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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by WaXT, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. JrRacinFan

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    A solid state drive will help with file loading times and general web browsing. That's the most common way to explain what it does.

    I myself like the Auzentech Prelude.

    It's an optical disc drive that you can write your own files to a multitude of blank media types, CD/DVD & Blu Ray discs. Best way I can describe it. Can also play Blu Ray movies in the drive.

    You are totally wrong there. You shouldn't experience ANY downgrade of FPS because if your going higher resolution, the gpu will start doing "more work". Go up to a 20" 1600x900 panel like myself, at this resolution i have even found myself that a 4870 was a perfect match. In comparison to my own rig, I only upgraded gpu recently to accomodate the 1080p aspect of the 42".
     
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    @Mussels (mooderator) That's great! I am having troubles with my card. It could be very unstable.

    My bad.:eek: Because I feel like my card is doing that "more work" right now (especially when playing gta iv) I will be glad(to try) if I uppy to 20" or 19". :p Thank you
     
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    actually, you're kinda wrong there yourself.

    Yes, a GPU has more work to do at higher resolutions - so it will possibly lower his FPS. It just likely wont lower it all that much, since 5770's are good to 1680x1050 or so. (or even 1080p, as long as you dont run AA)
     
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    I run AA 8x. Is it really bad for a 20" ?
     
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    How am I wrong?! I am wrong in saying that the gpu will have more work to do and offload more work from the cpu?

    Im done helping anyone on these forums THANX BYE!
     
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    no... its just more stress on your video card.

    Its the resolution that matters btw, NOT the size of the screen.

    GPU doesnt offload anything from the CPU for gaming. the amount of CPU power required stays exactly the same no matter the resolution you're at.
    One thing is going to bottleneck you in gaming, be it the CPU or GPU - at lower resolutions its likely to be the CPU, at higher, the GPU. That doesnt mean that the load gets LOWER on the CPU at higher resolutions, by any stretch of logic.
     
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    hollyfrekkinggosphel! a 15" monitor????????????????? hahaha (sorry just enjoying :)

    Please give your amazing system a 22" LCD, it's not that expensive.
     
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    LOL. :roll: Everytime I tell that I use a 15" for my rig you all have that same reaction. :laugh:
     
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    i use a 24" and a 40", just to put it in perspective...

    my first PC was a 90Mhz pentium with 16MB of ram, and it had a 15" screen.
     
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    The framedrop from an 17"-19" LCD to an 20"-22" LCD isn't that much of a difference...

    DiRT2
    [​IMG]
     
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    IDK if a 20" would fit this pc room without taking up much space tho:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow that's a good info. Damn, I want to upgrade to 20" if only I had more room space and money..
     
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    I need another $300 for an upgrade. :laugh: (h70, HDD's, and monitor)


    "With a little patience, everything will pay off"


    P.S. my monitor wasn't new it was waaaaaaaaaaay back when I bought my first PC (2005-2006). Same with keyboard, mouse, and speakers. :roll:
     
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    24" vs 17" in size (it's like a 22" vs a 15")

    [​IMG]
     
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    Can you tell me the common height and width of a 22"? :D
     
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    nope, cause screens are measured diagonally :p

    the actual dimensions can vary a bit between screens, so you'd have to google some.
     
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    I say SSD and pick up a 460 or 5850.
     
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    Let's say my space can go up to 16" width and 13" height. If I were to buy a 20" , what would be the perfect brand w/model?
     
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    22" - aprox. 22.0 x 16.0 x 5.0 inches

    20' - aprox. 18.8 x 15.5 x 5.0 inches

    15" - aprox. 15.8 x 12.6 x 5.5 inches

     
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    +1 for 460

    SSD, I guess:)
     
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