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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to build a small form factor PC to fit IN my entertainment center I recently picked up an old dell Optiplex 780 and that’s about the size PC I’m looking to make, but it needs to be intel, with an nvidia graphics card, and capable of running emulation from PS3 back, preferably PS4 as well (futureproofing), my pockets aren’t bottomless but right now I just am looking for parts so I can build over time if it’s ridiculous, My main gaming PC is the baseline so i7 or better, gtx 1060 6gb or better, 16gb  ddr4 ram(2x8)

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I can list off emulators/ apps I will use on the PC if it helps, I will post more as I remember them 

  • Dolphin(GC-Wii)
  • SNES9X(SNES)
  • RPCS3(PS3)
  • ReDream(Dreamcast)
  • LaunchBox/BigBox
  • VisualBoyAdvance(GB/GBC/GBA)
  • Project64Ultra(n64)
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There doesn't seem to be much slim PC case stock, at least in the US right now. Where are you located?

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 120 CL11 58.87 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte H370N WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($140.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($65.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card  ($159.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($57.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $912.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 02:35 EDT-0400

 

This would meet your standards, however:

-You'd probably be better served by an AMD processor. More performance for less.

-Emulation would probably be better served by a lower end system. You don't need an i7, even for hard to run PS4 games.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, LienusLateTips said:

There doesn't seem to be much slim PC case stock, at least in the US right now. Where are you located?

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 120 CL11 58.87 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte H370N WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($140.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($65.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card  ($159.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($57.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $912.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 02:35 EDT-0400

 

This would meet your standards, however:

-You'd probably be better served by an AMD processor. More performance for less.

-Emulation would probably be better served by a lower end system. You don't need an i7, even for hard to run PS4 games.

I just did the measurements unfortunately that case is too tall for my entertainment center the dell fits perfectly sideways, the height is 6.5 inches by 18 inches deep and 23 inches wide, I don’t know how Amd processors work but my father has told me from the start that they are difficult because of drivers, can you please find a case that is within those dimensions that can still breathe with that kind of space?

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