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Mediacenter, PlayStation & XBOX in one HTPC? I need advice, feedback regarding the technical + my build!

rogerhestlund
  • 71 months ago

Hi, beloved community.

I need some assistance with my current project.
I'm moving to a new apartment with my girlfriend in a month exactly. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now -- building a mediacenter with possibility to play console games!

I've been collecting parts by my own computers (items with $0 stated) and buying my friends old components when they are upgrading. The build is the below:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $130.00
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $40.00
Motherboard Foxconn H61S Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $0.00
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.00
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $85.00
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $0.00
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $0.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $394.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 06:48 EDT-0400

What I'm wondering is the following:

  • What's the easiest way to play XBOX / PS games over my mediacenter? Do I need to purchase controllers connected with USB?
  • Will my build be enough for the stated usage?
  • Is there anything you can see that I need to change?

Thank you deeply for your assistance.

Regards, Roger.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait.... It's possible to play XBOX titles on a Win 8 PC?

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