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Building a computer, not new to it, but its been a while.


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Brandon Weibley

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Hello everyone,
I am looking to get a new desktop, and have decided that building one would probably be the way to go. I built my last desktop, but this was in 2005, so while I know what im doing, I need to dust the knowledge off. LoL. I havent really done much research about computer parts in awhile, but the last day or 2 ive been looking around and thought maybe it was time to join a forum and get input from people who know computers better than I do. Im looking to try not to go to crazy with money, but dont want to build a cheap computer I woulnt be happy with. Heres what im looking to do with the computer:

Obviously id like to use the computer for web browsing.
Id love to get back into computer programming also, so ill be using it for that
Id also like to find hardware that allows me to input from my direcTv DVR to my computer, and burn DVRs to BluRay so that I can save room on my DVR. When looking around I saw something called Hauppauge Colossus that looks like it may work well for this? Anyone have any input on that also?

Im assuming for the DVR -> BluRay that id like to do ill need a card to input HDMI? Ill also need a bluRay burner. What would everyone suggest I go with as far as all of the hardware i need? I wouldnt mind going with a fullsize case instead of a mini case, space isnt an issue, id rather leave open bays for the future if I would need them. Thank you everyone for your input.
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iammykyl

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Hi Brandon, Posted Image.

A few questions first.

What will be your budget?
Do you have a preference? AMD, (cheaper) Intel, (on the whole, better performance, but more expensive.
Where do you live? needed so we can get to the right sites for you.
Will you be gaming? if yes, how serious?
What parts are you bringing to the build?
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Brandon Weibley

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Id like to stay around $600-$800, but that isnt totally set in stone.
Ive used both AMD and Intel, dont really have a preference.
I live in Pennsylvania
I dont really do any gaming online, I have my PS3 and XBox360 for that :-)
I dont already have any parts that I planned on using, planned on starting fresh.

Please keep in mind that I want to use the computer to be able input from my DirecTv (HD Quality) to be able to burn my DVR'd programs to BluRay.
I also plan on using the computer to get back into computer programming.

Thank you for your help!
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iammykyl

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Mobo. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 $125.00
CPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115093 170.00
RAM. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233186 40.00
PSU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371048 80.00
CASE. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066 70.00
OS. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986 100.00
Blu-ray. http://www.newegg.co...%20On%20iHBS212

You should check to make sure this burner does everything you require. 120.00
Review. http://www.newegg.co...%20On%20iHBS212

I an unable to help with the connection of your PVR to PC. You could start your research here.
http://forums.direct...mentID=10456240

Mouse and keyboard are not included as I think they should be chosen, hands on.

TOTAL. DOES NOT INCLUDE TAXES AND SHIPPING. $705.00

Edit.

HDD not included, pricing and availability are crazy at the moment. You may have to take what every you can get. $705.00.

Edited by iammykyl, 13 November 2011 - 02:52 AM.

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