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HTPC/Light Gaming Build

I'm trying to build an htpc for my living room that i will do some gaming on. not much, mostly guild wars 2, elder scrolls online, and rts games. Also trying to keep it around $500. I should be able to go a little higher but nothing crazy. Mostly decided to build this vs buying a ps4 for now.


**I do also own a copy of windows 8 already. Sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.
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  1. as you wish

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.80 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill R379-M MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $465.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 00:57 EDT-0400)
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    as you wish

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.80 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill R379-M MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $465.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 00:57 EDT-0400)


    I actually have a copy of windoes 8. Would I be able to upgrade or change any parts?
  3. Best answer
    yes you can :)

    take down the win OS, you can save the money or buy an SSD :)
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