Hi good folks. I'm getting together the game/movie/work room for the family. Id just get a build for pure gaming but I would never hear he end of it. That said, I need help with all the stuff!
Approximate Purchase Date: Middle-end of October
Budget Range: 2500-4000 (I need monitor, keyboard etc, have sound system)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore gaming, movies, vid editing, (is it possible for one of us to play games while another of us watches movies on another monitor, possibly in another room?) stream content.So I guess we are looking for a Home theater that can game and do power and graphic intensive work.
Parts Not Required: we need all new
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whatever you folks think is best!
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: by brand or type I am thinking intel? But again its what will work best
Overclocking: Maybe, I would like performance out of the box, but if the work has to be done and I will get shelf life I am happy.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: best resolutions for movies, gaming. Higher= better?
Additional Comments: Please an ultra quiet machine! We would like to get a 24-30" monitor for movies(blueray, 3d etc) cordless keyboard, mouse and controllers. I have a great 5.1 sound system I want to hook into it. And I guess I want the Solid State drives for operating system and applications.
Have to agree - I don't think I'd want to impact the cpu/graphics on the gaming PC when you could build two "purpose built" PCs.
The small HTPC and the gaming PC could both access either their own DVDs or the images on a Network drive. This would also allow the HTPC to be used for other things as well as movies should the need/desire arise. It can also be connected to a second input on the Gaming monitor.
If your going to game on a 27"-30" screen that uses 2560 resolution, you are going to need a lot of graphics power to drive it. That PC is likely to be "warm" and will not be ultra quiet as you keep it cool. Sorry. At 1920, you are more likely to get total noise levels closer to where you'd like them, but never "HTPC Quiet".
If you game at lower than the screen's native resolution (eg, 30" @ 1920), other quality issues can occur that might or might not bother you. AFAIK, the largest screen that supports 1920x1200 resolution is (or was) 27". I have one from Dell, dunno if its still made or if there are others. Google will help you.
I honestly think you'll be more versatile and satisfied with two builds.
So my other question is then, whats he largest size monitor I can get for an ultra quiet hardcore gaming pc with tvout?
Depends on how much you want to spend. HDTV's are just big computer monitors, most come with a PC input so I say just hook it up to a HDTV. If you get a 1080p HDTV, it won't matter what size the screen is... the computer will be pushing the same resolution so gaming performance will be the same. So it's up to you: 47"... 55"... 100"??! Whatever fits your room and budget.
That said, smaller screens of the same resolution have higher image quality. Most cheap PC monitors are TN technology, and not suited for vid-editing. IPS or 120hz monitors can get expensive.
So what any suggestions on a monitor that is good for vid editing? Esp since we are going to go and do the Home theater pc, I need to make sure the vid editing is going to be taken care of or im toast!
One last bit, I need to know about the future proofing. Though we are doing this now, we are not likely to do another build anytime soon!