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What specs for gaming monitor?

Q: What specs for gaming monitor?

I was thinking about buying a LCD monitor but I heard that they arent as great for gaming as CRTs because of refresh rates and clearness. Still my bulky CRT needs to go so i was just wondering wat kind of refresh rates i want and contrast ratio and so on. I use my comp for gaming with games such as CS:S, BF2, AOEIII, and Oblivion as well as for casual use such as web browsing typing up word documents ect. Please help.

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A: What specs for gaming monitor?

How much can you spend?
Remember the basic rule: You get what you pay for

There are some great LCD´s on the market, but if you want very good image quality, and no ghosting, you have to pay for that. Also, to get the best image quality, you should use the LCD at its native resolution. Of course you can use it at other resolutions, but the image quality won´t be the best.
Unfortunately, if you want a big monitor (17" or 19") and want to use the native resolution, you need a powerful computer to run the games smoothly at those high resolutions.

If you, like me, don´t have a cutting edge machine, look for a 15" LCD. Its native resolution its 1024x768. That should tax too much your machine.

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Hello, 
I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

A:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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I ordered a gaming PC about a year ago and now want to upgrade due to a faulty video card. This is what my PC would look like if I upgraded now;

motherboard: Msi 770-G45

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 945

Ram/memory: 4 GB DDR3

Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260

PSU: hec XP1080 1080W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V CrossFire & SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

So, are these parts all compatible, is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu? Please reply if they look compatible or not. Have a nice day!
 

A:I need help with the specs for my gaming PC

benmenftw said:





So, are these parts all compatible..Click to expand...

Yes




benmenftw said:





is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu?Click to expand...

Yes, insofar as motherboards aren't dependant upon which DirectX API the card is capable of utilising. Graphics card compatibility is dependant upon the slot interface the motherboard uses.
Your MSI board uses PCI-E graphics slot
GTX 260 uses PCI-E graphics slot
Match made in heaven




benmenftw said:





Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260Click to expand...

The GTX 260 isn't DirectX 11 capable, so why DX11 is an issue is a moot point.




benmenftw said:





Please reply if they look compatible or notClick to expand...

Done




benmenftw said:





Have a nice day!Click to expand...

You too.
 

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In was wondering if you guys could take a look at the system im about to put together. Any advice would be great .

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM

RAIDMAX RX-450KW ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 120/200 - 240Vac TUV, UL, CSA, CE, FCC, CB - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100107L-BL Radeon X800 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail

Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

COOLER MASTER CAV-T01-WWC Silver/Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail
 

A:New gaming pc specs

Looks like a nice system! Two things came to mind as I had a once over.

1. I'd do some research on that PSU. I haven't heard of that maker (which doesn't say much, there are a LOT of makers I have never heard of). No-name PSUs are a headache. See what some others say about it. It is possible that the one you have chosen is a big name maker, I honestly don't know.

2. Why get a ATI video card? I actually prefer ATI over Geforce myself (the Canadian in me), but if you are going to get an SLI motherboard, you may as well keep your future upgrade options open. Recommend getting a Geforce, so that down the road if you want to stick another in there you can link them up. Why tie your own hands?

Also, another thought... I know I said I only had 2 thoughts but.....

That Venus12, how loud is it? My last computer had a volcanoe heatsink/fan and it was like a jet engine in my living room. Drove me INSANE. :knock:
 

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Recently I decided to build a gaming pc, And would like to know how are these specs(No bias Please):

My specs are :-

- Fatal1ty Z97X Killer Motherboard

-Intel i7-4770k 3.50 Ghz

-Amd Radeon R7 200 Series

-Corsair 16 Gb Ram

-1 Tb Hard Drive(I forgot company, sorry)

-Corsair Carbide 500R Case

-Windows 7 64 bit Home premium

- Corsair CX750M ATX power supply

And one thing, Can someone recommend a good Gaming Headset with built in Mic, Please?
 

A:How are my gaming PC Specs

Well considering that you built a gaming pc and did not mention what GPU (only series) you have then it's pretty hard to actually evaluate your rig. Plus tell us your cooling solution.
 

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Hi, i was looking to build a gaming pc and have put together the following as a plan but wondered if it will be any good, will it play new games and at high settings\ or would you recommend any adjustments?, I have a tight budget so any help is appreciated.


