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Console/Alpha Killer Build Ideas?

JJnotstrike
  • 54 months ago

I'm looking to build a console/ alienware alpha style machine for moderate steam/origin and heavy retro gaming. I want to stay as low as possible. I'd say the $420-$450 range is my max, maybe up to $500 max if its higher quality parts. I'd prefer a small mITX build, as it will be hooked up to my TV and placed in my entertainment center, however, mATX will work as well. I have a couple of build ideas, but I wanted to see what other build ideas were out there.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

mATX will be easy, mITX proves a bit harder at that budget but I will take a crack at it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $70.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $454.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-23 15:24 EST-0500

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