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Media PC [Chrome, Netflix, Popcorn-Time, ...]


I have some spare parts from my old PC that I'd like to put to use in a media PC that I connect to my flatscreen in the living room and control it with a wireless keyboard+mouse for example.


1. Aim

Chrome browsing, Netflix, Popcorn-Time, basically for watching shows/movies mostly.

2. Monitors

Philips 49PFS4132/12, 1920x1080, 49 inch (124 cm), 50 Hz

3. Peripherals

Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Touch (?)


 I currently own these parts:




RAM: HyperX 8 GB DDR4-2133 (2 x 4GB)


CASE: Sharkoon VS4-V ATX Midi Tower Case



Should I get a CPU with integrated GPU to save some money? I saw this AMD A8-9600 that really caught my attention because it's only €55 where I live, seeing as it's a AM4 socket I was wondering if there is a similar 1151 socket CPU with integrated GPU at the same price range.

The cheapest CPU I can find is a ‘Intel® Celeron G4900’ which has an integrated GPU (I think?)


Then I’d add a ‘Kingston A400, 240 GB SSD’ or ‘Crucial M1100, 256 GB SSD’ for my OS as they are both only €40, then maybe a ‘Seagate BarraCuda, 1 TB HDD’ after a while for some extra storage.


Then for PSU I was thinking this ‘Xilence Performance C XP500, 500 Watt’. I also have 2 spare case fans I can use, 1 for intake, 1 for exhaust.


To connect my mouse/kbm combo I’d have to use a bluetooth adapter like the ‘Trust Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter’



If I’m missing anything let me know. I’m not very knowledgeable in tech area’s.

TIA ❤️







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On 11/15/2018 at 5:29 AM, DextroVI said:

AMD A8-9600

I wouldn't.


You don't need a GPU if you are just watching Netflix and stuff.

Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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If it's just for media consumption why not get something smaller like an Android TV device or a NUC?


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