CPU ? AMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition (AM3, 3.20GHZ, 8MB Total Cache), Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (32bit), 4 GB Kingston DDR2 Ram, 500w Power Supply
Asrock K10N78M Motherboard, Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card
500GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive, Sony Optiarc 24x SATA DVD Burner
X Blade Silver ATX casing, 2 x Akasa AK191SM fans and standard Heatsink and CPU fans
 

A:Help for specs on gaming PC

Drop down to a Phenom II X2 55x series CPU and get a more powerful video card instead. Also, what're the specs on the PSU? (brand and model number)

Lastly, I'd recommend the Cooler Master HAF 912 and the NZXT Beta EVO as better cases. Choose whatever fits your budget best, but the HAF 912 is the better of the two IMHO.
 

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Hello team my specs are :
cpu : intel core 2 quad q8300
ram : 4gb single channel
motherboard : fujitsu siemens ms-7504vp-pv
graphic card : amd radeon r9 380 series

Now my pc is really slow fps spikes , slow access to programms , spikes everywhere generally.
I was considering changing my ram to 2 8GB rams
That should help me out or i would have more problems ?
I want to buy those 2 8gb for my pc to run faster in-out while gaming or doing other stuffs
What u suggest guys?
 

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Ok, I am a novice when it comes to hardware. I am looking for a something to Boost my gaming to the point where The Elder scrolls: Oblivion would run fine on my system. Right now everything is factory. So I am wondering what I need to increase my capabilities to that point, Which I stated earlier. I am willing to spend 150$ right now for upgrades, and need to know what I would need for the job. I wrote down my specs when I joined. I dont know if you can see them,but if you need them I will be happy to post them. I am thinking I need a very nice video card and more ram. But how much ram and what video card? And maybe a price on how much I would have to spend. I am taking all recommendations. In advance I appreciate the help and advice.

Thanks.
 

A:Gaming Specs

I cannot find any information or pics of your system at the instance, so I cannot say anything definite.
These two should be good for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161287
The 4670 will in a few weeks be replaced by 5650, which will perform the same or better, cost a little less and produce less heat, consume less power and have DirectX11 capability (which you don't need/can't even use for Oblivion, but it'll be good to have).
More RAM would help, too, but I really can't know what kind as I can't find any info on things. Please post back in this thread soon so that I get an subscription update and won't forget to get further into this when I have a bit more time.
 

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is a Intel Core i3 dual core i3-2100 procceser with a Processor speed of 3.1GHz., with 8gb of ram suitable for basic gaming(games like WoW and Minecraft)?
 

A:Gaming PC specs

I think this belongs in the "Other Hardware" section, but I'm sure a mod will move it if needed.

Moving on... what graphics card do you plan on using?
 

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These are some specs for a gaming laptop I am looking at: PROCESSORNEW Intel® Core? i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)

OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

HD DISPLAY15.6? High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife? and Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

HARD DRIVE500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARDATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5470, 1GB
OPTICAL DRIVE8X CD/DVD Burner + Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning - Enhanced Burn/Authoring

BATTERY OPTIONS85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

WIRELESS CARDIntel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200

BLUETOOTHDell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)

SOUND OPTIONSSoundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
Just wondering if this would be good for an ok-ish gaming laptop.
 

A:Specs for Gaming Laptop

This looks like a nice laptop. Whats the model?
 

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-Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

-MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

-Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

-Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0 Ports

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do so
 

A:Are these good specs for a gaming pc

Hurperdurp said:





-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do soClick to expand...

I'd recommend a better graphics card.

If you are on a budget, you probably wouldn't need 16GB memory for gaming just yet. A $60 savings on 2x4GB modules, would go along way in getting a better graphics card. I'd recommend at least Radeon HD 7790 or the newer release Radeon R7 260X.
 

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Hi I want to now if with these specs I can run: minecraft ultra, shaders; medieval engineers high-very high; space engineers high-very high; gmod ultra!

specs: motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
gpu : AMD Sapphire Radeon hd 7870 2gb oc.
Wifi
cpu: amd fx 8320 8 coeur black édition 3,5 gh
RAM: 8gb
hard drive: SSD 240 gb corsaire force 3 + 2TB SATA or IDE

thankyou in advance.
 

A:Are these good gaming specs?

