This project resulted in a beautiful system that is more than capable of running games at 1080p, and many less demanding titles with VSR to 1440p/4k. However, there are less expensive ways to build a HTPC/gaming machine. An Intel Core i3-6100 (or equivalent) paired with a GTX 960/R9 380X in a Fractal Node 202 would have been more practical for a 1080p Gaming/HTPC. For an ultra compact HTPC (the Antec ISK100 for example), the Intel i7-5775C or A10-7890k paired with a good low profile cooler would also be a good choice. Also, I could've squeezed out a bit more CPU horsepower with an unlocked A10-7890, and a bit more GPU horsepower with a Fury X.