MEW Hardware Challenge - Gaming in the lounge

So, imagine if you will. You just bought a brand new sofa, and big ass 55" UHD TV. But gasp, you don’t have any console to push this to the limits. Fear not, because you would much rather play PC games.

So the challenge is this; put together the best possible home entertainment PC you can put in your lounge and play some games one. Your need for this machine is, it must be able to play games, watch streaming video and play music on the TV. It can have any specs you want and what you think should be necessary to get the job done.

More details about the build:

  • Your setup must include the entire system and case
  • You must include peripheral input devices as well
  • You already have the 55" UHD TV in the living room, so no need for a screen.
  • Be creative, perhaps a full blown system is not really necessary

Let us see who can come up with the best bang-for-your-buck setup for the budding living room gamer.


Asus ROG GR8 II - R16,899
Wireless Xbox One/PC Controller - R1,129
Logitech K270 Wireless Spill-Resistant Keyboard - R399
Logitech 910-004374 Anywhere MX2 Wireless Darkfield Laser Mouse - R1,233
Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers - R1,473

TOTAL: R21,133


My first attempt at a little machine

Part Name Price
Case Cooler Master Elite 110A Mini ITX R 593
Motherboard Biostar B350GTN AM4 Mini-ITX R 1 399
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 R 2 899
GPU MSI GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4G OC R 3 399
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR4 2666 R 1 399
SSD WD 240GB Green SSD R 1 049
PSU Corsair VS550 550W R 843
Mouse Logitech 910 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse R 1 889
Keyboard Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming R 1 741
Headset Corsair VOID PRO RGB Wireless R 1 625
Extra Lap Board Corsair K63 Wireless Lapboard R 1 044
Total R 17 880
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