I have the 6670 and minecraft works fine with all gfx turned to max. Not sure on extra shaders but the build looks good to me.

your card much better than mine on futuremark
 

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CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express, or 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Extreme OC Certified)
NFC: None
Intel Smart Response Technology: None
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell) (Single Card)
Power Supply: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
M.2 SATA SSD: None
INTERNAL PCI-E SSD CARD: None
Hard Drive: 128GB SanDisk SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
Secondary Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Storage: None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
 

A:Are My Gaming PC's Specs good

What CPU are you going to use? You listed the CPU cooler, but not the CPU itself. I would suggest an Intel i5 4690K, especially considering that you are getting a motherboard that is meant for overclocking and you are getting a liquid cpu cooler.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting my first computer specifically for gaming; but I haven't got much of an idea of what specs I need and what I can get for the amount of money I want to spend.

I'm wanted to spend around £500-£600. I'd want to be able to play new games and ones which will be coming out in the relative future (mmorpgs/fps etc) and games such as skyrim, battlefield, hitman, crysis 3, gta & far cry 3 -which I know require a good graphics card etc. would it make sense getting windows 8 or not?

can anyone give me details as to what specs I need to look for and/or recommend me any computers in the £500-£600 range?

thanks guys
 

A:Gaming computer specs?

Windows 7 is probably a better choice. It doesnt matter though. This is what I put together: http://goo.gl/fkXSku. Add in the Corsair TX650V2 PSU, I forgot to include it in the cart. The cart is on Amazon by the way. It is a bit over budget, but it will play your games at very high, if not max settings.
 

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I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

Specs:
AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
1.80GHz
8gb
64 bit operating system
 

A:How good are these specs for gaming

TheRandomMan11 said:





I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

Specs:
AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
1.80GHz
8gb
64 bit operating systemClick to expand...

I would really appreciate also if I could get some explanation on what good and bad specs are
 

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APU: AMD A8-7650k 3.80 GHZ w/ intergrated Radeon R7 Graphics
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H A88X ATX W/ ultra durable 4 plus, on/off charge, GbLAN, 2 PCle x16, 3 PCle x1, 2 PCI
Video Card:Nvidia Geforce Gt730 2GB
Powersupply: 600 watts
Harddrive: 1 TB
OS:Windows 8

This is my first gaming build that my parents are getting me for my birthday. Will it be good for gaming. I'm not going to run on ultra maybe medium with some low settings. Thanks guys
 

A:Are these good gaming specs?

Can you list some of the games that you might be playing with this computer?
How much RAM (memory - not storage) will the computer have?
 

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Okay - I am needing some assistance from anyone that wants to help....
I am about to start building a computer (yep I have experience doing this) but I realized that I would probably use this computer for mostly gaming since I really don't do much else when I have free time and this would be solely for keeping my sanity - which trust me - that is a good thing

Now I play games like Law & Order, Fate, Diablo, Chainz, Mah Jong, Luxor, Zuma...etc. - what specs would you advise me - I don't need anything overly fancy - just it has been awhile since I have been out there and looking around at things.....so I am here throwing myself on your mercy!! - any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Computer Specs (for gaming)

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my CPU because it is the only thing which make some of my games run like sh*t.

I was wondering which one, and what kind of CPU. I'm not looking for thé best, but for a decent one. If possible a cheap but still an awesome, fast CPU.

My computer :
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits (6.1, build 7600)
- IMEDIA A7077 BE
- Default system BIOS
- 4096 MB Ram
- DirectX version 11
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (total memory : 2032 MB)
- AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Processor (4CPUs), ~ 1.8Ghz

If you need any more information just reply.
Hope you guys help me out so my pc can even go faster .

Grtz, Dopeway
 

A:Looking for a gaming CPU for my pc (specs included)

Can you find out which motherboard or chipset your system is running. CPU-Z should be able to get this info.

What's your price range for the new CPU?

A possibility:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCJ4DGI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103644

You'd need to get a heatsink for the new processor since it's an OEM chip.
 

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So I have a gaming PC and I just purchased a new gtx 1060 gpu. However, the performance doesnt seem to be improving in any of my games. My previous card was a gtx 960, and I am starting to think it may be my processor that is bottleneck my performance. I would appreciate some input guys, thanks!

