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I currently use an old laptop as my "tv computer" at the moment but its really showing its age and can barely run 1080 youtube videos so my question is with a budget of around ~450 what can I accomplish with a new build?

Doesn't matter amd or intel who ever has better on board graphics
Want to keep it small as possible mini-tower cases are ok
Need a case motherboard ram cpu psu and hard drive(m.2)

The only thing this computer needs to do is netflix,youtube,4k,emulators,ect.

I want to add a speaker system down the road too.

Heres what I got so far
Case - Roitoro https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP4XC8622
motherboard - asrock https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157780&ignorebbr=1
ram - g.skill https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232085
cpu - ryzen 2200g https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113481&ignorebbr=1
psu - ?
hard drive - corsair https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236393&ignorebbr=1
 

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If you are not planning on adding a dedicated GPU you are fine with a 350W PSU. Something like a Corsair VS 350 should be fine. That could also run a GTX 1050 or RX 570 in the future.
 

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What do you use for sound? We based apps like Netflix and Amazon won't give you full surround sound on a PC, but they will on devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
 

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I was just using on board, would I need anything if I planned on going the sound receiver or sound bar + sub route?
 

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I was just using on board, would I need anything if I planned on going the sound receiver or sound bar + sub route?
almost every decent mobo have optical sound output - and a receiver / soundbar with optical is not hard to come by these days...
i don't see any reason why using onboard would be a problem
 

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almost every decent mobo have optical sound output - and a receiver / soundbar with optical is not hard to come by these days...
i don't see any reason why using onboard would be a problem
The reason I mentioned it was because Optical out only supports certain codecs. I'm using Optical out with Kodi right now and it only goes up to DD and DTS, yet I have content with DD+ and DTS-HD master audio. Both of the latter are supported by my soundbar, and they work if I run HDMI from the PC to the soundbar. The other reason I mention it is because netflix, hulu, and amazon are web based apps. They use the web browser for play on a PC and they wont transmit that sweet surround audio, only 2 channel stereo. If your primary content is online, consider a roku box or amazon fire tv. They will passthrough those audio formats natively. I'm looking into a Fire TV because you can install Kodi on it. So I can continue to play things as normal, and get the good sound from Amazon and other online services.
 

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Fire tv would probably be cool and work just fine, I kinda just wanted to build a new cheap computer that I could mess around with and have room to upgrade and expand.
 
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