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need expert to help build HTPC/game Emulator (loaded with games)? Will compensate!!

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November 28, 2013 4:33:33 PM

Hey guys,

I am only mildly tech savvy when it comes to this world. I know enough to know that like all things... if I build one of these I will educate myself of course, but then end up scrapping my first build and starting over. So I was wondering if one of you experts would like to help me with my build.

I live in Colorado in the mountains. I am 100% off the grid and powered by wind and solar. So first off, nothing in my house stays plugged in. Haha. Its amazing how many devices we are sold suck as much when off as when on. I have satellite internet which is just fast enough to stream a movie. I don't have the ability to sit and download lots of big files, so if I am not streaming it I am getting a hard copy via hard drive or flash drive from someone else to save the usage.

I've grown up on every video game system known to man. I not only want an htpc but a way to emulate all the old games and play them with my boys in multi player mode etc. Replace all the old consoles and wrap it into one.

So, would anyone be interested in quoting me on building a system to suit my needs as well as loading it up with all the games?

Thanks!
November 28, 2013 6:01:53 PM

Suppose if someone does come along and wants to help a brother out, I will start listing important features

The obvious... great audio and video capability. quiet.

Ideally not a power hog. If there are options that are more or less efficient with comparable performance, then I would obviously lean towards the power saving end of things. But as I mentioned above, I will have it off when not in use.

pre loaded with as close to every old school NES, Sega, Atari, PS etc game there is if possible

ability for multiple game controllers for multi player (ideally would like to use my xbox or ps controllers if possible)

Will only use this for movies and gaming really.

Plan to hook it up to LED tv via HDMI

Again... thanks! If you are up to the task then we can discuss details. Payment etc.






November 28, 2013 7:45:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.38 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 22:45 EST-0500)

This seems to fit what you're asking for.
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November 28, 2013 7:45:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.38 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 22:45 EST-0500)

This seems to fit what you're asking for.
November 29, 2013 5:29:01 AM

mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.38 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 22:45 EST-0500)

This seems to fit what you're asking for.



Thank you! Interested in building it for me? Interested in also stocking it full of games?
November 29, 2013 7:54:28 PM

You can probably build it yourself, it's actually very easy to do. I personally don't build PCs like that, but if you need a prebuilt there are plenty of options.
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