Edited by EboyIsNumeroUno, 31 March 2012 - 11:04 AM.
Need suggestions for building a gaming PC on a $900 budget.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:59 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:38 AM
Next consideration is the bigy for a gaming rig, Intel or AMD?
For mid-range cost and upgradeabllity of CPU without having to change your motherboard, I'd go AMD every time (can't be done with Intel CPUs)..Twin-core or quad CPU? For gaming I'd stick to dual-core as a quad -core would be wasted and cost you more. Quad-core would only be worthwhile if you do a lot of video editing or use programs designed for quad-core CPUs and games are definitely not.
For a video-card I'd go mid-level performance and cost with a model that has a good, quiet and non-standard fan (an ASUS GT 450 TOP comes to mind or a similar Radeon 5770 with a good fan). Spending big money on hardware would be a waste on modern gaming.
I always thought that games would keep being developed for PC and the hardware demands would just keep increasing. Not so now, PC gaming has been compromised and "consolized." See here.
Your case would be fine, especially if you added another fan.
A TV as a computer monitor? I don't think so
Just remember this when reading video-card and CPU review and comparisons, notice all the games they use for these tests are (oldish) games made for PC, not modern console games ported as PC games and that is just about all of them! It's all about game developer $$$. Consoles are common, high-end PCs aren't and are a shrinking market.
Edited by Lee, 01 April 2012 - 02:13 AM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
A TV as a computer monitor? I don't think so laugh.gif
i really don't see why not..
i bought my mum a samsung led tv that has a better response time and higher resolution than the monitor i'm using at the moment, picture is outstanding.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:16 PM
The price of a LED TV in the above size range is from $600 to $1000+
I plan on using a 47 - 55inch LED tv for my monitor
With a total system budget of $900 (computer build + monitor), "I don't think so" was fair comment.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:14 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:27 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:47 AM
Say...something like this : http://www.ibuypower...er_Paladin_D828
Also, what would you guys think about this TV. LG LE5400 http://www.presentat...0-and-32le5400/
I found one brand new on ebay for 800.00 Full Array LED (Which is what I want), 120Hz, but no local dimming? :/
Edited by EboyIsNumeroUno, 07 April 2012 - 01:14 AM.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:59 AM
Although I should have made it clear that the budget for my tv is separate from my computer budget.
As you were waxing lyrical in your first post about weather or not to buy a new and better case for your upcoming new build. i assumed you were not thinking about a new and expensive led TV as a monitor as separate from your PC build (if you can't afford a new case, a very expensive LED TV monitor doesn't really make sense). More power to you if you want to go that way.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:35 AM
As for using the tv to play computer games.. so far I'm looking for a tv that has Full Array LED, 120Hz, and if possible.. Local dimming, progressive scan rate, and internet capability (In case my mom doesn't want it hooked up to the pc but still wants netflix or something.)
As for the computer case, I seem to have a lot of trouble letting stuff go if there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. That's why I was wondering if I could just reuse it. I'm not sure the power switch connections would match up. The case is probably from 2001or something. Here are some pictures of it. Seems like it could still be a nice case at least for light gaming and what my mom would use it for...if it works...
Trying to fit a newer power supply in there might be a problem though if they are any bigger than the current ones..and don't they all install on the bottoms of the computer cases now?
And here is the connection for the power and reset switch:
Like I said I haven't seen a new case since...2003? So I don't know what kind of crazy things they've come up with. Anyway, thanks again for all your help!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:54 PM
If your case PSU is non-standard, I'd buy a new case.
Bottom fitting PSUs are very common in cases now, but my Antec Solo which is still available here and there (a new model is available but it is not as good), has the power supply in the top, stays very cool, is super quite and is never going to be replaced, regardless of my hardware changes
As for your TV as a monitor idea concerning your mother, well that sounds like a fine and generous idea, but as this is a computer forum, I'm not going to walk into the arena of LED TV recommendations. I don't own one and know very little about them. I'm sure there is forum debate and various recommendations on the Internet though, so it's worth googling and reading up on what is being said.
Edited by Lee, 07 April 2012 - 05:04 PM.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:31 PM
I went for the AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8120 Gaming Computer PC Tower Base Unit but asked them to take the graphics card out which saved on price there, then I bought an XFX Radeon 7870 DD Black edition through them (£206.50 Delivered though, but hey it was Christmas )
I already had a copy of Windows 7 ultimate x64 though.
This is only if you want a completely new pc, but its worth a look in my opinion,
hope it helps in some way
Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
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