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    Post Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    Needing a HTPC/Mitx build to make my 11 year old brother a steam machine. For £300 ONLY without a Monitor or any peripherals.
    I have 3 versions of a build that i think would be good:

    • Build 1: Pentium G3258 w/ Low profile 750Ti in a Silverstone ML03B (Milo)
    • Build 2: -------- EDIT: No longer an option
    • Build 3: AMD A10 7700k w/ 4GB 2400MHz in a Silverstone ML03B (Milo)


    Now i need it cheap as possible with enough performance to play majority of Linux steam games. If you are doing a build then please use a XFX TS 450W which is £27 on Saverstore.

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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    Is that running SteamOS or fo you need to include a Windows license?

    Edit to add: The new 7670K looks slightly quicker and cheaper than the 7700K.
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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    SteamOS. Also i thought the new 7670k was an A8? Is it still better?

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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    From the table here http://www.anandtech.com/show/9456/a...ng-in-the-gaps yes it looks slightly faster.

    However, if you are running a Linux like SteamOS then I would try and aim for the Nvidia card if you can. The Nvidia Linux drivers are a lot faster.

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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    Thanks. I think i'll try get the gigabyte low profile 750 ti

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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    The 750 Ti setup will be a fair bit faster and have better driver support for Linux....which makes it a slam-dunk IMO (and that's before talking about upgrade-ability).

    AMD Linux drivers are unfortunately quite infamous, not what you want when building a gaming rig :S
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    Re: Best Steam Machine build for 11 Y/O? (Custom)

    So I have to account for the case in the £300 budget?

    I can build something reasonable, but going £60 over budget when you include Case and PSU.

    As always, see if you can't find something second hand for cheaper.

    PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/F8RxvK
    Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/F8RxvK/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£51.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£31.61 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£56.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.40 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (£88.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £295.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-30 10:32 BST+0100

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