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$357 Gaming HTPC Build - Black November, 2012

GamersNexus: "Welcome to another edition of our Cheap Bastard's builds! This time we decided to take a slightly different approach to the DIY gaming PC guides -- we wanted to put together the least expensive gaming-grade HTPC (home-theater PC) for the extremely budget-conscious gamer; this custom, ultra-cheap gaming HTPC build makes for a great DIY project, and if you like ultra small gaming computers or want a system to plug into your TV, this may be the one. The fact that it's Black Friday only helps matters that much more."

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josephayal1339d ago

$357? dam so expensive, The Wii U is $300 and Both systems have similar graphics

DrDeath1339d ago

I have ps3, Xbox, and wii.... Ur comment is just stupid. Clearly most decent pc builds can woop any consoles butt. And I don't even have a gaming pc, just a late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" that prolly can't even play games at high settings. No boot camp sucks as well. Again do some research Mr wii U. wii u is the weakest of all 4

Hozi1339d ago

That's a great price for a gaming rig...only thing I'd upgrade is the GPU though.

azshorty20031339d ago

Go read the reviews for that processor and I think you will be surprised at what the GPU portion of the processor can handle and what games people claim they are playing and at what settings.
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

Although, nothing will be as good as a dedicated video card. But if you were going to build something for gaming that needs a powerful card, you wouldn't be looking at an building an HTPC anyway.

azshorty20031339d ago

Holy crap! I JUST built an almost Identical computer over these past 2 weeks. Just waiting for the case to arrive.

I got the same A10 Processor with that exact same Motherboard, saved $12 for buying is as a combo. I got 16GB ram instead of 8GB, plus what I got runs at 1866 instead of 1600mhz, for only a few bucks more from a Shell Shocker sale. I got the same Samsung 840 120gb for the same price he has listed, although that sale is over.

I though about not putting in an optical drive like he did. Although, now that I think about it, I do have a spare laying around. But I plan on getting everything through Steam and using Big Picture mode on my living room tv. =)

The case I bought was $39 and came with a power supply. I have a spare 750GB HD I plan on throwing in there.

My total, thanks to having some spare parts laying around, and even opting for his 'optional' SSD, I spent $340.