62 months ago
Hi. I am interested in building a CHEAP PC that will support NVIDIA GameStream. I would like to stream games from this PC to my Amazon Fire TV boxes. (An app called Limelight piggybacks on top of Gamestream to allow streaming to non-NVIDIA Shield devices if I understand it correctly). I am not a hardcore gamer, and play mostly indie games. I will be streaming to 720p TVs for now, so I don't think I need a TON of horsepower.
Gamestream requirements (per NVIDIA):
- GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card (I would prefer a 750 for the lower power requirements)
- Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8 GHz or higher (no preference here)
- 4GB RAM
I am looking for recommendations for the CHEAPEST possible build, but the SMALLER the system, the better - I would love ITX! I think a GTX 750 would be more than enough horsepower for my games in 720p - I don't need to do any overclocking. I could probably get away with a 80GB SSD for primary storage. I have an existing 2TB USB drive I am hoping to pull the drive out of and stick in the new machine for media storage, but can leave as external if needed. I do not need an optical drive.
What do you guys and ladies think? Thank you!