HTPC Build for gaming Tags: New Build Gaming Intel Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Transmaniacon 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 DDR3 RAM is the same price as DDR2 RAM now, plus DDR2 RAM is outdated and if you follow either of the paths I listed above, DDR3 is required. | Report abuse batuchka Gaming Authority 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 ^^ | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HTPC Build for gaming> Related ressources: ForumNew build : HTPC and occasional gaming for Forumchoose card for gaming and HTPC in new PC build ForumHTPC /TV 1080P Gaming Build ForumHTPC Gaming Build - suggestions/feedback/help appreciated ForumWhich build is better for a gaming htpc ForumHTPC / gaming build advice ForumHELP - HTPC - Gaming Build - Power\GPU question - Antec ISK 310-150 ForumHTPC Build that can handle gaming ForumNoob Here: Will this gaming/htpc build work? ForumBudget build HTPC /photoshop and minor gaming ForumNeed advice on my Gaming HTPC build ForumHTPC/Gaming Build Forum~$1000 HTPC / Gaming Build ForumHtpc gaming build please review ForumLooking to build an HTPC /Medium Gaming PC (2 PC's?) ForumNeed advice for HTPC gaming build ForumLatest build HTPC/GAMING ForumAny feedback/suggestions on this HTPC/Gaming build ForumFirst Build , hybrid HTPC / Medium duty gaming ; $500-$750 ForumBitFenix HTPC/Gaming Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !