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#1 crackjuice

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

this is my first build and the only reason to build this computer is gaming. my budget is around $1000 not including a monitor. and how much would a good monitor cost that would fit the computer?

-not recycling any old parts
-OS included in budget
-RTS games like AoE3, C&C, DoW

i would like the case to have good wire management, looks would be nice but not necessary by any means.

THANKS

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:50 PM

You have a good budget, if your monitor is not included within it.

Case: LIAN LI PC-A05FNA Silver Aluminum ATX - This is a mid-ATX case and should serve you well. If you are going to be using more than one graphics card, you may want to get a full ATX case. Lian Li makes good cases. $89

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - Part of Intel's newest chipset alphabet soup, this will work. $114

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - No, this isn't Ivy Bridge, but you get a good CPU for gaming. $209

GPU: DIAMOND 7850PE52G Radeon HD 7850 2GB - This is a solid mid-range graphics card. Given your games, I don't think you need one much more powerful than this. $269

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 - Unless you are going to be using more than one GPU, this will do nicely. $69

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - If you're gaming, you only really need 8GB. This is a single stick of RAM, so you can easiliy upgrade to more RAM later. $69

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB - This should be enough. With a higher budget, I would have suggested an SSD paired with this drive. $79

ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - A simple drive. $18

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64-bit - You need this. $99

Grand Total: $1,022 (Before taxes, rebates, and shipping)

As for a monitor, I would go for an IPS monitor IF it had a refresh speed of 8ms or less. TN monitors are far less expensive, but they don't look as good. While you're at it, go for LED backlighting as it makes contrast even better. Monitors with 1920 x 1200 resolutions are dedicated PC monitors and, given that manufacturers cannot simply use television panels, cost more.

ASUS VS229H-P Black 21.5" - A surprisingly good IPS monitor. $163
LG IPS235V-BN Black 23" - A bit better. $239
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24" - This is one of Dell's professional 1920 x 1200 monitors and I own one. It is expensive, but it is also a quality monitor. $339

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

wow thanks a lot man! finally somebody replied! haha, also what is an acceptable frames per second for todays rts and fps games? also i could just use my tv for the monitor right? its a vizio and i think its 32" not sure. it has 3 hdmi ports. and what is the difference between nvidia and amd graphics cards?

Edited by crackjuice, 03 May 2012 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:44 AM

No matter what game you play, you want to target 60 FPS, assuming the monitor is 60Hz. Yes, you could use your TV as your monitor.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Nvidia and AMD graphics do the same thing, performance is what matters. Differences between the two companies in terms of architecture is much more substantial. Most monitors are TV screens if they are TN-based. Once you reach screens that are IPS or run at 1920 x 1200 resolution, those are dedicated computer monitors.

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