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Outputting to 32 inch tv

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May 18, 2010 10:05:31 PM

Date of Purchase-Immediately
Need all parts
Want to use AMD
Budget:650
primary purpose is media and some gaming. Mainly the game flight simulator X.
Additional comments: I am building this system for a friend, and the part that im concered about is he wants to output this to a 32 inch lcd tv. The power supply size and converns me and what type of video card I should use when outputting to this size of a screen. Anyone have any advice on this?

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May 19, 2010 9:44:17 AM

the size of the screen is irrelevant, only the resolution.

of its a 1080i screen, then it will be a very low res screen and wont need much of a GPU/PSU. but if its an expensive 1080p model it may need something more powerful to run at native res.
May 19, 2010 1:34:44 PM

Part of that is true, part of that isn't.

The resolution is the only part that matters. However, between 1080i and 1080p, there isn't much of a power difference. You can get good performance at 1080p without spending a boat load of money.

When you say you need everything, do you mean you also need the OS, keyboard and mouse? I'll be honest with you, it's going to be difficult to get a good build with all of that in it for that budget...

Here's a build with the OS:

CPU: X3 440 $75
Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 and HD 5770 $220 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
Case/HDD: Rosewill Blackbone and Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $70
Optical/PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W and cheap SATA DVD burner $49 after rebate
OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $100

Total: $624

Without the OS:

CPU: X3 440 $75
Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5770 $250 after rebates
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $120
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20

Total: $630

The main difference in the builds is that the second one has a lot of room to expand (Crossifre, larger/better case, larger/better PSU), so it's much more future proof.
May 20, 2010 12:01:47 AM

admiral, most 1080i screens actually have a native res of 1366x768. this is considerably lower than the 1920x1080 res of full HD screens, and certainly would allow for a much less powerful GPU.
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