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November 20, 2012 8:36:08 AM

Hello everyone!
I decided to get a new PC and I would like to hear some opinions and tips.

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 EXTREME4, socket 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel® CoreTM i5 3570K IvyBridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair CP-9020015 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Lexa S, SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower

I am not buying this from newegg.com or anything but I put the links so you can check them out easier. I'm thinking of buying it from a similar type of store here in my country and the price would be a little more then 1300 USD / @ 1100 Euro.
Does it have any major flaws, bottlenecks etc? Would you suggest I go for different parts that go around the same price and if so, please tell me.

One more thing...
I want to buy a TV and also use it as monitor ( I wanted a small TV for my room anyway ) and the best I could find was a Samsung UE26EH4500WXXH. Thing is it's only 1366 x 768. Is there no way I could use a bigger resolution while using it as a monitor? Will I have display lag while in Windows ( and also while in games - any type of games but especially FPS)? It seems to be just what I need as a small TV but is it good enough for the PC? Kind of weird to have just 1366x768 in a game on a 26" display...

Thanks in advance, have a nice day!

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November 20, 2012 9:53:30 AM

Your build is perfectly fine there are no major flaws that i can find. One thing i would add is a 3rd party cpu cooler, the stock cooler on the i5 is pretty terrible so here is my suggestion: The Cooler Master hyper 212 evo, its cheap and it has great performance.

TVs have the problem that they run at very low resolutions. This is why consoles are so cheap, because the TV is a low resolution system and they run the game at low to med quality. Because when you sit really far from the TV is looks perfectly normal. But if you got really close quality drops quickly, so without getting a UltraHDTV (Those carry a price tag of about 50k) then the monitor will always have better performance. You really can't use a bigger resolution on a TV so theres that.

No you won't have display lag w/the TV just use hdmi.

In the end i would recommend you play on an actual monitor, but if you go with the TV, you won't need that GPU it's meant for games @ 1920x1080 resolutions. You would be fine with a 7850 for gaming at that resolution.

EDIT: A 7770 could rive the computer at that resolution or a 560 just depends on your preference, though generally Nvidia>AMD@Lower Resolutions & AMD>Nvidia@Higher Resolutions.
November 20, 2012 10:17:21 AM

burritobob said:
Your build is perfectly fine there are no major flaws that i can find. One thing i would add is a 3rd party cpu cooler, the stock cooler on the i5 is pretty terrible so here is my suggestion: The Cooler Master hyper 212 evo, its cheap and it has great performance.

TVs have the problem that they run at very low resolutions. This is why consoles are so cheap, because the TV is a low resolution system and they run the game at low to med quality. Because when you sit really far from the TV is looks perfectly normal. But if you got really close quality drops quickly, so without getting a UltraHDTV (Those carry a price tag of about 50k) then the monitor will always have better performance. You really can't use a bigger resolution on a TV so theres that.

No you won't have display lag w/the TV just use hdmi.

In the end i would recommend you play on an actual monitor, but if you go with the TV, you won't need that GPU it's meant for games @ 1920x1080 resolutions. You would be fine with a 7850 for gaming at that resolution.

EDIT: A 7770 could rive the computer at that resolution or a 560 just depends on your preference, though generally Nvidia>AMD@Lower Resolutions & AMD>Nvidia@Higher Resolutions.


Thank you for the answer and I will keep in mind what you said about the cooler.
I was thinking the same about the TV and now I am pretty sure. 7850 was my first option but then the 7950 caught my eye and I would rather go for a stronger GPU since I am not planning to invest money in a PC in the future so I want a GPU that can still do it's job even after 2 years. Didn't knew that one about AMD compared to Nvidia on resolutions though.
I also have the option to get a 22" Samsung Smart TV ( the 22ES5400 ) that is 1920x1080 but I don't know how I would get along with it when watching TV at 3-4 meters distance...
November 20, 2012 1:16:53 PM

That 1920x1080 tv would be fine get the 7950 if you are going to use that one, you would see fantastic quality at that distance form the screen btw.
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