Here are the stats I have on my PC atm:

Processor AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
RAM 16 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 14393), 64-bit

For some context, I play h1z1 king of the kill and max out at about 60fps. I have friends who have older GPU's such as the gtx 970 that get about double that of what I am getting in my 1060. All the game settings are set to low as well. Thanks!
 

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Hi All..Im posting my DxDiag specs. Recently when i was trying to play Assassins Creed 2, i was having stuttering problems in audio. I plan to build this PC as a budget PC for gaming for the next 2 years atleast, Could someone suggest what minimalistic enhancements would i require in addition to my below specks to make it a decent gaming PC. (Ram, Video Card, etc) Thanks in advance.

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System Information
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Code:

Time of this report: 5/20/2010, 07:00:33
Machine name: LEONG-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: DG45ID__
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/08/08 15:50:39 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1978MB RAM
Page File: 1389MB used, 2566MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
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A:Help Required for Gaming Specs

I would recommend at least 4GB of RAM (any more than 4GB of RAM you will need a 64bit version of Windows).

Any reasonable Nvidia or ATI graphics card will do.

Although if you're doing this in the next two years I would recommend waiting before you buy because the price of everything will drop and the speed will increase.

Processor wise I'd go for an Intel i5 at the minimum or any other Intel quad core equivalent (you might be able to get away with a mid to high end i3), although the chances are an i5 will be considered slow in a couple of years so buy it nearer the time of building if you have the chance, it'll be cheaper and faster.

I hope this helps.

Oli

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A while ago i got this computer as a gift, and it worked nicely, mostly because i just wanted to play what i had and it was better than the old one. Now though i've got some cash and want to get some games, but first i need to upgrade. Comp's specs

I've already bought new RAM so my next target is a video card. Looking around it appears i use PCIx16 or w/e cards. I'd like something that would last me at least a year or two but it doesn't need to be top of the line. Suggestions on the card choices themselves, and also if i need to do anything else please tell me. *note* wow i must be tired because this reads horribly lol. o well.
 

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Hi folks,

I posted a thread up here a while ago about getting a gaming laptop but have now changed my mind and want to buy a PC Gaming unit instead.

I need it to do the same things as previously mentioned:
This is the first post I am submitting and I am hoping that someone can help me...
I now have a budget of £800 initially (plan to upgrade month by month eventually) but need to get cracking with a decent spec for a gaming/music production but still haven?t a clue what to buy!!!

I will be mainly using it for music production but want one powerful to play racing games like Grand Prix 4, NASCAR Racing 2003 (with all the mods) and Grand Prix Legends.

I've had a guy who I don't know very well who works at Maplins offer to build it for me but people have said I'd be better of getting it custom built from PCSpecialist or some other website. However, this was the list of things he researched for me:



There are soooooo many possibilities when it comes to processors, RAM, graphics cards, SSD's(?) etc etc that I have been swamped with information on what I could buy so much that my brain is FRAZZELED!

Is anyone able to do a little research for an invilid and actually find me the sort of spec pc I will need to do what I need it to do with Windows 7?...

Hope someone out there can help as I want to get it ASAP and would be eternally grateful!

Thanks,

Max
 

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Would these gaming pc specs be able to run games like DayZ on high settings? Give me suggestions if I should change some parts.

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/YDqjRB
 

A:Are these good gaming pc specs?

GTX 760 isn't much of a gaming card for a $2000 rig.
Probably should think about getting a gtx 780Ti or R9 290.
 

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Old pc died..hubby having one made for me..I play oblivion, skyrim, second life, and will play teh new online elder scrolls when out..im not extreme but like good graphics and smooth play..I was told the ctx 670 windforce 3x was good for all of them but beyond that I am clueless . I am giving the specs to someone else to build, and they are pros, but I dont want to get * over ..so asking the pros thanks for answers..
 

A:Gaming computer specs

What is your budget for the PC?
 

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Hey guys,

I'm seriously contemplating buying this computer I built off a website named www.mwave.com.au but I need to know what you guys think. The total cost is $1,344.41 with an extra 26$ for home delivery + next day shipping.

