Hello everybody this is my second and newest build, a HTPC ( Home Theater Personal Computer). For $350 (not including tax) I think this is a great build for the price. My family mainly uses it for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. This system replaced our old blue-ray player and Apple TV. Not only am I able to watch content, but i could I also play several great games over 60 fps. The games I play that run over 60 fps include Risk of Rain (high settings) and Castle Crashers (medium settings). Most games on this pc are multiplayer, allowing me to plug in some Xbox controllers and play up to four people.
You might be wondering why I got a relatively high-priced motherboard. I could have gone with a cheaper motherboard. The reason is for future upgrades. I plan on installing my friends R9 270x video card to get more performance and play higher demanding games. I also plan to upgrade to a quad-core processor later on. Overall for the price, I love this cheap and easy build. It was a joy to build from beginning to end. If you have any questions or pointers regarding the parts and/or installation process please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks
Update 4/3/15: GPU Installation
-Installed used MSI GTX 660 OC