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  1. I have a decent little 19inch LCD monitor right now, nothing special but solid for internet surfing, etc. Is it possible to get something like a vizio (or whatever brand) LCD tv and mount it on the wall and then run both TV and my computer to it? Then if I want to game I can run my computer through the "big screen" and go wireless with my controller, etc. And if I wan to watch TV while I work on the computer I can just use the smaller monitor. Good idea or bad idea?
  2. I haven't checked out the monitor yet, does it handle TV input also? Is there a monitor that can display both a TV program and computer program or will that be extremely expensive?
  3. Very very helpful, thank you!!
  4. Yes first time for building and overclocking. Newbie friendly is good. Been doing some more looking and the AMD is not so evil after all. I guess a person just gets used to seeing adds for Intel and assumes Intel is king. No reason to pay more for a name when all I am after is performance!
  5. My original thought was Intel because I am more familiar with it but perhaps AMD is worth considering especially if it gets me more for the money so to speak. If I go Intel then 5 or 7 is fine especially if I can overclock the 5 to get me close to the 7 although the cost difference didn't seem to be massive. I suggested the $1500 cap but if we can get this bad boy done for $1000 then I won't be complaining! More money left over to buy the games!!!
  6. http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.p...howtopic=169407 Continuing this in the above thread...
  7. Ok you guys have convinced me, I am going to give it a try and build my own computer!!! I will keep this first page updated as we go to make it easier to follow along. I really need everyone's help selecting the best parts at the best price. Goals... Price Range...stay under $1500 including Monitor, less expensive is great but I know quality does cost some money! Primary Use...gaming PC Cooling System: Air cooled Overclocking: YES Life expectancy...last 2-3 years before it begins to have trouble running games at optimal levels Chipset...Intel I7 (unless a great case can be made for another option) THE BUILD Case: Cooling System: Power Supply: Motherboard: CPU: Memory: Hard Drive: Video Card(s): Monitor: Dvd burner/player: Sound Card: Internet Card: Additional Accessories: If you see a category I missed just let me know and I will add it. What I am looking for are specific suggestions on parts and where to obtain the parts. Is it ok to buy and store parts or should I try to get all of the parts at the same time? Thanks in advance, I will post pictures as things proceed!!
  8. Great replies! I have to admit that you guys almost have me convinced I can do it myself! I have no doubt I can acquire all the parts I need with your help. It is the step by step install that has me unsure. It would feel good to build my own computer. For most of you building a computer is no big deal but as someone with no tech skills it would be a pretty huge accomplishment! The challenge for all of you would be to see if you could help a total newb build up a PC from scratch!! Saving enough money to buy a monitor or upgrade in another area would be sweet!
  9. I have never built a computer before and think the risk of me messing it up and having a broken device is much greater than the few dollars I might save!
  10. I am putting together a new build and based on my last thread it seems like I need to do some more research to make sure I am getting the most for my money. I am looking to buy a complete build (not piecing a machine together) and wanted to get some advice on a good online seller. I found Cyberpower Inc which seemed good http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ Does anyone have any experience with them? I want to build a gaming PC and would like to stay around $1500. I want the machine to be able to handle all of the latest titles with ease and be able to do so for at least a couple years. Here is a machine that caught my eye and seemed to have many of the features I am looking for. Any opinions? Is there some excess on here that I don't really need? Maybe something that could be removed to save a few bucks? http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPo...ty_8800_Pro_SE/ Thanks for any suggestions!! Just want a good build that will last me a few years.
  11. I am looking to build a PC primarily for gaming and I want to stay under $2000. My main goal is to have a machine that can handle any game for at least the next couple of years and play them at a high level!!
  12. Yes I do need help, I am new at this! I am looking to build a gaming PC. Sounds like good suggestions on the i5 and 1gb 5750. Also it was mentioned not to invest in a 775 socket. Could that be briefly explained and an alternative suggested? Finally I was thinking that a 9800GTX+ was a pretty top of the line card? Am I wrong? Thanks!
  13. Samsung 1TB HD SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose Black 25.5Samsung 25.5" LCD EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready SUPER TALENT Chrome Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ASUS P5P43TD Pro LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz Any thoughts or suggestions?
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