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What kind of specs are needed for gaming in 1080p on 42 inch tv?

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December 12, 2012 2:29:05 AM

I'm looking to build a cheap system for gaming on my tv. I'm wondering what the price range would be on something like that. My tv is 42 inches and I want to play through hdmi. Also, any cheap builds that you have for something like that would be great. I would like to keep it intel, but I'm open to amd suggestions.
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December 12, 2012 2:31:48 AM

You need to tell what sites you're shopping and what's the budget...if you require os,etc.
December 12, 2012 2:35:34 AM

No is needed, any sights that ship to us are ok, and I don't want to go over 700. If at all possible, 500 would be awesome.
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December 12, 2012 2:37:45 AM

1080p means the vertical resolution is 1080 pixel. The resolution (pixel count) is 1920x1080 for your TV.

The physical size of the screen, be that a 23" monitor or a 42" HDTV is irrelevant. Only the resolution will effect performance.

But moving on, what games do you wish to play? Do you wish to have quality akin to consoles, (medium settings) or do you wish to have most of the eye candy such as on Ultra settings in games?

Which games do you see yourself playing on your HDTV?

Do you need to purchase an operating system? or do you have a copy of Windows 7/8 from a previous PC you can use?

Answer these questions and we can provide a VERY accurate estimate for you, as well as suggest the exact parts, and where to obtain them if you wished to do so.
December 12, 2012 2:44:21 AM

Sorry, I meant to say no OS needed, I already have windows 7. I like to play battlefield 3, dishonored, and other fps/rpg games. I would love ultra settings, but I could live with medium. Thanks so much.
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December 12, 2012 2:45:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $538.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 12, 2012 2:49:30 AM

I'm guessing that that would play medium?
December 12, 2012 2:56:13 AM

Yea that would do medium easily and probably some high and stuff depending on the game and settings such as antialiasing. If you wanted to future proof it a bit more you could beef up the processor a bit. Battlefield 3 multiplayer is somewhat processor dependent. Graphics cards are typically much easier and more practical to replace than processors over time.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 12, 2012 2:56:29 AM

More than that, high settings @1080p, you can have more power with 700$ :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 12, 2012 3:01:41 AM

I would much recommend Djangoringo's $700 build for your choice.
It's basically the sweet spot, past $700 begins diminishing performance returns.
His build will play almost all games on Maximum settings, (BF3 will be high/ultra mix)
December 12, 2012 3:04:39 AM

Thanks everyone, you have been so helpful. I think that I'm going with th 700 build, but I don't have enough money yet. Thank you though.
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