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Mediacenter, PlayStation & XBOX in one HTPC? I need advice, feedback regarding the technical + my build!

Hi, beloved community.

I need some assistance with my current project.
I'm moving to a new apartment with my girlfriend in a month exactly. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now -- building a mediacenter with possibility to play console games!

I've been collecting parts by my own computers (items with $0 stated) and buying my friends old components when they are upgrading. The build is the below:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HJWNxr

What I'm wondering is the following:

* What's the easiest way to play XBOX / PS games over my mediacenter? Do I need to purchase controllers connected with USB?
* Will my build be enough for the stated usage?
* Is there anything you can see that I need to change?

Thank you deeply for your assistance.

Regards,
Roger.
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  1. What PS and Xbox games are we talking about? You can't play games made for last or current generation consoles on a PC as there are no emulators for those consoles.
  2. Eduello said:
    What PS and Xbox games are we talking about? You can't play games made for last or current generation consoles on a PC as there are no emulators for those consoles.


    I was thinking of playing games via, for instance, an XBOX Windows Controller. What games are not certain.
  3. Yeah, you can do that, I just meant that you can't play games like Forza Motorsport 4 or 5 since they have not been released on the PC.

    Anyway, you can either connect the controllers via USB or wirelessly. For a wireless XBOX controller, you need a specific wireless receiver meant for XBOX controllers (should be included in the package if the controller is marketed as an XBOX controller for Windows). For a PS3 controller, you'll need an USB wire or a bluetooth receiver.

    As for the build, looks pretty good to me, but don't get a k-series CPU for a motherboard that can't be used for overclocking; The i5-3570 would make more sense than the i5-3570k.
  4. Eduello said:
    Yeah, you can do that, I just meant that you can't play games like Forza Motorsport 4 or 5 since they have not been released on the PC.

    Anyway, you can either connect the controllers via USB or wirelessly. For a wireless XBOX controller, you need a specific wireless receiver meant for XBOX controllers (should be included in the package if the controller is marketed as an XBOX controller for Windows). For a PS3 controller, you'll need an USB wire or a bluetooth receiver.

    As for the build, looks pretty good to me, but don't get a k-series CPU for a motherboard that can't be used for overclocking; The i5-3570 would make more sense than the i5-3570k.


    Thank you Eduello for your answer.

    Just so I get these basic information straight, I can play any and all PC games via XBOX & PS controller?

    Regarding the build, I got the i5-3570K version very cheaply due to a friend of mine upgrading. ¨

    Thanks again.
  5. Best answer
    You can't play all PC games with a controller, but almost all popular titles support it. As a rule of thumb, every game that has a console version can be played with a controller.
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