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My HTPC Build


I just recently built my first PC, something I’ve always wanted to do and finally pulled the money together to get me some decent parts. I wanted something that I could leave plugged into my TV but look nice, so started looking into some HTPC cases and found one that looked nice enough and wasn’t too bulky. But I also wanted this to game so knew it needed to be airy enough to not run the risk of overheating. It’s not a powerhouse gaming machine, but I typically play more indie titles than top tier graphics games so it handles everything I want it to. These are the parts I bought:

Case: Silverstone Tek GD04B ($115.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA 1150 Intel ($79.99)
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB ($79.99)
PS: Silverstone Tek 450W SFX ($69.99)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ($210.00)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM ($55.00)
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock w/G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 ($139.99)

Everything fits in quite snugly with some wiggle room for updates. I will throw an SSD in when I get the funds, and upgrade that card to a GTX780 once more games come out that would require the additional specs. This computer is like my own personal Steam Box. It was fun to put together and I highly suggest you do the same if you have any interest in computers. It’s quiet for the living room but powerful enough to do anything you would want to on this.

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Hello, I'm a SharePoint Administrator, Wordpress Tinkerer, husband and dad in New Albany, IN. Outside of spending time with my family, some hobbies of mine include gaming, reading, cooking, drinking, and learning new things.
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