62 months ago
PCPartPicker part list: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/dnHvmG
I'm trying to put together a HTPC for the TV that can be used for gaming instead of buying a PS4. Just a few things I'm not sure on (as this is my first time building a computer).
I choose the CPU because it was low wattage (less heat/noise). Am i losing much in the way of performance when i chuck a game on?
Is the GPU suitable?
Should I go for one 8GB stick of ram and upgrade to 16GB in the future or is 2x4GB sweet?
I will be picking up a xbox controller and probably a logitech harmony remote too.
Any help is appreciated as i'm stepping into the unknown with this.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($281.74 @ PB Technologies) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Computer Lounge) Motherboard: Asus Z97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Mighty Ape) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($121.00 @ 1stWave Technologies) Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($320.84 @ PB Technologies) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($228.85 @ PB Technologies) Case: Silverstone ML07B HTPC Case ($114.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($221.58 @ Wiseguys) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($209.00 @ PC Force) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A ULN 120mm Fan ($38.50 @ Ascent Technology) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A ULN 120mm Fan ($38.50 @ Ascent Technology) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A ULN 120mm Fan ($38.50 @ Ascent Technology) Total: $1912.45 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 20:14 NZDT+1300