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February 16, 2012 3:12:47 AM

Hello, I currently own a Vizio 50 inch 1080i plasma, I would like to build a gaming PC for $700 and get good performance at 1080i. I also will be streaming HD. I like a wide spectrum of games from the graphics intensive FPS to processor punishing strategy simulations like europa universalis and its ilk. What components are best for gaming on a big HDTV? Is AMD better bang for buck or would it definitely be better to go with intel? Thank you in advance for your help.

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February 16, 2012 3:31:27 AM

Ok thanks g-unit here goes:
Approximate Purchase Date: within 1 month

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, and HD video

Parts Not Required: Monitor ( want to use on bigscreen ), any peripherals

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type ATX

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1080i not sure what that is in pixels
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February 16, 2012 3:41:06 AM

Make sure that the TV can display at a 1080p COMPUTER resolution.
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February 16, 2012 3:44:54 AM

It does i recently have had a friends comp hooked up to it and it will display 1080p @ 60 Hz
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February 16, 2012 3:55:07 AM

Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
CPU: 3.10GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz - $38.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 500GB - $89.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99

Total: $733.89
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February 16, 2012 4:11:37 AM

Thanks again Gunit would a cpu cooler be a good idea to add on as well or can you overclock the i5 with the stock cooler?
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February 16, 2012 4:15:51 AM

gity69 said:
Thanks again Gunit would a cpu cooler be a good idea to add on as well or can you overclock the i5 with the stock cooler?


The only way you can overclock is if you go for the 2500K and that will run an extra $50 - pushing the budget to $800. With that you will need a cooler - something like the Hyper 212 Evo.

The i5-2400 that I linked to is not an unlocked CPU which means that it cant be overclocked, and with that you're fine using the stock cooler.
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February 27, 2012 11:04:25 PM

Best answer selected by gity69.
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