HTPC Build for gaming Tags: New Build Gaming Intel Systems Product Last response: June 15, 2010 3:54 PM in Systems Share fshaharyar June 15, 2010 7:37:04 AM Hello Guys, I am in the dilemma of choosing Intel or AMD right now my budget is around $310 that amounts to 14,500 INR with Taxes inlcuded I need a PC for my brother with HTPC capability and bit of gaming as well like DMC4, Crysis Warhead on a minimum setting. my choices went for AMD as it offers better IGP in MB's but brute force is on intel side e7400 one more thing is it better to have sideport memory or not in gaming MB which are offered by 785 series should I go for DDR3 or DDR2 in RAM as there will be a difference of 10% in them. need a lot of suggestion help me out guys Thanks and Regards More about : htpc build gaming Transmaniacon a b 4 Gaming June 15, 2010 3:02:02 PM You have 2 options really: AMD Athlon II X2 + AM3 785/790/etc. or Intel Core i3-530 + H55 Motherboard (These new i3 chips have the GPU built into them. Both are great for displaying HD content in a HTPC situation, however gaming will be very limited. DDR3 RAM is the same price as DDR2 RAM now, plus DDR2 RAM is outdated and if you follow either of the paths I listed above, DDR3 is required. m 0 l batuchka a b 4 Gaming June 15, 2010 3:54:19 PM At your budget something like a Biostar A785G, best u can go is 1024 x 768 low really DDR3 as the sun has gone down on DDR2 platforms ^^ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice needed - HTPC / Gaming Build for a friend Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum SolvedNeeds Second Opinion on This HTPC/Gaming Build Forum Solvedbudget htpc build for pc gaming & emulation Forum SolvedAdvice! Hybrid HTPC/Gaming, First time build! Forum SolvedHTPC Silverstone GD05 Build Add Gaming GPU Forum SolvedGaming/HTPC, Everything Build Forum SolvedUpgrade options htpc/gaming build Forum SolvedAdvice for an HTPC Gaming Build for $800 ? Forum SolvedThoughts on this HTPC/Gaming Build... Forum SolvedWant to build a HTPC/Steam Gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed advice with gaming htpc first build Forum SolvedGaming ITX htpc build log Forum SolvedMini-ITX HTPC / light gaming build, <$800 Forum SolvedHTPC Build Help - A little bit of blu-ray, no couch gaming Forum SolvedNeed a second opinion on this HTPC/Gaming build [updated] Forum SolvedSub $450 build verification (HTPC and light Gaming) Forum SolvedHTPC/Gaming Build - Looking for ways to lower costs Forum SolvedMini-itx build, HTPC and light gaming Forum SolvedHTPC/Light Gaming Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !