Planning out my next PC build. Have two builds narrowed down based on Intel Haswell and AMD FM2+ platforms but I'm looking to get some opinions and suggestions from you guys/gals before finalizing everything.
Some key points:
-Must use the Inwin BP655 m-ITX case with 200w PSU (I've done some research, the PSU is actually decent (and replaceable)).
-Must be able to handle moderate gaming (1080p ~ medium+/-), streaming and HTPC functionality.
-Can be Haswell 1150 or FM2+ platform. (No older tech please.) Will not be overclocking.
-Budget as close to or less than $450 CANADIAN.
-No OS required. Will probably go Linux or Steam OS, not sure yet.
-No storage required. Already have a spare 2.5" 500GB HDD from a laptop I can use.
-No optical drive required. Will add a Blue-ray drive later on.
I love the Inwin BP655 case and have wanted to do a build with one since I first saw it in person last year. Smaller than an xbox 360 and cool design (IMO). I believe I have a pretty good idea of how I can maximize gaming performance within this case and the given budget on both Intel and AMD platforms, but I'm curious to see what you guys/gals can come up with. You may think of something I haven't. How much performance per dollar can you cram into this case, given the above criteria? Let's see how creative you can be...