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    Question AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
    Ans: HTPC/Playing games like Far Cry 2, Crysis 1, BF2 at High settings, 720p resolution
    Playing racing Games like Dirt 3 on Medium settings, 1080p

    2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
    Ans: Over all budget 17.5K, MAX 18K.

    3. Planning to overclock?
    Ans: Heard AMD Trinity are overclockable so yeah maybe in a year or two.

    4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
    Ans: Windows 7

    5. How much hard drive space is needed?
    Ans: Already have my 320GB+500GB Ext. HDD and an Internal 500GB HDD

    6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
    Ans: Nope, no monitor, wil use my Dell 17 inch for a while, then connect it to my TV when I get one

    7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
    Ans: HDD, DVD ROM, Monitor, Speakers

    8. When are you planning to buy the system?
    Ans:Jan 4th week.

    9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
    Ans: Assembler

    10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
    Ans: Chandigarh. Asked my Local assembler to arrange parts, if he can't get the ones I want he will get it from FK or some other Website.

    11. Anything else which you would like to say?
    Ans: I NEED this PC to last a while. By while I mean 5 Years. I know my HDD may give out, but that (and I may get a BDROM if prices fall) will be the only thing Ill be changing for the next 4-5 years. I need a mother board which has GOOD BUILD QUALITY, and I want all Parts to have a good AFTER SALES SERVICE in my region. I live in CHD so I guess that wont be a problem.

    Please note: In a day or 2 my local assembler will tell me the prices of the components and Ill list them here ASAP
    Here is my planned rig:
    Processor: AMD A10 5800K/5700
    Mother Board: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS/ASUS A55 alternatives/MSI FM2 A55 E33
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance
    PSU: Corsair CX430/Cooler Master Thunder 450/CoolerMaster GX450
    PC Case: A Mini Tower with MicroATX mobo support. Shortlisted Cooler Master Elite 361

    These are the things I want to buy! Please help me decide which of the 3 Motherboards should I go for and Which PSU.
    I know most people will tell me to go ahead with Corsair but Ive been hearing LOTS of DOA and Smoked in less than 8 month User Reviews. Worried about that!
    So let me know if the CM ones Ive listed are good or not, If they are and my dealer quotes a higher than 2.7K price for em Ill go with the Corsair.
    About the motherboard, PLS I REPEAT I WANT THE ONE WITH BEST BUILD QUALITY.
    And I would really like HDMI too, but only the MSI one has it. :'(
    But I guess a DVI to HDMI converter will do the job WITHOUT and loss in quality right?
    Thanks in Advance!
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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    NZXT Source 210 Elite (1 Front USB 3.0 port) @ 2.6K

    Asus F2A85-M-LE @ 5.7K( good mobo )

    Rest all fine...

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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    AMD A10-5800K @ 8.4K
    ASUS F2A85-M-LE MOTHERBOARD @ 5.72K (Smcinternational.in)
    G-Skill RipjawX 1600 MHz CL10 8GB X 1 @ 3K
    Corsair CX 430 V2 @ 2.6K
    Cooler Master Elite 361 @ 2.2K (Smcinternational.in)
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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    How about this cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advance Mini Tower Cabinet - Cooler Master: Flipkart.com
    IMO a good option for HTPC.
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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    Processor: Intel Pentium G 645 - Rs 3400
    Mother Board:ASUS MOTHERBOARD P8H 61-MLX - Rs 2800
    GPU - MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC - Rs 6850
    RAM: Corsair Value select 4GB - Rs1150
    PSU: Corsair CX430 - Rs 2500
    PC Case: Cooler Master Elite 361 - Rs 2200

    Total - Rs 18,900.

    Now you can honestly game like you should game and of course use it as a HTPC.It will game way better than a Trinity.

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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilus View Post
    AMD A10-5800K @ 8.4K
    ASUS F2A85-M-LE MOTHERBOARD @ 5.72K (Smcinternational.in)
    G-Skill RipjawX 1600 MHz CL10 8GB X 1 @ 3K
    Corsair CX 430 V2 @ 2.6K
    Cooler Master Elite 361 @ 2.2K (Smcinternational.in)
    Quote Originally Posted by draco21 View Post
    NZXT Source 210 Elite (1 Front USB 3.0 port) @ 2.6K

    Asus F2A85-M-LE @ 5.7K( good mobo )

    Rest all fine...
    Thats going over my budget! Like I said, max 18K
    This is my Secondary PC/Something Ill give to my younger brother so that is the Max I can spend on it! :'(



    Quote Originally Posted by saswat23 View Post
    It is but it only supports Mini ITX motherboards!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Incinerator View Post
    Processor: Intel Pentium G 645 - Rs 3400
    Mother Board:ASUS MOTHERBOARD P8H 61-MLX - Rs 2800
    GPU - MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC - Rs 6850
    RAM: Corsair Value select 4GB - Rs1150
    PSU: Corsair CX430 - Rs 2500
    PC Case: Cooler Master Elite 361 - Rs 2200

    Total - Rs 18,900.

    Now you can honestly game like you should game and of course use it as a HTPC.It will game way better than a Trinity.
    Sorry, forgot to mention it!
    I will add another GPU if I think I need it! A friend of mine has a HD6670, who has been using it for only 4 months, and He will upgrade soon(this June) to a GTX650ti, and he'll sell the HD6670 to me for 2.5K, Still in warranty for another 4 years so I guess thats a better option for me!
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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    About the GPU, is it DDR3 or DDR5??

    if DDR5 , then you wont need APU better go with G45 without GPU

    The only reason one gets a APU is if he cant get a GPU but you are getting one so no use of APU.

    it will also save you some money.

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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    Buddy, HD 6670, both the GDDR5 and the DDR3 version can work with the IGP HD 7660D in Hybrid Crossfire Mode. Only if OP is planning to get a higher end GPU then he can opt for a i3 3220 system. G645 is not recommended as OP has the budget for higher end Processors and the new Games like Far Cry 3 has already shown that the Pentium G series cause serious bottleneck in the game.
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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    FarCry 3 will be affected more by a non competent GPU than a non competent CPU.

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    Default Re: AMD Trinity based HTPC/Entry level Gaming PC

    Didn't get your point. I clearly mentioned that if OP is planning to add a powerful GPU later then he should opt for i3 3220. Even a A10-5800K is also better than G645 in terms of CPU performance. PildeDriver CPUs are also showing good scaling in Far Cry 3.
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