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Good Afternoon!

I would like to build a computer(or possibly buy one) to connect with my DLP television for home entertainment purposes...movies, music, pictures and possibly a tiny bit of gaming. Along with internet usage.

Budget: $1000(lower if possible)
Blu-Ray/DVD drive
At least a DVD burner...blu-ray/dvd combo?
Photo memory card reader
Video Card/ Sound card to support high resolution video & audio(5.1 surround)
Preferably 2 Hard Drives...small one dedicated for OS, large one to store pictures, music, movies. Maybe use an external HD instead?
VGA output(tv does not have hdmi)
I prefer vista...

Hard Drives...100gb OS, 300-500 media
RAM...as much as needed, was thinking at least 2gb

I've built the computer I am working on but it was about 3 or 4 years ago, so the technology has certainly improved. I really feel out of the loop now when I try and piece this together. I would really appreciate it if someone could piece together a system using these ideas, and throw in their own suggestions to fully utilize the system(record tv, communicate with other devices, more RAM, etc...)

I currently have a Creative Audigy 2zs and I think I MAY have gone a bit excessive as I simply have a small set of logitech speakers. I might consider switching that to the new computer & downgrading the one in the current PC.

Would everyone recommend a tower, vs a laydown case? The laydown case would fit alot better in the entertainment center...but the tower seems easier to arrange everything.

Thanks a ton

I'll be checking back periodically to answer any questions that may arise
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