I'm looking to get a living room gaming PC to hook up to my TV and I could use some help thinking through it. It's been a long time since I've built a desktop gaming rig as I've been gaming primarily on a laptop (then consoles before that). So I don't know much about current components. I also don't know much about the practicalities of a living room gaming PC. Here are the requirements:
- footprint no larger than (480mm x 210mm)
- relatively quiet, but the idea of liquid cooling sounds scary
- current TV is a 11ish year old Samsung LNT4671F, but will probably replace with a larger 4K in the next year or two
- will have a wired ethernet connection so wi-fi unnecessary
- external aesthetics: black preferred - don't want it to stand out
- internal aesthetics: unimportant (RGB a waste)
- won't be overclocking
- prefer not to build it myself from parts even though it would be cheaper
- budget: rig and peripherals around $1900
Here's a build that I'm looking at from BLD/NZXT. What I really like about it is that it comes pre-built.
For peripherals, I like the SteelSeries Arctic 7 headset and Corsair K63 wireless keyboard/lapboard (the Razer Turret looks good too, but that's hard to find), and I already have a wireless mouse.
So I'd love to hear what you guys think not only about the build, but also (and more importantly) are there factors of living room PC gaming that I'm not thinking about?