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Want to put together a cheap Steambox/HTPC

Aopisa
  • 55 months ago

Hello,

I am looking for parts recommendations for an inexpensive Steam OS build for gaming DOTA2, CSGO, etc. some web surfing and streaming video content from HDMI to a 60"Samsung LED TV.

  • Budget $600-700
  • Small(ish) form factor with dust control
  • Need a monitor too
  • Decent graphics for above games

I have built PC's before, but I am at loss as to which way to go with this, Intel or AMD and what GPU would give me good graphics at a good price.

Thank you.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $163.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.70 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $40.50 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $194.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.70 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $41.40 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $690.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-28 15:11 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T8LdkL

actually pretty good, i5 with 380 on itx

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the replies. I used some of your suggestions and added some of my own picks to come up with this. I decided I needed a modular power supply after looking at a few builds using this case on the internet. I ordered from Amzon and Newegg since I have Prime and Premier memberships to get free 2/3 day shipping and easy returns. Here is what I came up with:

Actual Price came in under $800 with free shipping and some other discounts not shown in the list below. Prices on some of these items have already gone up today.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.28 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $67.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Samsung S24D300H 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $149.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $845.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $825.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 10:41 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $163.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.70 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $40.50 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Atomic Mini ITX Tower Case $56.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.43 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $717.56
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $697.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 17:31 EDT-0400

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