In order for my media center to accomplish everything I wanted, I’ve found that I needed a very specific set of hardware. It won’t necessarily play the latest games on ultra high settings, but you should be able to play them on lower settings pretty easily, and all your streaming video should run like a dream.
|CPU||AMD A8-7600 (If you want to be able to play more modern PC games, you might need a separate video card)|
|Motherboard||MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (With HDMI out & USB 3.0)|
|Memory||8GB of RAM 1866MHz|
|Graphics||Radeon R7 Series|