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Buying Guide: An Entertainment Center to Dominate Your Man Cave

By March 20, 2015No Comments

The month of March signals the start of the grilling season and long days spent outdoors. But when it’s time to wind down at the end of the day, nothing is better than retreating to your own man cave for some indoor entertainment. Whether you want to watch epic college basketball games or play epic video games; the best way to do it is with a powerful entertainment center in control of all the action.

Here’s what you need to build an entertainment center worthy of your man cave:


Samsung U32D970Q

If you’re going to spend a lot of hours staring at a monitor, you should invest in a display that can perform for everything you want your entertainment center to do. The Samsung U32D970Q is powerful enough for playing video games, watching sports, and streaming Ultra High Definition (UHD) movies. It also has a specially engineered hinge that offers a 20-degree tilt, swivel, and pivot so you can watch it from every corner of your man cave.

  • 3840 x 2160 8ms
  • DCR Mega Infinity (1000:1)
  • DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB

More Options: BenQ XL2420G, NEC P232W-BK, Dell S2740L


Acer Predator AG3-605-UR2F

A commanding PC is required for a powerful entertainment center because it is responsible for controlling all the action. The Acer Predator has all the necessary hardware to deliver the best HD entertainment including an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform. This PC is also powered by an Intel 4th Gen Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 which can handle almost anything.

  • Intel Core i7 4790 (3.6GHz)
  • 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD
  • Windows 8.1
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 1.5 GB

More Options: Dell i3847-5385BK, Dell OptiPlex 9020, Acer Veriton VM4630G-I732GX


Bose CineMate 520

No entertainment center is complete without a booming sound system – especially if it’s going inside your man cave. The Bose CineMate 520 is a good solution because it packs a lot of sound in a tiny package. It’s also noted for having some of the best wireless technology around and delivers throbbing bass without relying on a wired connection.

  • True 5.1 surround sound from five slim-profile speakers
  • Wireless Acoustic mass module can be placed out of sight in your room
  • Small control console with 4 HDMI inputs, display for source selection

Other Options: Yamaha NS-PA40, Klipsch Quintet, DCM CINEMA1

More Man Cave Madness

You can never really have too much power when it comes to your man cave’s entertainment system. Upgrading to a giant 4K television, a top-of-the-line workstation PC, or even a sleek quadcopter that integrates to your monitor is always a welcome addition. But at the core of every man cave’s entertainment system will always be a high-definition monitor, souped-up PC, and floor-rattling speakers – and maybe a breakfast sandwich maker for those early morning basketball games.

What powers your man cave?

Author Ivan Barajas

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