New HTPC (INTEL or AMD )

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
So my current htpc is old and decided to get a new one this Mar-Apr....

Max Budget 35K


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 -XBMC ,Games on 1080 p at Mid settings like GTA IV ,Fifa 13 ,other playable by Controller !!

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans:35k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans:no

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans:Windows 8 Pro (MRP 12990) Already Have One !!

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans:2 TB

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:NO

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

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans:Mar-Apr 2013

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

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:Ahmedabad ,Localy and online

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans:Add A Wifi Card and Cabinet should be placed Horizontally !!
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
Get A10-5800K + decent FM2 motherboard (A75/85 chipset) with HDMI port. Better than i3. You won't even need a discrete GPU and power consumption is also good.
 

max_snyper

Maximum Effort!!!!!!
I would back ICO's suggestion of getting a amd A10 series system,
It will be better than i3 for htpc class computer.
Look no further go for amd...!
 
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Ayuclack

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
Gona Get A Dedicated GPU like the 7750 ..... Then What Should I Get Never Gone With AMD Way !!
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
Intel i3 3220 - Rs 7100
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - Rs 4300
Corsair Value Ram 4 GB - Rs 1150
GPU - GTX 650ti - Rs 10300
HDD - 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 - Rs 6000
SMPS - CORSAIR SMPS-CX430V2 - Rs 2450
Cabinet - Cooler Master Elite 120 - Rs 3200

Total Rs 34,500.

You want a HTPC but you are leaning a bit too much on gaming too. Hence this config should go just fine getting you the best of both worlds.



The config will suffice your specified requirements for some (a long) time.................. to come.
 

Chaitanya

Cyborg Agent
Confused For CPU....


INTEL Core i3 3220 VS AMD A10 VS AMD FX8350

i3 is power saving strong single threaded processor with QUICKSYNC tech for video conversion support

A10 is processor with best IGP on this planet(good enough to play games @1600*900 med

FX 8350 is a power hungry performance monster ( a bit too much for HTPC :-D)

I think for HTPC i3 is better suited, but you also want gaming so get A10
 
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Ayuclack

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
Better Go With A APU Then I Think ....

If We Compare the Best Bang for Buck For CPU Performance Then Which One Is The Winner ... My Thought Will Be with i3!!
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
Intel i3 3220 - Rs 7100
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - Rs 4300
Corsair Value Ram 4 GB - Rs 1150
GPU - GTX 650ti - Rs 10300
HDD - 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 - Rs 6000
SMPS - CORSAIR SMPS-CX430V2 - Rs 2450
Cabinet - Cooler Master Elite 120 - Rs 3200

Total Rs 34,500.

You want a HTPC but you are leaning a bit too much on gaming too. Hence this config should go just fine getting you the best of both worlds.



The config will suffice your specified requirements for some (a long) time.................. to come.
+500
but HDD should be Caviar black or blue
 
^ Let me try to simplify things for you;

> I3 and A10 are almost neck-to-neck in performance.
> Integrated graphics of A10 are way better than that of i3.
> That leaves you with two options- a) get an i3 + graphic card or b) get just an A10.
> if you go for option 'a' you may probably get a cheap card which will spoil your gaming experience and add to the cost too.
> if you go with option 'b' you can run all the multimedia stuff as well as get decent gaming performance without spending more.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
^The GTX 650Ti is much better than the IGP in the A10.. How will getting a GTX 650 ti spoil the gaming experience, but using IGP will not ?..
And what exactly do you mean by multimedia stuff..??
And look at the bright side, if he goes for intel route, atleast he has an upgrade path (even though it's insignificant, ivybridge will be obsolete by the time he upgrades)

AnandTech - Bench - CPU
Both of them are almost similar, the difference will arise when using the IGP of A10 vs a dedicated GTX 650ti

Here's another good config

Intel Core i5-3330 11.5K
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - Rs 4300
Corsair Value Ram 4 GB - Rs 1150
GPU - HD7770 - Rs 8K
HDD - 2TB WD Caviar Blue/Seagate Barracuda - Rs 6100
SMPS - CORSAIR SMPS-CX430V2 - Rs 2450
Cabinet -CMElite310 - Rs 1900
Total 35500

not being an intel fanboy but the i5 should destroy all FM2 based processors
 

saswat23

Human Spambot
HD 7770 for 1080p gaming is not a wise choice.
Better get an i3 or A10 and add a card like HD 7850.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
yeah i3 + 7850 is tempting as well :S
Btw, can anyone please verify Seagate 2 TB based drives, if they have a failure rate ?.. at this point all 2TB based drives are dodgy (except maybe WD Black ones)
 
^ I agree that gtx650ti is way better than a10's IGP, but I never said gtx650ti is going to spoil the experience.

if you go for option 'a' you may probably get a cheap card which will spoil your gaming experience and add to the cost too.

Notice the word cheap... IF he goes for i3 + cheap card, that will spoil the experience. GTX650ti will deferentially give some good gaming time.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
@Nerevarine the Toshiba performs better than a WD blue anyday but not as good as the black.The Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a killer HDD at the moment in PPR category.

Intel Core i5-3330 11.5K
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - Rs 4300
Corsair Value Ram 4 GB - Rs 1150
GPU - HD7770 - Rs 8K
HDD - 2TB WD Caviar Blue/Seagate Barracuda - Rs 6100
SMPS - CORSAIR SMPS-CX430V2 - Rs 2450
Cabinet -CMElite310 - Rs 1900
Total 35500

not being an intel fanboy but the i5 should destroy all FM2 based processors


+1 .......Looks very tempting for the price. Edit :But for that money you can also get an i5 3470. That would make your config even better.
 
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Ayuclack

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
Here the Final Config

Intel Core i3 3220 7200
ASUS P8B75-V Motherboard OR MSI 6500
Corsair Value Ram 4 GB 1200
GPU - HD7770 8000
HDD Segate Baracuda 2TB 6500
Corsair CX430 V2 2500
CM Elite 361 2300
Sony DVD (Will Upgrade to bluray) 1000


Total----------------------------- 35200

Is This OK or any Changes Needed
 
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