1366 x 768 TV as monitor?

Hello,

I have just finished my PC build and was a bit over budget so I cant really spend more on a monitor. The build is primarily for flight simulators, though other games will be played as well. My TV is HD, though is a pretty cheap one. I believe it is 22" though I'm not sure. The resolution is 1366 x 768. Anyhow my build is below, do you think my current build with said TV is good or should I reduce components by $120 to buy a new monitor? Also, if I was to upgrade to a 1920 x 1080 monitor in the future, could my build handle it? Sorry for all the questions, I know a bit but not as much as you guys.

G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-8GBRL) $45
Sharkoon T9 Value ATX Midi Tower Red(9Bay,USB3,USB2) $66
Antec VP-550P 550W Strictly PSU $69
Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache $76
ASRock H77M.H77 2xDDR3 2*PCIex16 GBL RAID DVI HDMI VGA USB3.0 SATA3 uATX $80
Sapphire HD7850 OC 2G 256Bit GDDR5 $220
Intel Core i5 3470 CPU 3.2Ghz Ivy Bridge $193
Samsung SATA Black Internal DVD±RW Drive $18

Total: $762


Thanks for helping, I really appreciate any input!

EDIT: Thought I should add that I intend to connect to the TV with a HDMI cable.
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  1. Your rig should be good for 1080p gaming, plenty for that 720p TV.
  2. manofchalk said:
    Your rig should be good for 1080p gaming, plenty for that 720p TV.


    Excellent, do you think I will get the same quality as say, a 720p monitor?
  3. TV's have worse image quality than monitors, but this is nulled since they are viewed from a distance.
  4. manofchalk said:
    TV's have worse image quality than monitors, but this is nulled since they are viewed from a distance.


    Okay, so I will have sit sit back a metre or so? I assume the further away you are, the better the quality will look? I hope this won't affect normal use though. Also, a little off topic but do you think I should spend an extra $16 to get an Asrock H77 Pro4 instead of what I've got now?
  5. Whether you will have to sit back will come down to whether the image quality is pleasing to you or not. It is a 22" TV so it may be designed for up close viewing.

    I would. You get two more RAM slots, two more SATAIII ports, bunch more expansion slots and it will properly fill the case.
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