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)
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.
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.....
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......