Choosing new gaming computer!

By danger_mouse
Jun 14, 2007
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  1. Im looking to buy and build my 1st computer, i have around £800 this would not include a lcd screen. Im looking to buy pretty much straight away.

    Heres what i have so far:

    Mobo CPU Mem bundle
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-004-OK&groupid=701&catid=339&subcat=791

    GPU
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-106-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=877

    HDD
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-079-SE&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=768

    Case
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-065-AN

    What kind of PSU would i be needing for this rig? My mums on about buying a 26" lcd hdtv for where the comp is going so would i get a good res off this tv? Or would i be better buying say a 19/21" lcd screen?

    Most probs be going on Vista but not 100% sure yet!

    So what do you guys think of this then?

    Thanks
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I'm not sure if you mean you already bought the parts listed or if you've just decided on them. If you haven't purchased yet, I'd suggest getting one of these instead.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-037-OK&groupid=701&catid=339&subcat=791
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-040-OK&groupid=701&catid=339&subcat=791
    They're the same price, but have much better motherboards and lower latency(faster) ram.

    Here're two good psus for your setup.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-004-CS
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-006-SS&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=589

    It depends on the tv, if it's standard def, then definitely not. If it's 720p/1080i it might be ok (the pixels will be about twice as large as on a lcd monitor), but still not the greatest for a monitor. 1080p would be best, but tends to be very pricy, and usually required a larger tv than 26." Maybe look into getting a tv/monitor combo like a 24" unit(sorry no specific suggestion).
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41


    So what does a 26" lcd have to do with vista again?
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    He was asking if the tv would be good. Then he stated he would probably be getting Vista. They weren't ment to go together.

    As for the TV, Just make sure its not a standard definition, which was previously stated.
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

  6. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Nope not purchased anything as of yet, but hoping to do so in the next few days!

    As for the tv, Yea its a HDTV and ill have to make sure its got 1080p then :)

    Ill switch to the 2nd bundle you said and the 2nd psu too!

    Is there anything ive missed on the list?
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