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#1 ghost001

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:09 PM

im looking to play some high in games and maybe a little internet. im plan to connect to a (Panasonic VIERA 46" 1080p) via HDMI.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:27 PM

Looks good, but keep some things in mind. PSU's that come with PC cases aren't, usually, very good. You might want to purchase one from a reputable company, like Corsair or Silverstone. Also, depending on the case, some graphics cards will not fit into mid tower cases. I had a mid tower case and the hard drive cage blocked me from installing cards longer than the GeForce 8800 GTS 640, the GTX 260 is an even longer card. Also, remember, you will need a 64-bit OS to use all 4 GB of memory.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:35 PM

ok ive been looking at the reviews for the case they say it might fit, if not ill just get another case, its no big deal, with the memory ill go with Corsair. and im using 32-bit XP, ( i know it will read only 3GBs)

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:33 PM

You may want to get a beefier graphics card. Using a big screen like that, an X2 graphics card, specifically the ATI 4870 X2 which is considerably more expensive, or a dual card configuration of SLI or Crossfire maybe a good decision if you want to play newer games, and new games in the future. If not, you will probably be alright, but you may need a graphics upgrade shortly after to maintain steady framerate in newer games to be released in the future.
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:55 PM

i not going with ATI. i know they have the best card out right now, i juust hate them.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:08 PM

You could always SLI the 260, that should provide more graphical horsepower. You would need to have a better PSU, though.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:35 PM

new question i want to run this computer on a 19" lcd and a (Panasonic VIERA 46" 1080p) via HDMI, but i dont want dual screens i want to Switch between them.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

What's the question? If it is, can you do it, I would say yes. However, there is no HDMI port on the GTX 260, you would need a dongle to go from HDMI to DVI. If the Viera has a DVI port, you can connect both with DVI.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:43 PM

Yea i would definatly looking to SLi or Crossifre cuz i dont think 1 260 will be able to do 1080p on a 46" and have good fps. Might want to read up on that to see what will work well on that
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:47 PM

You would also need a powerful PSU to pull off SLI with two GTX 260's. Is this going to be a home theater PC with a gaming PC's performance?

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

im looking to watch movies on the 46" lcd and play the games on the 19".. but what would be the best why to do that 1 dvi out to a splitter then 1 to 19 and 1 to 46, or have a switch 1 to 19 and 1 to 46, and just switching between them??

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:38 PM

You could get a DVI splitter. That would work, so would a DVI switcher.

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