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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

22 Jun 2013   #91
linnemeyerhere

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Just saying the performance gain in real use will be slight between the Corsair SSD and the Samsung. Don't get me wrong the Samsung is a great drive but their only going to get cheaper and better. Dual monitors are the bomb and in a perfect world they would both be identical but it's not essential.


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22 Jun 2013   #92
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just saying the performance gain in real use will be slight between the Corsair SSD and the Samsung. Don't get me wrong the Samsung is a great drive but their only going to get cheaper and better. Dual monitors are the bomb and in a perfect world they would both be identical but it's not essential.
Oh well, I better just get one of the Samsung ones for future proof.
Anyway I'm quite interested in the dual monitor thing, would I need to change my current build for it? Extra cables or whatsoever?
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22 Jun 2013   #93
linnemeyerhere

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No tha cables come with the monitor unless you want to use HDMI's or Mini Displayport's you want to check on the new GPU for it's connections as well as the monitor you've selected. And you'll love that Samsung I bought the last 830 series and I'm so glad I did !
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22 Jun 2013   #94
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
No tha cables come with the monitor unless you want to use HDMI's or Mini Displayport's you want to check on the new GPU for it's connections as well as the monitor you've selected. And you'll love that Samsung I bought the last 830 series and I'm so glad I did !
Okay thanks, I'll see what I can do.
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22 Jun 2013   #95
linnemeyerhere

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Second only to the first addition of a SSD, Dual monitors or more is transformational to computing productivity when you have the desktop real estate to support them.
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22 Jun 2013   #96
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Second only to the first addition of a SSD, Dual monitors or more is transformational to computing productivity when you have the desktop real estate to support them.
My desk is pretty cramped right now, hope it will work. I wonder how it will come out though. You can like split the screen via the two monitors or are there any other methods?
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22 Jun 2013   #97
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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It opens up a whole new world. You can use them as one large screen, share your desktop and more:
Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer

If you can hold your cookies together then playing games becomes totally immersive !
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22 Jun 2013   #98
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It opens up a whole new world. You can use them as one large screen, share your desktop and more:
Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer

If you can hold your cookies together then playing games becomes totally immersive !
I'm not all too sure, to be honest. There will be a weird difference in screen size and in quality (IPS 1920x1080 vs TN LED 1440x900). Anyway I changed my build a bit because I went through PcPartPicker and it showed me that the Cooler Master HAF 912 didn't have USB 3.0 slots in the front panel so I changed it, also I calculated the estimated wattage with two calculators and I ended up with 360-380W, so I also changed my PSU to something more cheaper.

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22 Jun 2013   #99
linnemeyerhere

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Wrong.....go the other way and gain efficiency stay with minimal 500-600 min. or go 650-800 and future proof. It will run cooler and have reserve power as PSU's drop 3-5% a year and this will also allow expansion and SLI'g later. In my opinion you never skimp on case or PSU.
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22 Jun 2013   #100
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, switched back to CX600M.
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