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How's this Gaming HTPC?

lilshatespug217

63 months ago

I plan on getting a gaming HTPC, and this is my plan. I do not count mail in rebates, do not have a microcenter nearby. I have a VARY STRICT sub $1,000 USD budget. Could I do better?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $77.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC Case $105.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad $25.49 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset $99.99 @ Amazon
Other Wireless Gamepad $50.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $953.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 10:42 EST-0500

P.S. DONT TOUCH MY PERIFERALS

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Not getting blu-ray for your HTPC?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Not right now, I don't think, as I have a ps4 for that stuff. This is just meant to play PC games on the big screen.

Besides, that would be an easy enough upgrade.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, same idea as me except I went for amd to save cash and allow me to get a SSD to boot from :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £73.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £67.00 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £52.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £128.52 @ Ebuyer
Case Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case £49.80 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £62.77 @ CCL Computers
Other SST-FP58B Bay Converter £10.78
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £543.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 17:52 GMT+0000
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