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#1 Teisei

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

ok i can get a HDTV 32in for 200.oo and a 30in monitor costs about 1000.oo+

is there some great big problem with using a TV with a computer or is it just the normal computer gamer stuff of i can over clock my computer 8 times what even the highest game uses for resources junk?

if the resources really NEEDS to be there then it is ok i guess... but i would rather spend less money then pay extra money for some thing i wont fully use before i upgrade.

i did just build a new comp with a video card (450.oo) with:
core 880MHz
mem clock 1375MHz (5.5Gbps)
mem size 2GB
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so pretty much if im not going to have lines and bubbles dancing across the screen were they aren't supposed to be i would rather save some cash and get the bigger screen.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

I would need to know the specs of the tv and monitor to give you an educated answer-but typically, monitors provide a little faster response rate for gaming, but not always, in essence a monitor and a TV are pretty much the same thing, and if the 30 inch monitor your looking at is $1000 then I would say look elsewhere, I know you can find better deals then that.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

To be honest, I was expecting to see the prices the other way around, but my knowledge of hardware prices isnt too up to date anymore. If you're not big into gaming and want to kill two(or three! or four!) birds with one stone, then I'd get the TV, then you have a tv, monitor, bigger screen, bigger saving than the monitor, and even still 1000 for a monitor, as patriot says, I'd look elsewhere.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

The monitor will sport a much higher maximum resoultion than the TV as well. giving you much better detail and clarity than even a HDTV.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

thats a true statement-I didnt even think of max resolution, if you really like the high resolution, you can always just use a smaller monitor (say 24 inch) and will still get a much higher resolution then most 30 inch TVs, for far less, and if you want more desktop space, you can get two smaller monitors. I personally run a 23 in and a 22 inch monitor, both HD, for my personal computer.

Edited by the_patriot11, 09 September 2012 - 02:12 PM.

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