Specs:
• Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced

• Intel Core i7 2600 Processor

• Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2P-B3 - B3 Stepping - Micro ATX

• G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x 4GB) Memory Kit

• XFX Radeon HD 6870 - 1024MB 256-bit DDR5 RAM

• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 500GB

• LG 22x DVD Burner

• Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply

• Cooler Master 120mm Silent Fan - RED

• Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit

• United Electrical Onsite for 1 Year Warranty - Up to $3,000
 

A:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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Hard Drive Capacity: 1TB Model: Savage8
Operating System: Windows
MPN: SAV8 1017 B-KMMH Monitor Keyboard Mouse Headset
Operating System Edition: Windows 7
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Processor Type: AMD A-Series 7650K
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 Series Processor Speed: 4.2GHz Overclocked
Processor Cores: Quad Core Memory: 8GB
Memory Speed: 1600MHz
 

A:Budget Gaming PC specs, What games could it run

Can I just clarify that that's an AMD 7650K APU, with 8GB RAM?
 

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I'm in the Navy and getting ready to go on a ship...so you can imagine how that goes. I want a good gaming laptop to use in my time off to keep me busy. I would like to play Oblivion(single-player, time killer) and I can get into FPS and RTS games especially if there are others involved in the action too. So keep that in mind when you're looking at this. I've never been much of a big-time pc gamer so I'm not exactly up to par on graphics card standards and such.

But here is what I'm looking at right now. Toshiba is having a sale (20% off) on select customized laptops until May 1st. So they quote this system at a retail of 2000 some dollars but since there is a sale its only $1623.00
Toshiba Satellite P300-ST3014

CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-Bit
Memory: 4096MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2048MBx2)
LCD: 17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite® display (1440x900)
Graphics Controller: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR2 discrete memory
+ up to 255MB allocated shared graphics memory
HDD: 120GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
Optical Media: DVD SuperMulti (DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive
Mini-PCI/WiFi: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® Version 2.1 +EDR
Battery: Lithium Ion battery (6-Cell, 4000mAh)

All this for $1623.00

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Could I play Rift and DC Universe Online with this setup and would anything of these parts conflict?

Computer Specs from cyberpowerpc.





CPU: Intel® Core? i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366


Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)


Cooling Fan: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)


Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)


Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)


Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)


Power Supply: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready (it says and 600w power supply is recommended but should i go a little higher just incase?)




Should I get a hard drive cooling fan? Also is just 1 video card enough?
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A:Would these specs be good for gaming and stable?

I suppose that would depend on what resolution you will be gaming at. I would pick a better quality power supply.
 

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Hi I'm new to this but I've been looking at a cheap gaming PC and I found one for about £500, I need to know if these specs are good to run games like bf3 and skyrim at good settings.

AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad Core Processor

8GB ram

500GB hard drive storage space

Nvidia GTX 650 1GB Graphics card

Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard

DVD-RW

500w PSU

I can't really pay much for my PC but is this okay for the amount I'm paying and can you please suggest any upgrades that are affordable also what system settings can I run on games like bf3.

Thank you for the help
 

A:Are these good specs for a cheap gaming PC?

That build will struggle with BF3. This is a better $750 USD build:

 

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Im thinking about building my own gaming compter. for games like warthunder,minecraft,and other random online games. I want to know what would be some good specs for a gaming computer?
 

A:Good specs for a new gaming computer

Well, those games will not require anything hard core in terms of specs. But, to answer your question, it all depends on the particular games you play and, at what resolution you like to play at. So, no-one will be able to give you a one size fits all gaming spec. But, here is what I'd look for:
Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM,Dedicated GPU and 7200rpm HDD.

You will need to provide us with the following if you want us to recommend specific parts.

Budget
Location
Monitor Resolution
 

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My first time building! some things have not yet been picked, so I want your opinion on the things I have in mind, and the ones I can't decide over...

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Graphics card: Sapphire r9 280
RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 2x 4GB
power supply: Corsair CX750
Optical Drive: lg bh16ns40 multi blue

Do I seriously need an sdd drive?
also any cases that might suit my build or anything I might not need or DO need?
thanks- M
 

A:Good specs for gaming PC? First time

Did you already purchase the items above or is that what you have in mind for purchasing? What is your overall budget for your Gaming PC? What types of games are you going to be playing on this PC? The AMD FX-8350 is a good CPU, but if you want any kind of future proofing, I would suggest getting an Intel. If you let us know how much you can spend, we can help you build one that will be better for future games.
Also, no you do not need a SSD (Solid State Drive), but it will make boot times and load times faster. My suggestion with that, is purchase a smaller SSD (120GB maybe) for your operating system and also purchase a larger (1TB+) Hard Drive for everything else (applications, storage, etc).
 

