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October 18, 2012 7:47:50 AM

hi forums just need some and recommendations on this htpc gaming build i will need everything except ram mouse or keyboard yes i do need a os so include it please into your build this machine will be mostly to do some gaming like portal 2 l4d2 walking dead and maybe borderlands 2 my tv is 1080p but even if i have to go to 720p thats fine and budget is a issue i cant go over 500ish bucks

Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz 75

HIS H785F1G2M Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit 165

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 35.00

any dvd player plus Seagate Barracuda 500gb hdd 65.00

COOLER MASTER Elite 120 60.00

windows 7 or 8 100

ASUS P8H61-I R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel h61 93

grand total of 590 or second build


amd a10 5800k 129

corsair 430 watt builder psu 25

dvd player plus 500gb hdd 65

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16811204035... will this htpc work with a full size gpu 80

windows 7 or 8 whatever is selling at the time 100

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 39.99

guys i like the second build cause its only 430 bucks and if i dont like the perfomance of the amd trinity igp i could always just stick a 7850 later
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October 18, 2012 8:02:41 AM

You can't use the MB and CPU in your second build together.

My advice:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $521.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could get a 7770 and G2120 if you want to lower the price:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $500.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 18, 2012 8:17:53 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
You can't use the MB and CPU in your second build together.

My advice:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $521.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could get a 7770 and G2120 if you want to lower the price:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $500.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



What mobo can be used for trinity I'm confused I Luke your first build better but you forget about power supply and I don't need the ram have some spare ram lying around also shouldi give up on a htpc case and just get a mid tower
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October 18, 2012 8:21:23 AM

You can get whatever case you want. I just picked a random one.

Thanks for pointing out the PSU.

How does this look:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $527.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

EDIT: You could also go the mini-ITX way. You want a socket FM2 board for Trinity.
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October 18, 2012 8:27:47 AM

Newegg has a gtx 660 for 195 after Mir should I consider it over the 7850/7870
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October 18, 2012 8:34:20 AM

That's a pretty good deal. I suggest you get it.
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October 18, 2012 8:35:44 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
You can get whatever case you want. I just picked a random one.

Thanks for pointing out the PSU.

How does this look:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $527.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



EDIT: You could also go the mini-ITX way. You want a socket FM2 board for Trinity.



Best answer thanks only thing I'm editing about your build is that I'm splurging on the gpu the gtx 660 is 195 after Mir building a apu I thought may be cheaper but I don't know if a AMD a10 5800k is going to be good enough for 1080p on gaes Like birderlands 2 and barman
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October 18, 2012 8:36:15 AM

Best answer selected by peep1988.
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