Greetings from Israel
My First Personal Build that was made and built myself (with the help of my old man) for the purpose of replacing the xbox 360 and serve the whole family needs (my parents and brothers) like streaming, Movies, Music, Games, and a lot of other and better things that the xbox limited to.
It was home project as a habit at my free time which I studied everything from starch (what is maxwell, The new generation of CPU, GPU, MOBO, RAM)
This website helped me out so many times, when I was lost among the infinity and endless kinds, types or products of Hardware. So many details of every part, that you can't tell what is important (for example 1600MHz ram or 1333MHz)
All the parts were invited Separately (took 3-4 days), and took me 3-4 hours to build it up, and also 2 more hours, until I set-up with the OS from USB (Because I didn't buy optical drive) and installed the drivers of the Asrock Disk (which transferred to usb dok), Without the Asrock drivers I had to find the fu**ing LAN cable that was suppose to be gone of this world.
Originally I didn't plan to build it myself, My old man wanted his favorite pc store will invite all the parts, and assemble it up in there lab. So I sent to the store similar buy list description for the htpc.
But the seller was so huge idiot and pretty dumb. He ignored my list, made his own list with OC MOBO, but non OC CPU, same GPU without Ti. He also changed to more expensive antec case with smaller fans. When we insist to stay with the cooler Master Case, His dumbest respond was that the GPU 750 Ti will not fit into the Cooler Master Case. WTF! Fuc**ng Idiot!
We had got rid of him and stick to our true. So I can't name a better name for this project. because it's the family name
So about the parts: CPU- nothing to say here, wanted I5 because I knew it will last longer. I didn't wanted OC because I don't looked for high gaming.
GPU- GTX 750 Ti was chosen only because it was the most lowest voltage GPU the whole MARKET, point. I rejected all the others expect the GTX 970 that his voltage were in the second place after 750. But finally I took the cheapest.
RAM- nothing to say here, 1600Mhz, and 8GB was the recommended requirements for gaming. Also this kind of mobo couldn't deal with higher Mhz of ram like 1866 or 2100 Mhz so it would have a waste of money to spend for expensiver. Take it as a advice.
MOBO- Non OC mobo for non OC CPU, I took Asrock because it was cheap and popular. This one had also Wifi , Bluetooth adapter out of the box that were the reason I chosed it.
PSU- By calculation all the system needed only 200W, So I took 450 which are more than enough. CASE- Nice case with 120mm fans, took pretty long time to build into it that hardware, but I think it's just because my lack of experience. The case is bigger than what I imagined, and ever bigger compared the xbox which is a really deal breaker. My suggestion is think carefully of the size of your case, because it very had to find a small case. (there are no small case in Israel).
Overall- It's not loud at all, very nice, good in streaming, Playing on it arcade games like castle crusher, and more new hardcore games like Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice League, Arkham Origin (on ultra high!), COD Ghosts, Borderlands, Serious Sam, Resident Evil 5+6, Deadpool, AC:Black Flag. I guess the GPU will not last very long in the next high games like MK X, GTA V on high settings. But it was not the main purpose. But the GPU will be great for 4K and perhaps even 6K movies when we replacing the monitor to 4K quality. I am in love with the native support of the games in xbox controllers.