of Windows.

 

PSU: Seasonic S12II 430W Power Supply – $79.00

 

Total: $981

 

Hope this helps.

Thanx much appreciated

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Heres my 2c on the idea. I read all the comments and you said in the first post that ypu wanted to do alil 1080p gaming also, and the gt 430 in the last posters comment wouldnt cut the mustard at that resolution.

 

All Parts from pc case gear

CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout $99

Intel core i5 2310 (2.9ghz quad core) $195

ASRock Z68 Pro3 Motherboard B3 $119

Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB $279

Enermax NAXN 600W 80+ PSU $99

Avermedia AVerTV TwinStar DVB-T PCI-E (tv tuner) $89

LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive $69

Grand total $949

 

Re use the hdds and ram from current system (if 4gig)

otherwise I would use

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH (2x2GB) DDR3 $39

Grand total with new ram $988

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