Cheap HTPC/Mini gaming rig.

I have about $1000 NZD to spend (dont need os) and i am not sure to go with i3 or AMD APU. I want a compact mini itx rig in the bitfenix prodigy(or another case, i dont know but im open to ideas). Will be gaming on it and doing some photoshop/other applications. Mainly league of legends and homework stuff.

The other thing was not using mini itx format, i would prefer a compact rig though.
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  1. Builds i am looking at

    PCPartPicker part list: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9gj
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9gj/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9gj/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($171.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($316.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Other: HAF 912 ($120.00)
    Other: 8GB RAM ($90.00)
    Other: XFX 550w ($107.00)
    Other: HDD off Trade Me - 500gb ($70.00)
    Total: $1031.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 18:12 NZST+1200)

    PCPartPicker part list: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9jT
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9jT/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/1l9jT/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.95 @ Computer Lounge)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.95 @ Computer Lounge)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($316.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($129.95 @ Computer Lounge)
    Other: 8GB RAM ($90.00)
    Other: XFX 550w ($107.00)
    Other: HDD off Trade Me - 500gb ($70.00)
    Total: $1022.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 18:16 NZST+1200)
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