Just because you need a new PC doesn't mean the entire thing is trash. Your existing (broken) PC still has a working bluray drive. In fact, there's probably only one piece that needs to be replaced and the whole machine will be up and running.My 10 year old gateway windows 7 desktop that I was using as an HTPC died this morning. I was using the computer only to play MKV rips of dvds and blu rays connected to my 4k tv - really as an alternative to a stand alone blu ray player. I know to many a stand alone is more convenient, but the HTPC works for me because it enables me to connect the audio via usb to my usb dac. I was considering a higher end blu ray player such as an oppo 205, which would have sound quality that would rival my usb dac, but they are very expensive on the pre-owned market. I have a friend who would assist with building one, but for my limited purpose was hoping for suggestions for an off the rack pc, preferably something that would resemble a stand alone player in terms of small form factor, but that is not absolutely necessary. thank you. PS I would need a blu ray drive as I was using my PC also to perform the ripping.