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Sufficient components for upcoming BUDGET Gaming Build

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February 1, 2012 9:36:56 PM

Hi, im currently planning a budget gaming build for around the $300 mark. Dont let your jaws hit the floor just yet i am reusing my case, hdd, and disk drive. I am only upgrading my mobo, cpu, ram, psu, and gpu for the time being.

I am aiming to run games like Skyrim (Which I plan to mod), BF2:BC, COD: WAW, BF3, and eventually SW: TOR; all at High - Ultra settings with low AA and AF at 720p

My parts at the moment:

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX

XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Is it doable with this current set up?
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February 1, 2012 9:47:08 PM

720p is a lower resolution that a 19 inch widescreen monitor so even if you cant run at ultra settings all the time it will play any of those games at decent settings
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February 2, 2012 1:52:54 AM

Outlander_04 said:
720p is a lower resolution that a 19 inch widescreen monitor so even if you cant run at ultra settings all the time it will play any of those games at decent settings


not sure i understand what you mean about the 19in monitor. If i plan to get a 22in monitor will 720p still look fine on it if i had to resort to it to get good fps?
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February 2, 2012 2:59:40 AM

charon711 said:
not sure i understand what you mean about the 19in monitor. If i plan to get a 22in monitor will 720p still look fine on it if i had to resort to it to get good fps?


720p is a screen resolution .
The screen has 1280 pixels by 720

A regular 19 inch widescreen monitor has 1440 x 900

So a 720p screen has 921600 pixels for the graphics card to calculate and draw
The 19 inch monitor has 1296000 pixels to calculate and draw

That means a game would run lower frames per second . or you'd have to turn the image quality down to get the same fps .

The size of the screen is not important . The number of pixels to be calculated is .
Most newer models of LCD screen are 1080p [ though there are exceptions]
A 1080p is 1920 x1080 = 2.073,600 pixels

1080p is a challenging resolution for a Radeon 6770 .
If you are eventually getting a 1080p screen then you will need to consider a more powerful graphics card
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February 2, 2012 3:14:42 AM

Lol not any time soon. Though the monitor i get will probably be rated for 1080p i'll most likely run it at 720p or maybe a little higher. Would that work?
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February 2, 2012 5:18:44 PM

No

The monitor has a fixed number of pixels so if you run it at a lower resolution the image is slightly fuzzy .

You would always be better off running at the screens native resolution and lowering the game detail settings till you get high enough fps
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February 3, 2012 1:57:00 AM

oh ok.

so just always run the game in the screens native res.

What about tv's that can be used as monitors and have multiple res approved settings?
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February 3, 2012 3:33:29 AM

charon711 said:
oh ok.

so just always run the game in the screens native res.

What about tv's that can be used as monitors and have multiple res approved settings?


LCD tv also has a native resolution , and its always best to run at that resolution , but some scale images to full screen .

If you are using a TV then find the setting in your graphics card driver software where you can enable Vsync. Monitors can handle it if they get too many fps , but some TV's could be damaged if you went over 60 fps [ on a 60 HZ tv]
Vsync will set the computer to run at a refresh rate the tv can handle
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February 3, 2012 11:07:02 AM

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February 3, 2012 11:07:07 AM

Ok thanks! you've been so helpful. I really appreciate it.
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February 3, 2012 12:02:01 PM

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