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hello, 
this is the first time that im gonna buy a gaming laptop. i choose laptop because i travel a lot.but i dont know enough about hardware. is a cpu 6700HQ ok for todays games?if not which cpu should i look for?and how about gpu? should i choose a gpu tha match the cpu?thanks in advance

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Hello, I currently play a PC game called World of Tanks, aswell as many other little games such as TF2, Minecraft, etc.

I'm not able to run WoT smoothly, and I have most of the graphics settings down. I'd like to play on high-max settings on most games.

Here are my specs: (I don't know much about computers so I'm posting everything)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Lenovo Ideacentree K330A
- Intel(R) Core(TM) is-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz (4 CPU's)
- 8192 MB RAM
- Direct X11
- ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card

Which should I upgrade first to get better FPS in games? Thank you, and if you need additional information, please ask.
 

A:Are my PC specs good for gaming? What to improve?

The CPU and memory are fine. The only thing to upgrade would be your GPU. You might also have to get yourself a decent power supply to be able to run the GPU. What's the power rating of your current PSU?
 

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Hello pc builders, I'd like to ask for some advice on building a gaming pc. I've picked out some parts that I think are good, but I do not know that much about custom building computers and what parts are most suitable for gaming.
I'm trying to keep the price limit at $1000 USD. Here are the parts that I've picked out.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
HDD: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case (probs doesn't matter) Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case

Thank you
 

A:Are These Specs Good for a Gaming PC? (First Build Ever)

Looks like a nice build to me

I would drop the cpu down to this
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54440

and upgrade the gpu to this
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100364l
 

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I'm basically a computer noob. I know more then the average person, but i'm not a tech wiz. From what i've gathered when looking for a gaming computer I should look at Ghz, RAM, processor cores, and the strength of the video card. I've been wanting to buy a really good gaming PC for a while now, and I think i've find one but i'm not sure. After reading a lot more into it though I started seeing things that made me unsure; "Wait L2 Cache is more important that Ghz? Intel Core 2 Duo is the way to go? Alienware is overrated?" Essentially after browsing this site I found myself with more questions than answers. So I made an account and decided to just ask, will these specs be ok (and by "ok" I mean very good) for a modern day gaming computer?

Processor Type - AMD Phenom II 1055T
Processor Speed - 2.80 GHz
Processor Cores - 6
RAM 8 GB - (4 x 2 GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM (Expandable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive Capacity - 1.5 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) - 5400 RPM
Optical Drives - SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6570
Pre-loaded Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
 

A:Wondering if these specs will be alright for a new gaming computer?

Firstly, hello and welcome to TechSpot.

Your pretty much spot on with your thoughts regarding gaming computers - Though with the CPUs you need to consider the number of cores (and threads), and the clock speed.

The AMD Phenom 1055T is an outstanding CPU for overclocking, though its unlikely you'll realistically find games able to use all 6 cores - That said, more is better as far as I am concerned.

That said, I don't like the hard disk. For a gaming computer you need to be having a 7,200RPM speed hard disk, or a SSD. You could also probably get a better GPU for the same money as well.

Your best bet to be honest, is to let us know where your from, and your total budget, along with what you need (e.g. do you need a display, keyboard and mouse as well?) and we can then "build" you something thats perfect as a gaming computer.
 

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I've recently found a laptop that I can buy near me, but I would like to know how well it can do with demanding games as of now. Low to medium resolutions are fine to me, I don't really pay attention to quality of the screen. Specs: Intel Core i7-6500 with Intel HD Graphics 520 (2.5Ghz, Upto 3.1 GHz, 4MB Cache, 2 Cores) 8GB DDR3L SDRAM (1x8GB) 256GB m.2 SSD NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M (4GB DDR3L Dedicated Video Memory) 15.6" diagonal FullHD anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920x1080) HP Truevision HD Webcam (front Facing) with Integrated digital microphone Bang & Olufsen with 4 Speakers and 1 subwoofer Audio Island-style backlit keyboard with integrated numeric keypad HP Imagepad with multi-touch gestures support Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN 1 multi-format SD media card reader 4 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45, 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack 3-cell, 55.5Wh Li-ion Prismatic Battery type 90 W AC Power adapter Windows 10 Pro 




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I am building a computer for my nephew--he plays mid-range games--nothing high end and am doing it on a budget--this setup is $631 before tax and shipping. Any suggestions? Comments?

