Home Theater PC
Five Tom’s Hardware forum members’ builds were selected to compete in the Home Theater PC BestConfigs category this quarter, but ultimately, our readers chose a versatile hybrid in this category.
Joseph's Home Entertainment & Gaming Hybrid PC boasts both a speedy Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" SSD for performance and a large capacity Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM hard drive for lots of media storage. It’s built on solid foundation that includes an ASRock B85M microATX LGA 1150-equipped motherboard, Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz dual-core Processor, Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 memory and Corsair CSM 450W 80 PLUS Gold-certified semi-modular ATX power supply, all housed in a Cooler Master N200 microATX mid-tower case.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Windforce video card is a nice touch, supporting medium to high detail settings for console-style gaming at 30FPS or higher. The card's HDMI ports enable a convenient connection to an HDTV as well as an auxiliary monitor, and the Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD writer allows you to play and create media discs.
Joseph's Home Entertainment & Gaming Hybrid PC:
Congratulations to Joseph for suggesting the build picked by Tom's Hardware's community this quarter!