62 months ago
Hey, there. Transitioning console gamer here.
So, after much thought, I've decided to create something to match/surpass the PS4 I'm no longer planning on buying. (I will miss my beloved inFamous, but I can't be trashing my entire library every Next Gen. And call me old-fashioned, but no HDTV of mine will be interfacing with two gaming systems at the same time. It's called morals people!)
Anyway, in the spirit of gaming, here's my challenge to you:
I've crafted- no, forged- no, no, MATERIALIZED, AS IF FROM THIN AIR, a magical, beastly AZZA Z Mini ITX build that comes in at just under $900! Without (1) breaking that $900 barrier, (2) changing the case, or (3) changing the optical drive, can you either:
SQUEEZE MORE POWER INTO THE SAME BOX?
MATCH THE SAME POWER FOR A LOWER PRICE?
(HINT: Two weak points you may be able to exploit for massive damage: my limited knowledge of processors and graphics cards.)
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor||$91.76 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||MSI A88XI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard||$109.00|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory||$84.89 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$59.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card||$154.49 @ Amazon|
|Case||Azza Z Mini ITX Tower Case||$59.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply||$54.99 @ Amazon|
|Optical Drive||LG BT30N Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer||$79.99 @ Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit)||$129.00 @ Amazon|
|Other||Slimline SATA to SATA Power Adapter||$5.13|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$879.22|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-03 22:49 EST-0500|