Decided to build an htpc after finding this case on Craigslist for $30, I have been eyeing this case on pcpartpicker for awhile as i remember reading a post about this being one of the best htpc cases.
Since this’ll just be mainly used as a home Theater Computer with maybe web browsing and light gaming titles like fortnite and emulators, I didn’t need much processing power so I went with a pentium g4560 which I bought off Newegg.
Motherboard was bought on amazon when there was a $10 coupon available for this exact motherboard so it was purchased for $34.99 + tax
Ram was taken out of a prebuilt dell optiplex that I sold for the price I bought it for after taking out things like the ssd, ram and hdd so I pretty much got everything I took out of that system for free
Hard drive was an external hard drive that I took out of the casing, I bought it on Craigslist for $10
Gt 1030 was taken out of a system bought off Craigslist that I sold for $200 more than I bought it for after swapping out the 16gb ram that was in it with a single 4gb module and swapped out the gt 1030 with a super old Evga 9800 gtx +
Power supply and dvd Drive were bought together from someone on Craigslist for $20
So far everything’s great except I’d probably swap the hdd out for a ssd eventually since the hard drive seems to always be under 100% load making the operating system extremely slow