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Cheapest PC that will support NVIDIA GameStream (Limelight)

martypng

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!

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  • 62 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $94.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $53.49 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $15.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $443.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 11:50 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $94.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ECS H81H3-I/HDMI (V1.0) Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $32.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 915R Mini ITX Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $15.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $390.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 11:58 EST-0500

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