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January 11, 2013 7:29:04 PM

Hello all. I'm going to be building my first Gaming PC in a month or so, and am looking for any Ideas or suggestions for my build. Also, I have been toying with the idea of going to an i5 instead of a AMD cpu, but am leaning towards AMD.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 7:39:24 PM

You can do a lot better, for gaming you need a much better card, ditch that overpriced psu, case, the FX bulldozer, get an i5 ivybridge and a 660 ti :

Notes : the corsair 200R is a good case, it's plenty for that type of setup and the corsair has enough juice for the system, it's a decent quality psu...but you can change the psu for this one if you want to pay the extra $ :
January 11, 2013 8:21:59 PM

Thank you for the suggestion.

Would that be able to run D3, Starcraft 2, Borderlands 2 ect. on very high/ultra?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:23:27 PM

Yes, maxout @1080p with no problems.
January 11, 2013 8:29:57 PM

Why did you go for the i5 3470, instead of the i5 3550, or 3570/k? is there not much of a difference?
January 11, 2013 8:34:33 PM

sandforce is the type of controller the A-Data ssd uses. half of the ssd's out there use it. it relies on compression so it not as good with incompressible data like images, videos and encryption. either way they will both be fine and you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them.
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:34:53 PM

No difference in performance, only the i5-3570k for overclocking, but either of those will not bottleneck the 660 ti, the i5-3470 is the best value of all.

@jonjonjon it's $110.98 in microcenter the sandisk is 105$ in newegg.
Both are good ssds.
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:38:29 PM

It has shipping cost : Shipping $5.99
But both are good, if he can pay for the m4, it's fine.
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:42:37 PM

That's also a good find.
He can change for that one too.
January 11, 2013 8:43:27 PM

either way doesn't really matter.
January 11, 2013 8:44:48 PM

Does it make a noticable difference whether I get a Computer moniter or a Tv?
January 11, 2013 8:50:13 PM

sort of. are you talking about a 24" or 42" tv? the resolution is more important and the bigger the screen the further away from it you are supposed to sit. there can also be scaling issues when you use a tv. you can usually change settings on the tv and the video card control panel to resolve those.
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:51:31 PM

It all depends on the resolution and quality of both...a good monitor is enough, only if you want a larger screen for playing at some distance.
January 11, 2013 8:54:57 PM

I was thinking about getting a 24''ish tv instead of moniter...if I can find one for a good price.
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 8:58:01 PM

What's the budget for the tv or monitor ?
You can get a good 23" monitor ips led from asus for ~175$.
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
January 11, 2013 8:58:48 PM

The resolution is what matters, yeah. Even a $120 1080p monitor will look MILES better than a 42", 720p TV. I'd go with a monitor anyways, just because of the limitations of the TV. Even if it's 1080p (HDX or something like that - whatever the marketing term is this month), the larger screen means the pixels are going to be larger, meaning you have to sit further away to not see them.
January 11, 2013 9:10:57 PM

Thank you all for the advice/suggestions.

I've come up with this build now...More advice, suggestions are more than welcome for this better build than my original.
January 11, 2013 9:49:12 PM

viewsonic makes good monitors. there is a good chance all three use the same lg panels.
January 11, 2013 9:59:20 PM

i would take those times with a grain of salt. lg is pretty much the only company that makes ips panels so just about all ips monitors have lg panels. samsung just recently started make some.