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1366 x 768 TV as monitor?

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November 25, 2012 10:10:13 AM

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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a c 90 C Monitor
November 25, 2012 10:16:17 AM

Your rig should be good for 1080p gaming, plenty for that 720p TV.
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November 25, 2012 10:22:07 AM

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?
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a c 90 C Monitor
November 25, 2012 10:27:50 AM

TV's have worse image quality than monitors, but this is nulled since they are viewed from a distance.

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November 25, 2012 10:35:02 AM

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?
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a c 90 C Monitor
November 25, 2012 10:41:59 AM

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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