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Best PC - which happens to be under $3,000

HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer) - (Open Source Home Theater Software)

1. Kodi

2. Stremio

3. Show Box (via Blue Stacks)

4. Terrarium TV (via Blue Stacks)

5. E-Doctor IPTV (via Blue Stacks) (or pay for Gears TV)

(Netflix, Playstation Vue (via web browser))

Game Emulators

1. Lib retro Retro arch

2. MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)

Air Mouse and Keyboard

$35 - Minix Neo A3

Ultra HD Blu-Ray DVD Player

$117 - Pioneer BDR-211UBK

1. GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

$800 - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti made by Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme Edition (comes with three stacked fans)

Release Date: March 2017

2. CPU (Central Processing Unit)

$415 - Intel Core i7-8700K

Release Date: October 2017

3. CPU Fan (to fit socket LGA 1151 - which is compatible with LGA 1150 and 1155)

$90 - Noctua NH-D15 (This comes with TIM (Thermal Interface Material) NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound paste) (powerful enough to also cool the rest of the motherboard)

Release Date: April 2014

4. TIM (Thermal Interface Material)

$8 - Arctic MX-4 (used for de-lidding the IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) and re-applying TIM to the cleaned surface of the die to reattach the IHS for a possible 20° C improvement in temp and for GPU - must use a lot and spread method to apply for best results - Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra - wait 48 hours for best results) - Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut (use clear nail polish to protect any gold pins that will be covered by the IHS so they're not covered with the liquid metal)

Release Date: August 2010

5. IHS (Intergrated Heat Spreader)

$15 - Bitspower For Intel 7th-gen CPU

Release Date:

6. CPU Delidder

$35 - Delid-Die-Mate 2

Release Date:

6. MOBO (Motherboard)

$350 - Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Maximus X Apex

Release Date: October 2017

7. RAM (Random Access Memory)

$410 - Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque 32GB (2 x 16GB)

Release Date: May 2017

8. SSD (Solid State Drive)

$590 - Samsung 960 Pro Series (1TB)

Release Date: October 2016

9. Memory Fan

$55 - Corsair Dominator Airflow Platinum (because of the motherboard's location of the ssd, this fan can directly cool this as well)

Release Date: June 2014

10. Memory Boost

$82 - Intel Optane (32GB)

Release Date: April 2017

11. PSU (Power Supply Unit)

$160 - Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium (650 watts) (comes with fan)

Release Date: September 2016

Total: $2,975 (not including case)

(These are not affiliate links. This article was written on November 21, 2017)