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersio...osition=HISTORY&ID=1751078&WishListTitle=Jeff

ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATXB4KLW-BK/420W -54.99

ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - 109.99

Update eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - 149.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - 152.00

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) - 73.80

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - 52.76

NEC Silver IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM - $38.99

Total $631.53
 

A:Comments on Specs for Gaming Computer (mid-range)

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Hi, We are working on an open-source game-engine and we need to find a good balance between engine features and compatibility with available hardware that it is being used widely by Linux users. Please help us by joining this cause :

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/521555

Best Regards, Siavash.
 

A:Linux gaming hardware specs survey

Might be a poor representative sample here at techspot, maybe not who knows.
 

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Hello everyone!

I am graduating with my B.S. this Friday and my parents asked me what I wanted for a graduation present and jokingly I said a new computer... and they went for it. So now I'm in a pickle of sorts... cause I do want one. The one I am using now is about 6+ years old, it is running ok but obviously is becoming quite inferior. This computer was custom built with my friend's help so was pretty good at the time it was made.

Now I am about to engage heavily into computer gaming with SW The Old Republic coming out, and will probably also play Diablo 3 when that is released... so I am hoping to get a computer which can handle these games on the highest settings...
That being said however my dad is pretty firm about getting a computer from Best Buy or some type of retail seller... IIRC this is frowned upon by most computer experts or at least for those who build their own...

Can I get your advice as to good models for the kind of gaming I will be doing? Or at least the minimum specs I should be looking at, or things/brands to avoid when picking one out? I was really hoping to get something relatively top-of-the-line but I don't think the budget could exceed $2K.
 

A:Specs for a good gaming retail computer?

Best Buy do sell computer components so you're not limited to buying a prebuilt (ugh).

No Best Buy in my country, but a quick look at the site shows you can build a pretty good system for that budget. Bear in mind you could save around $500-600 by going with a more basic setup:
Intel 2500K CPU+ Gigabyte Z68 motherboard + 8GB RAM $649
Power supply: Corsair TX650M $100
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (OEM) $110
Chassis : Corsair Carbide 500R $122. You can save ~$40-60 by going with a more basic case.
Hard drive: WD Cav Black 1TB $150 (Prices are obscenely high at the moment)
HP DVD rewriter $30
Basic component cost (so far) : $1141
Now...
Graphics card. If you aren't planning on upgrading again in the short/medium term, then I'd suggest spending enough to see you through the current and upcoming game releases.
XFX HD 6950 1GB $243.

Monitor...Your choices are a cheaper TN+film panel, or a more expensive IPS panel which offers better color range (gamut) but may have higher latency (detectable ghosting with fast motion).
HP's 2511x (25", 1980x1080) is a very nice TN based LED panel ($230) or
HP's ZR24W (24", 1980x1200) is a very nice IPS based panel ($405)

Total: $1634 or $1809

Peripherals, if you don't already have them:
Mouse : Razer DeathAdder 3500 ($60) -Highly recommended. I use one myself- very nice ergonomics and fully featured.
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa ($50)
Mouse pad : Razer gaming pad ($15)
CPU cooler...
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I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK with intel core i5-6200U cpu and 8gb ram with RX M360 4gb graphics, just wanted to state my frame rates per second and wanted to inquire whether I am getting lower performance than the others, NOTE: FPS were measured with the wall adapter plugged in and full performance mode Name                                        FPS                     SettingsAssassin's Creed IV:               20-30                1080x1980 highPayday 2:                                 25-45                1280x720 moderateFar cry Primal:                         15-30                1366x768 high Should such low FPS be expected? If not, recommended solutions? 

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I'm swapping my xbox for gaming PC and was wondering if these specs where decent enough to run games like arma 3 and battlefield or like dayz ?

