Submitted by Lelldorianx 1044d ago | article

$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." (AMD, Black Friday, PC, Tech)

josephayal  +   1043d ago
$357? dam so expensive, The Wii U is $300 and Both systems have similar graphics
DrDeath  +   1043d 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
Hozi  +   1043d ago
That's a great price for a gaming rig...only thing I'd upgrade is the GPU though.
azshorty2003  +   1043d 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.

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.
azshorty2003  +   1043d 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.

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