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April 24, 2011 10:41:28 PM

I'm looking for a good build to play shooters on my 42" 1080p hdtv.I want to make sure it has an hdmi hook up.And the best graphics card for the job.I want it to play any shooters at the highest settings and resolutions smoothly.

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April 24, 2011 10:47:48 PM

ostitcho said:
I'm looking for a good build to play shooters on my 42" 1080p hdtv.I want to make sure it has an hdmi hook up.And the best graphics card for the job.I want it to play any shooters at the highest settings and resolutions smoothly.


Do you got a rough budget range?

We know plenty of setups that handle gaming at 1920 x 1080 (also know as 1080p on tv's ;)  ) but some can be very expensive. :ouch:  We dont want you exactly braking the bank. (unless thats you goal that is :lol: )

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April 24, 2011 11:02:03 PM

Need budget. If it is kinda high then consider building around...

i5 2500k
Radeon HD 6950


Regarding the HDTV... If you are considering playing on a 120Hz HDTV, then be advised that it does not work like a 120Hz monitor. A 120Hz HDTV only accepts 60Hz inputs; not 120Hz. HDTV does some video processing to insert interpolated frames so that the output is actually 120Hz. This is done for smoother movie/video playback and also give the video a "live" look; kind of like watching the news or sitcom. This video processing causes input lag in games so it best to set the HDTV to "game mode" or 60Hz.
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April 24, 2011 11:02:57 PM

For most people to appreciate the difference between 720P and 1080P you need at least 46 inch TV.

I play games on HDTV @ 1080P. I have 3 setups 70inch, 65 inch, and 50inch. I have 42 Inch HDTV 720P and 1080P is atmost the same. But again it can be subjective from person to person.

All my games are set to 1080P resolution.

With that i don't use the 42 inch for gaming. Its the TV in my exercise room

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April 24, 2011 11:17:03 PM

budget is 1700
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April 24, 2011 11:20:59 PM

how does the 6950 compare to the 6970/gtx 570/gtx 580?I saw that 6970 gets the highest fps.But i also hear that Radeon burns out faster than others.
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April 25, 2011 1:44:14 AM

Anyone?
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April 25, 2011 10:16:29 AM

ostitcho said:
Anyone?


Sorry about this but any questions or system recommendations from me will have to wait until I get back from school this afternoon (EST). [:huntluck]

Hopefully though someone else will be able to answer your questions while im away. :) 
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April 25, 2011 12:39:01 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition: $140

MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3(+) AMD 890FX: $145

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333: $90

HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $275 before $20 rebate

Corsair 750HX 750W *Modular*: $156 before $20 rebate

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD: $120 before $15 rebate

Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ: $65


That's around $991 before $55 in rebates, or $936. Not sure what you are looking for in a case, or if you have an OS available. You should be able to run the 955BE from 3.8GHz to 4GHz without difficulty on about any $30 after-market HSF -- folks generally prefer the CM hyper 212+ but the woods are full of decent coolers these days.

1920x1080p is effectively the same at 23-in or 42-inch. The HD6950 2Gb has a dual BIOS and can be easily 'modded' to perform beyond the level of an HD 6970. No problem.

You will have an excellent upgrade path when you are so inclined. You could crossfire the 6950 at x16/x16, or sell the card and move on to the upcoming Radeon HD 7XXX series. There is also the BD Zambezi upgrade available for your CPU when you feel 'froggy' and are ready to take that jump.

I recommend you focus in a number of areas. As the price of LCD panels and HD projectors continues to fall, for less than $1000 you are looking directly at an Eyefinity display, or creating a 'gaming wall' for your enjoyment.

And for $500-$600 you can build a nice sound system to go with that gaming wall :bounce: 
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April 25, 2011 1:18:54 PM

i5 2500k sandy bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072 -224$

SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5-54$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

its under your budget and can handle any game with ease.



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