And if it's worth swapping xbox one for it
 

A:Are these pc specs good enough for a starter pc and to swap an xbox one for this gaming pc

No, it is an LGA775 platform. It is old and outdated. For Intel look for a LGA1155 platform or better yet the latest LGA1150 platform. I wouldn't even look at LGA1156, which is the platform between LGA775 and LGA1155. Save yourself a headache and only look at the last two CPU socket platforms.

If you already have the platform, there is still life in it. However I wouldn't advise buying into the platform at any price, especially for a gaming rig.
 

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I have a Kenitec px-14S that is left over from an older computer.

Don't know what it's capabilities should be, but it will not function in any other mode than 640 x 480.

Does anyone know where I can find information on this? I tried a search and only found two references that were not help

Thanks for any help
 

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Looking at going to a LCD and what wondering what I should be paying attention to in the specs listed for monitors.

Would a Lower MS be better then a higher one. I do game most of the time and needs an idea what to look for.

Thanks
 

A:Monitor specs

If you're a gamer, a lower MS is much better. You also want to go with a widescreen monitor. Generally a monitor with 5MS or lower is better for gaming.

I have provided a few links of monitors with low MS.

SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001088

Niko NIKO-1920W Black 19" 2ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824232007

CHIMEI CMV 946D Silver-Black 19" 2ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824252011
 

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Hi...can anyone tell me, by looking at my specs whether I can operate dual monitors? I have 1 LG Flatron Wide 17" and I want to run another 17" monitor with it so that I have more room for audio applications/ work.

I've never run dual monitors before and have no idea how to do it...or if my specs will allow it.

thanks a lot

A:Dual monitor with my specs

Unless the card or one of the monitors is faulty, shouldn't be any problems at all.

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I'm looking to buy a new PC widescreen flatscreen monitor to replace my old 4:3 CRT and would like to know what specs I should be looking for, eg what measurements are considered as good contrast ratio, image brightness, response time, resolution, number of supported colours, refresh rate, etc, to make sure I get one good enough for my needs? (I never needed to consider those terminologies before.) I'll be using it for playing games, watching videos (DVD, Blu-Ray, DivX, etc) and photo viewing/editing, so these uses will need a monitor of higher specifications than one I'd use for normal home office use. Is there much noticeable difference between image brightness of 250 cd/m2 and 300 cd/m2 ? Are LED screens the way forward rather than LCD? HD monitors are 1920 x 1080 resolution whereas my old 4:3 CRT allowed me to play games at 1900 x 1600 resolution, so will I be losing anything by switching over to a 1920 x 1080 screen which seems to be lower resolution?

Sorry, my current monitor is a CRT which I purchased more than ten years ago, it came as part of a ready-built PC, so back in those days I never needed to know the meaning of things like contrast ratio, response time, etc. Any advice please would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Advice on new monitor -- what good specs should I look for?

If your switching from a 1900 x1600 to a 1920 x1080 you will not notice much of a diffrence in quality. It will be slightly lower quality though.

Resolution is propably the most important things to look out for.

Higher resolutions are always better but will make your graphics card work MUCH harder in games and lower your framerates.

Response time is not so important imo, lower is better, High response times can cause input lag and an effect known as ghosting, Though in real life its barely noticible.

Im not too sure about led vs lcd to be honest. Though IPS panels are considered to be the best type of LCD as far as i know.

Heres a great and cheap ips for an example.

http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...=X&ei=GlfKTaKiPIup8APu4M3wBg&ved=0CG4Q8wIwAA#
 

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When considering a higher resolution monitor, what takes priority or restricts choice? Is it the system motherboard specs or the graphics card specs? Or does it depend on whether the monitor is to be connected to one or the other? Or is it more technical than that?

I have a 27" Samsung monitor with native resolution 1920 x 1080. I play DCS flight simulation and do get a pretty good picture but wondered if I could get an even better picture with a higher res monitor. I was thinking of increasing my ram to 32gig - the motherboard will handle that.

The graphics card is 'overclock edition' - I think that may mean it's factory overclocked - I don't enter the realms of overclocking.

A:What determines or restricts monitor specs?

It depends on what you mean by a better picture. If you are concerned about the color quality, you may just need to tune the settings on the monitor. If you think frame rate is your problem, then you should likely look in to a better video card. Simply increasing the resolution to a newer monitor may not make the picture "better".

Increase the amount of RAM will have nothing to do with picture quality. If it looks good to you now, why bother trying to change that?

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