HTPC/ gaming build advice Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Build New Build Systems Last response: December 10, 2012 6:08 PM in Systems Share Bunnyhogman November 30, 2012 5:27:17 PM Hello, Looking for advice on a new build for a living room HTPC/gaming at 1080p rig. some parts I am considering: case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... haven't thought much about mobo or GPU & I am running under the assumption about 8Gigs of RAM would be enough. I haven't built a system in some time. All helpful advice is appreciated. More about : htpc gaming build advice | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Bunnyhogman Register or log in to remove o1die Homebuilt system Master Gaming Expert November 30, 2012 7:05:27 PM I wouldn't buy any 8 core amd cpu; it's overkill and wastes too much energy. An i3 or one of the new trinity amd cpus is more than adequate. | Report abuse Reply to o1die Bunnyhogman December 10, 2012 6:08:17 PM Thanks for the advice. Can the Trinity chips handle gaming at 1080p? I was under the impression they could not. Maybe the I-3 and a dedicated gpu would be best. Lower power, etc. Any thoughts on a gpu, anyone? | Report abuse Reply to Bunnyhogman Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HTPC/ gaming build advice> Related ressources: ForumNeed advice on my Gaming HTPC build ForumNeed advice for HTPC gaming build ForumAdvice on New LGA2011 Build ( HTPC & Moderate Gaming ) ForumGaming HTPC build for living room. Need Advice on build ForumHTPC/Gaming build , Need Advice ! ForumAdvice on new build ! ~1100 Gaming /Media HTPC /Server ForumFirst HTPC + Infinitv4 Build Advice ForumBuild Advice : $800 HTPC & Low-End Gaming PC ForumGaming Rig / HTPC High End Build Advice ForumFirst time builder seeks HTPC build advice ForumHTPC Build advice on my parts and needs. ForumJumping in to the HTPC build and need some advice Forum$450 Hardware Budget HTPC Build Advice (First time builder) ForumHTPC build v1.0 all comments/ advice appreciated ForumNew HTPC Build Advice ForumRecycled Parts HTPC build -in need of video card advice ForumHTPC build advice for i5 2500K ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNeed advice for HTPC gaming build Forum[Solved] Advice on new build! ~1100 Gaming/Media HTPC/Server More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !