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HTPC Build

by Karma_K



Date Published

March 27, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.266 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.008 GHz


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

Comments Sorted by:

Sensible_Systems 55 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Flipping like a ninja! I can't math, I have the dumb, but it seems to me like you must have made money on this project, as well as building a sweet little system :-)

Vairfoley 29 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That's awesome. Great deals! I need to use Craigslist more often...

drkstorm1 1 point 12 months ago

$156? Great deal for casual use. Except for a bit of ram you got my 8year old pc(which i paid $700 for) beat.

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nice budget build.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Great job buying and selling That's the way to build on a low budget.

Thumbs up.

Hairforce 0 points 7 months ago

Bruh I hope u know that won’t even be able to handle fortnite on like the lowest settings, u might be lucky to get 20 FPS

node202 2 points 6 months ago

first of all fortnite is a stupid little kid game second u are wrong about that he could play that stupid game at 60 fps on medium and 100 on low settinf look it up on youtube genius g4560 gt 1030 fortnite

Hairforce 0 points 6 months ago

That’s not the issue m8- the ram being only 4gb will limit the pc’s performance. Most of those tests on YouTube have 2x8s.

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Craigslist is full of bad peeps.

He is risen. Happy Easter!...albeit early

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