Right now, I have a dell 6400 that has a p8700 CPU, 4gb Ram with the integrated G45 intel card that is worthless. I can do live tv but everything about it is slow. When I try to play an HD movie with DTS track I would get delays and lots of lags.
as I said, it's going to do nothing else but serve one purpose. Play media, live tv and hd movies.
This is what I'm thinking for the new gig
(only 1066 memory) $90
4gb 1066 ram $50
the 5700k $100
90-128gb SSD Sata III $80-$100
I want to keep it as simple as possible
I already have an ITX case,
I can put it all together for $350 >
Core i3 3210 $120
4gb Ram $50
same SSD drives ($80-100)
Both for both system is going to be about the same at the end of the day. From you you guys are saying, the core i3 route might be a better option.