Good Media/Gaming Setup suggestions
I am getting rid of my old laptop and am thinking of gettin a desktop setup. I want to through away my old tv set, which is like a 26in rear projection Wal-Mart special, and have a flat panel lcd moniter as my tv.
Any suggestions on what kind of desktop I should look for? Also wanted to know that if I had my tv cable hooked up to my desktop's video card, would my computer have to always be on for me just to watch tv,aka, go through the whole boot process for windows media center? I also wanted to know what is a good setup for gaming, just games like BF2, Guild Wars, The Sims 2. Those type of graphic demanding games.
I am currently looking on ebay for something like a 24inch screen with a powerful desktop. I have a p4 processor on my laptop and it is soooo loud. Should i go with pentium d or an amd processor??
Thanks for any info you can provide.