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    Best console equivalent gaming PC?

    As in what's the best computer you guys know of that's small, discrete, quiet(ish), and would work well plugged into my TV?
    Key criteria:

    • 4K support, and enough power for games running at 4K to actually look good.
    • Blu-Ray drive for watching movies. I want to be able to use it for everything I show on my TV.
    • Not crazy expensive. It can be a little pricey, just not $3000-Mac-Pro pricey.
    • Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, HDMI out, SSD. You know, standard new computer stuff.
    • It has to be able to fit in a 12x12x12 box with enough room to keep itself cool.

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    • Not boring. If the best I can do is a rectangle, then I'll accept that, but I'd love something with a more interesting design to be able to show off to people.

    Hopefully one of you knows of something that will fit within my super specific restrictions!

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    "small, discrete, quiet(ish)"
    "4K support, and enough power for games running at 4K to actually look good."

    Yeeeah, that’s not gonna happen. Google "970 SLI". There was a recent test for 4k, and they do manage to crank the settings up at 4k, but there is still a title or two that averages below 30fps. And that’s two video cards. Anything, but small or discrete. Maybe next year?

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    If you want to be playing games that will look good in 4K, you,re gonna need the current top of the line bleeding edge hardware, and it’s gonna cost quite a bit.
    Is that 121212 box in inches or cm?
    I suggest maybe looking around at "steamboxes". The Alienware Alpha is the most powerful one I know of, but I don’t think it’ll run well in 4K.
    I really suggest you drop that criteria and focus on fluid gaming at 1080p.

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