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August 29, 2012 10:45:08 PM

Would a rig with a i5 ivy 3570 running an hd 7870 look and do better than a PS3 with Skyrim?

Will be using an Sharp Aquos 40" LED LCD tv at 1080p... :bounce:  :bounce: 

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a c 291 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 10:55:00 PM

It would look 10 times better than PS3 :D  Not only it would run at native 1080p resolution and get 60 fps (instead for 720p and 30 fps), it would also have higher resolution textures, more effects and generally better graphics. Good luck gaming!
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 10:57:54 PM

Not necessarily - there may be ghosting and pixel issues depending on how far you sit from the TV. Personally I could never game on a TV. Just doesn't work for me.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 10:58:59 PM

Smeg, he asked if it would be better than PS3 ;) .
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 11:01:47 PM

Sunius said:
Smeg, he asked if it would be better than PS3 ;) .


Well of course, but there are other issues the OP should be aware of.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 11:03:01 PM

Well, I'm sure if he didn't notice those issues while playing the PS3, he will not notice them while playing on PC either!
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August 29, 2012 11:04:50 PM

What is ghosting?

Right now I HTMI out of my wifes laptop to do some web surfing and to watch movies and I sit about 2 or 3 feet from it and it looks GREAT. If I want to spend the money to get an i5 ivy 3570 with that HD 7870 plus all the mod stuff I want I have to skip the monitor...but thats ok, I love this TV.
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 11:07:24 PM

Yes it will look great on a TV. Just make sure you sit back the same distance as you would playing PS3.

Just remember that you won't like the PS3 anymore after you switch. Uncharted 3 for example is a good game and looks great by PS3 standards but the low res textures, jagged lines and 720p upscale are very noticeable after playing PC at 1080p :) 
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August 29, 2012 11:19:12 PM

Skyrim SUCKS on the PS3. 720p, lags all the time and the graphics are really bad. And lets not forget the fact we will never know when Danguard will be released.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 11:31:10 PM

The only downside to the switch is the controller is a lot easier to setup and play sitting on your couch. A computer really needs to be played on a desk, in which case a monitor is ideal.
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 6:02:01 AM

vaiguy1 said:
What is ghosting?

Right now I HTMI out of my wifes laptop to do some web surfing and to watch movies and I sit about 2 or 3 feet from it and it looks GREAT. If I want to spend the money to get an i5 ivy 3570 with that HD 7870 plus all the mod stuff I want I have to skip the monitor...but thats ok, I love this TV.


TV's generally don't have the response times of monitors, hence the chance of ghosting. If you don't notice, well, then don't worry about it.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 6:25:56 AM

bystander said:
The only downside to the switch is the controller is a lot easier to setup and play sitting on your couch. A computer really needs to be played on a desk, in which case a monitor is ideal.



can always get a usb control for the best of both worlds.
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 6:36:24 AM

pixel issues, ghosting, input lag, generally poor image quality due to no 4:4:4 chroma subsampling support. PC gaming with an HDTV is a gamble. depending on the person and the TV, it can either be quite enjoyable, or a disappointment.

i suggest you research your tv's performance in PC usage either by googling and looking at others experience with it and the issues mentioned above, or simply try it out yourself with a normal desktop with an HDMI output. you don't need to play games to test these issues as they are present in every day use.
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August 30, 2012 8:32:45 AM

Thanks guys, here are my tv specs if it helps...

40" Sharp Aquos Full backlit LED LCD
Built in WiFi
120Hz refresh rate
Quad pexel - red, blue, green, AND yellow
16:9 full HD 1080p
10,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Response time: 4ms
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 10:21:56 PM

I don't have time to do research now but check if that TV has a "game" mode. I have an LG 3D 55 incher in the lounge that I sometimes play games on with PC and PS3 and use a Sony 3D 32 incher for my pc and both have a "game" mode. This mode turns off all the background effects and basically makes it a computer monitor with no input lag, it's great!

Yes some TV's are not good but it's the same with anything. If you buy a $400 TV, it's going to be crap compared to a $1000 TV. I really like the Sharp TV you got, a solid, good quality TV.
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 11:12:32 PM

Youll be fine, it will look and play alot better than the PS3, for sure!

You've got a good refresh rate, there'll be differences compared to a dedicated gaming monitor, but the remaining issues will not be noticeable if you are used to gaming on the PS3.

The only other thing is viewing distance. Pixel density on a 40" 1080p screen is pretty dismal so sit back.

Anyways definitely go for it get the better system and enjoy it on your tv, ignore the graphics whores!
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September 10, 2012 6:01:36 PM

It does have a game and PC mode...KEWL!
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 10, 2012 7:03:38 PM

dudewitbow said:
can always get a usb control for the best of both worlds.

I always thought the best of the PC world included the mouse, but that could be a reasonable compromise.
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