Compact & Cheap HTPC

by Parker R Posted on: 5/9/2022

Build Description

This is my home theater/couch gaming pc. It sits under my tv, where I use it to play games that are best suited to controllers, and also watch movies and stream content on it as well. Don't need a Roku or Fire Stick when you have a whole PC hooked up to your TV. Couch co-op games are a lot of fun as well on this setup.

Favorite Feature

I really like how compact it is. It's out of the way, but the case still provides enough airflow to keep the components within safe temperatures.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i3-10105F Comet Lake 3.7GHz Quad-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i3-10105F Comet Lake 3.7GHz Quad-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $69.99
 ASRock H570M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard
ASRock H570M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard
Qty: 1 $124.99
 MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB GT OC Video Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB GT OC Video Card
Qty: 1 $110.00
Bought used locally
 GeIL Evo X II RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory
GeIL Evo X II RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory
Qty: 1 $54.99
Thermaltake Core V1 mini-ITX Mini-Tower Computer Case - Black
Thermaltake Core V1 mini-ITX Mini-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $54.99
Thermaltake Smart BX1 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Smart BX1 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $59.99
 Intel E97379-001 CPU Cooler
Intel E97379-001 CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $0.00
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $49.99
 Team MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Team MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $31.99