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Need help with a $550-$600 build.

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November 8, 2012 3:12:49 AM

I'm looking to put together a $550-$600 gaming PC.

I would prefer it to be an Intel build, so it's more upgradable in the future.

Games that I plan on playing: DOTA 2, Mass Effect series, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, CSGO, CoD BO2 ( I will also be recording some game-play if that means anything )

If you can fit a 1440x900 Monitor into the build, that would be great - If not, can someone please tell me how well a 32" HD TV @ 1920x1080 will work?

Preferred Website for my build: PCCaseGear or MSY (Please choose one or the other, I live relatively close to a MSY store, so keep that in mind ;) )

Hope you guys can help me out, thanks!

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November 8, 2012 3:46:14 AM

The TV won't work that well and recording is a really big thing, especially on a tight budget, a good rule of thumb, recording will bring down your FPS by about 10. With this build you can play all of your listed game but only some of them on high resolution.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mUs3
November 8, 2012 3:58:57 AM

I used my 32" 1080P TV for a long time with my computer.

And to save money on the above build, I would side with the HD7770, which is not that much slower.
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November 9, 2012 10:06:29 PM

Deemo13 said:
I used my 32" 1080P TV for a long time with my computer.

And to save money on the above build, I would side with the HD7770, which is not that much slower.


How well did the TV work as a monitor.. People seem to have different stories when you ask, some say the refresh rate isn't as good, or their resolutions gets stuck at something like 1024x786?
November 9, 2012 10:12:35 PM

if its 1080p its good its that 1080i limits the refresh rate to 30fps
November 11, 2012 6:18:15 PM

The TV worked fine. Personally, I am not one that really cares about a monitor that I use, as I'm using one right now. 
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