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Need advice on computer setup

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Within the next 2 months I am moving back in with my parents because I cant do the trip to work from the house I rent anymore(it's a longer distance). So now I am left with a dilema with what to do with my two gaming rigs since I have one at both houses. Both of these rigs were built within the past year. I am having trouble deciding on what to do. My choices are to do one of the two: hook up one of the desktops to my spare 46" Samsung LCD(either this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UVEZFE/ or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WT3RA/) so I can game from the couch(Starcraft 2) since I can have both of my TV's next to each other or hook up the desktop on the other side of the desk using the 25" HP LCD Monitor that is already being used with it(both computers have the same monitor(HP 2509m).

Then the next problem is that I don't know which rig to use in what space. The Alienware is the only one with wireless and is more quiet than the Falcon Northwest. Here are the two builds:
Falcon Northwest
Chassis
Talon - Standard Black
Power Supply
750 Watt Modular
Motherboard
P7P55D-E Pro
Processor
Core i5 760 2.80GHz
Processor Cooler
Liquid Cooling
Memory
4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3
Video Card
GeForce GTX 460 (1GB)
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
Networking
On-Board Ethernet
Hard Drive
500GB - 7200RPM - 3GB/s
Optical Drive
24x DVD Writer
Media Reader
Internal Media Reader
64-Bit Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium

Alienware Aurora
Intel Core i7 920 QC (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache)
6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
Single ATI Radeon HD 5870, 1GB GDDR5
500GB - SATA-II 3Gb/s 7200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
Lunar Shadow, Alienware Aurora Chassis, 875W PSU
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Dell 1525 Network Card
Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling

Any idea's would greatly be appreciated.
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I would use the Alienware for the Samsung LCD TV. Like you said, it has wireless, and is quieter than the Falcon Northwest system. That makes it better to double as an HTPC for running Hulu or streaming videos/music to your audio system (if you have one). You might think about finding a Blu-ray drive to install in the tower as well so you can use it for a BD player also. Just make sure you get one with the necessary software to play Blu-ray video disks.
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