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Old August 13, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Default Do i need to upgrade my Monitor for gaming?

Hello im just about finished my 1st build here it is.

MB: ABIT Fatality FP-IN9 650i-SLI
RAM: 4x 2gb Dominator
COOLING: Thermaltake Bigwater SE 12x 120 led fans
DVD DRIVE: liteon super allwrite drive
CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 932
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz
GPU:1 GTX275
HD: 2x WD green 1tb

Anyways i was thinking about my Monitor i was hopeing to use my HDTV its a SONY BRAVIA KDL-32L4000 Resolution 1366 x 768 i plan to use this rig mainly for gaming.
What do you think should i upgrade?

Thanks KAUF

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Old August 13, 2009, 08:26 AM
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I see you've scavenged up some old parts. I'm amazed you can run the E8400 on the 650i chipset. Your HDTV is pretty bad. If you want to experience real gaming, switch it for either a nice 24" 1920x1200/1080 monitor or a nice 1080p HDTV.
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Old August 13, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Bad? Then you sure wouldn't want to see my 10 year old (at least) Dell Trinitron 1280x800 max resolution, which I currently have the privilege of using..
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Old August 13, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Using your old 720p (?) television won't look as good as a 24in monitor. You should just try it first, and if you are fine with it, then more power to you.

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Old August 13, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Quite the powerful rig for such a low resolution.

My brother has a 26" LCD TV that has the same resolution and he uses VGA. It's usable but everything is rather big looking. On a 32" I'd imagine it would be even worse. Really not usable for daily tasks IMO since you lack space for anything.

Definitely be better off with a 22" or 24" monitor that has a high resolution in comparison to your TV. If you want though, you could drop even more money and get a 1080p TV.
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