Gaming and htpc simultaneously

By benjimatt
Dec 11, 2007
  1. So here is my delimma.

    I am building a computer right now and i want it to be for medium-high gaming
    and HTPC simultaneously. (basically i want the computer to do gaming but also run the tv at the same time.)

    So here is what i have so far. (and some stuff i plan on getting)

    Black Friday Sales.

    My case
    Western Digital 500gb hd sata2
    AData 800mhz 2gb ram
    16x dvd dual layer burner sata
    ECS nf650islit-a (v1.0) motherboard (probably have to upgrade in a few months)

    What im planning on getting

    Geforce 8600gt (cant afford 8800gt or gts)
    Intel Q6600
    Some HD video card.
    600w power supply

    So my problem comes here. Is this going to be enough to do what i want it
    to do. I was thinking that i will add 160gb hd for the gaming side of things
    and add 2 more gigs of ram. Also if i add another video card, like a cheaper
    pci one could i just use that solely for the television and save the other
    video card for gaming and my personal use.

    Or should i just build another cheap computer solely for the htpc.
    Im not rich at all. I actually make 6.25 an hour so its pretty sad.
    wrong hobby i guess lool.
  2. benjimatt

    benjimatt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump anybody
  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I don't really see any point in getting a second video card to use for HTPC use. What's the point? That rig should work fine for htpc and medium gaming use.
  4. benjimatt

    benjimatt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh cool i thought that it would be too much for the video card for simultainous use
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