If you are like me who live in a tiny house but lots of stuff you probably want a gaming pc as small as possible without giving up performance. Some people might want it just because of its small compactness. Well today I have a compact rig within a affordable price range and great performance. As always price may vary, the blue text is the link to buy the part from Amazon and Amazon might cost more than other places.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k
Intel Core i7 i7-4790K
This is a last generation Intel Core i7 processor, which supports DDR3, the LGA 1150 socket and much more. It has 4 cores and can be overclocked to over 4 Ghz (May depend on cooling) even though the stock speed is 4.0GHz. This is a way better deal at only $325 compared to the 6700k priced at around $399 to well over $400. For the price and performance, an 6700k is unnecessary for most people with smaller budget at this point.
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC
This a pretty good ASRock board with up to I think 2 way SLI. This is also priced only at $89 making this a okay deal for performance. It has all other main features as well included. Compatible with all parts listed, and does not need BIOs update like other boards like the H81.
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury RED 8GB (1 x 8GB)
This I think is a pretty good deal right now at only $37 for 8GB of Kingston’s awesome HyperX Fury Red. These perform outstandingly while not breaking the bank.
Storage HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive
This is a awesome priced but not as good as the SSD at the price of $46. The reason I said not as good is because hard drives tend to be more cheaper than SSDs right now. Still compared to WD this was a much better deal at the store.
GPU: Asus Radeon R7 370 4GB Video Card
This was the best deal on a affordable yet awesome GPU. The R7 370 was only $160 which is a fair deal because the GTX 960 is about $200 to $300 and the GTX Titan Black, X or any other GTX Titan is priced at around $1000 to $1200. The R7 370 performs great yet doesn’t cost much as a GTX 980 or any type of GTX Titan Cards.
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX
This was priced at a reasonable $43 and had everything we needed. The GPU, Motherboard, Power Supply and Storage was all compatible. This also is a very good case for its price and Cooler Master is well know for their awesome cases, and coolers. This may not be the most compact rig but its still much smaller.
Power Supply: EVGA 430W ATX Power Supply
This is not my usual Corsair Power Supply but was only $14.99. This a 80+ Bronze 430W power supply compatible with all parts and is enough to power this beast.
Overall I think this is great compact build. The pricing may change over the next few days but yet it so worth buying. This will perform really well in all games out right now. This build does not includes peripherals, and any parts can be changed. It is advised to check for compatibility, and perhaps change the case if you want to.