James said:Hi laeb66,
I don't think you really need such top level performance for MP. Just a good H/W TV Card and a good Dx9 Graphic card. The rest doesn't need to be too special. (check out the guide at the top of this forum).
But if money is no problem and you want something quite then take a look at Hush. I think they have some of the best passive cooled systems on the market.
difficult to say. Personally, if money is not importand (wish I could also say that ), I would go for something like that:
nForce4 Ultra based motherboard socket 939 (ASUS)
AMD X2 processor (dualcore)
at least 1 GB RAM
at least 250 GB SATA HD
ATI X1800 / X1900
DVB-S dunno (Fire- or FloppyDTV), you may whatch out for DVB-S2 (HDTV).
Biggest problem with a system like that: Get it cool and quiet for a reasonable price...
As case I am dreaming of:
Totally passive cooled, don't ask for the price.
This would be my ultimate HTPC + gaming machine for the next few years.