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GeForce GTX260 for use on 32" LCD TV?

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August 6, 2009 10:52:18 PM

So I'm building a barebones computer and I was looking for advice as to if its enough and mainly if the video card is enough for the TV i plan on using for the monitor.

I was planning on using a Nvidia GeForce GTX260 and hooking it up to a Samsung - 32" Class 5 Series - 1080p - 60Hz - LCD HDTV w/ a 60,000/1 contrast ratio. The computer use will be normal use, internet browsing, movies, etc., with lots of multi-tasking. I will be doing lots of mid-ranged graphical gaming, I just wanted to know if that card would be enough for great gaming.

My roommate used a 9800GTX on a 40" and can play Crysis with an amazing picture.

Heres the specs of the system I was going to build, tell me what you think.

-AMD Phenom II X3 (Triple Core) 710 (2.6GHz - 6MB L3 Cache) (Socket AM3)
-Asus M3A78 Motherboard
4x 240pin DDR2-1066/800, Max 8GB
1x PCI-Express x16 Slot
2x ATA-133 Drives; 6x SATA2 Drives
-4GB - PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066)
(Dual Channel Kit)
-Western Digital 640GB 7200 RPM SATA2 Hard Drive
-NVidia Geforce GTX260 - 896MB
(448Bit DDR3 @ 1998MHz Memory)
-20X Lightscribe DVD+/-RW
-Star 680 Watt Power Supply (Quad Core Certified)
-iMicro CA-859SV3 Silver X-Blade Gaming Case
-3 Year Direct Repair / Replacement Warranty (With Free Lifetime Tech Support)
-Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit)

All for $1070.95 out the door...

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August 6, 2009 11:10:32 PM

Are you building through Newegg.com? That's not a bad price, but I threw together a rig pretty similar to that for a friend recently through Newegg and it was a little cheaper then that even after shipping.

Also, give these parts a thought if you are ordering from Newegg:
Antec Nine Hundred
Corsair 750W

And to answer your question, yes. A GTX 260 will do 1080p just fine. :) 
August 6, 2009 11:10:50 PM

Well if you want some serious performance one GTX260 is not enough for 1920x1080. I will suggest 2x GTX260 or you can wait for the new DX11 cards to come.
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August 6, 2009 11:12:50 PM

The card will be enough, but you might want to get a better CPU......

The 720BE sells for 119.99 (20.00$ more) and it is 200Mhz faster. On top of that it is a Black Edition CPU meaning you can overclock to 3.2Ghz (400Mhz increase) just by raising the multiplier... If you don't understand the meaning of all this, keep reading here in forums and you will find out...

With that amount of money you can build a better/faster PC but if you are buying the barebone because of the warranty then go ahead.....
August 7, 2009 12:54:26 AM

I'm going with barebones because it is convienent, and recomendations are appreciated...
a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 1:04:41 AM

The problem with bare bones is that it's an already pre-configured pc and there is very little headroom to play with.... If you choose your parts individually you end up with a beefier system that in turn will last longer and require less upgrading down the road......
a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 1:53:35 AM

With that cash may I suggest this?

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $1,057.06 Shipped to your door in 3 days or less.... And you have a 20.00$ rebate

It does not get any better than that... ALL THE PARTS ON THIS LIST ARE SUPERIOR TO ALL THE PARTS ON THE BARE-BONE, exept for the hard-drive and OS.....


Every single piece of hardware has warranty, and as long as you take care of the PC you wont be needing any......
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