Hi there.. I'm too lazy to build it myself.. Though i have done so before and had many compatibility headaches etc.. so I'm looking to get a packaged deal..
Some places may throw it together for me, so even just selecting the individual parts is cool, (but i'd want some sort of confidence that there won't be compatibility issues)
So if folks could help me out, that would be great!
Anyway.. to start off, how about we use an Acer AM5621-E5601 with:
- Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz)
- 3GB RAM
- 640 GB HDD
- BD Writer/Reader
- ATI Radeon HD3650 Video Card (512MB) - DVI Output
- Vista Home Premium
It's specs look pretty good.. though i don't see 7.1 sound, nor component out. (do i care about 7.1 sound if i just want it to 'pass through' to my home sterio? - whats the best cound transfer to a home sterio?)
Comments on getting a cheaper package thrown together with great quality picture?
FYI, i have a 720p DLP projector which will be used.
My main goals are for the PC to act as DVD/blu ray player, 'pass through' sound to my home sterio, and to take a HD input from my sat receiver as well as my cable box.
It should also of course feed my projector - i think preferably using component (After doing a bunch of reading on the subtle differences between HDMI/DVI and Composite)...
Even the package above seems to lack a second HD input, as well as component output. (i could live with HDMI or DVI output though I suppose)
Anyway.. if anyone has a combination of PC parts that works well, let me know.. Or if you know of a prepackaged deal that fits all this at a good price..