HTPC/ gaming build advice Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Build New Build Systems Product 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 o1die a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !