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I am stuck with a tough decision. I mainly am going to be using these setups for HD use (.MKV, 264) , no DVR.My current HT setup, hd-a3, sony blue-ray BDPS300, sharp aquos 42" 1080p LC42D64U. My options:


1. Buy a new Dell 531s Slim CPU 4600+ w/ 320gb HD for approx $300 shipped refurb from dell outlet. I would upgrade the video card with low profile card. This will probably run me around $400 w/ video card.


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2. I have my main cpu in same room as where I want the HTPC, so I can just upgrade the video card, sound card, & get a 35ft hdmi cable & analog audio cable. All this will probably run about $200.00.


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3. Stick with burning HD DVD's to dual layer discs & get a Xbox 360 as my media center, occasionally get WMV hd dvd's to watch via 360 media center and pray eventuall xbox 360 will support all video formats, or at least mkv's. But I would probably play about 1 hour a month of gaming on it.
 
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