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Home Entertainment Center Build/Possible gaming

RyneSmith

3 months ago

Hey everyone - I have a spare 1060 6gb I just received back from a friend that was borrowing the card.

I would like some suggestions on a build for a home theater/light gaming rig.

Requirements:

  • smaller form factor, particularly slim/laying flat inside of an entertainment center shelf
  • as cheap as possible but quality build for versatility
  • open to Intel or AMD (I've never had a ryzen build and am not opposed)
  • does not need WiFi as I will plug in via Ethernet
  • Can get windows cheaply
  • Does not need a monitor, mouse or keyboard (I have these and it will be hooked up to a TV)

If you have any questions please let me know! This is the parts list I put together quickly: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KPr48M

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc):
  • Operating System required:
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you - I have or can get windows cheaply, it will be hooked up to a 55" TV.

I have a wireless mouse for it and a temporary wired keyboard for now, added this up top.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, in that case, the list you had looked OK.

I’ve put in a better motherboard, power supply and a faster RAM kit, but that’s about it.

Also added a Blu-Ray capable optical drive (can downgrade to a standard one if needed, but if you have some Blu-Rays, it’d be better to spend some extra)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $105.83 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $94.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Dual Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case $93.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $63.43 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $549.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-26 00:26 EDT-0400
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion - I did forget Ryzen needs faster RAM. I probably will just stick with the Crucial SSD for cost reasons.

Was there an issue with the Optical drive I had? It is Blu-ray capable

Edit: I see it doesn't come with Blu-ray software per reviews.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point
  • The Lite-On drive in your original list isn't Blu-Ray compatible, but the LG on in my list is

  • As for the software, there are some free programs available, that can playback BluRay content

https://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player/

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You think that software could work better than VLC Media Player?

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