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HashSlingingSlasher 51 months ago

Here is my part list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.09 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $339.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case $164.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $183.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung S27D590P 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $316.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $27.14 @ Mwave
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $23.98 @ OutletPC
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller $24.98 @ OutletPC
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $32.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ NCIX US
Other Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Red $79.99
Other Corsair Individually Sleeved ATX Cable 24pin, Red $19.99
Other Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap $6.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1988.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-15 08:39 EST-0500

I'm wondering if that Samsung monitor would be good enough. I will mainly use this build for gaming. And I'll probably play games like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen. If this monitor is a no no, can someone recommend a widescreen monitor or monitors that will be good for a dual set-up? $350 is my max (for the dual set-up I will be buying the second monitor a few months later)

Thanks in advance!

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Lachlantula 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

By "widescreen" do you mean a big 16:9 monitor, or a 21:9 wide monitor?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

This is a good question that didn't really cross my mind because I'm new to this. But I am considering the AOC q2963pm now which is a 21:9 wide monitor. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-q2963pm

Lachlantula 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

From what I can see that looks great. LG has many good options too, check them out.

obamadontcare0905 1 point 51 months ago

I would recommend a IPS monitor for sure, it gives much better colors and it has great viewing angles!

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Thank you, after reading around I learned IPS is recommended for gaming anyway.

Lachlantula 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Where did you read that? High-speed TN is usually the norm for gaming monitor recommendations.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Just from seeing what people were saying on these forums :/

sharkbyte5150 1 Build 2 points 51 months ago

Lower response rate and higher refresh rate are the best for gaming and IPS monitors achieve neither. People talk about more accurate colors and viewing angles...when you're sitting in front of your monitor, viewing angles are basically useless and monitors have these things called settings which you can adjust. You could even use calibration settings or ICC profiles. For watching movies, IPS may be slightly better but I have no idea why people recommend them for gaming.

Lachlantula 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Probably because they'd be awesome to look at in certain games, and surround with them would be great. Acer has announced a 144Hz IPS, so maybe it will become mainstream to see gaming IPS monitors someday.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Thank you for explaining. Based on this I did change the monitor again to the Acer GN246HL which has 1ms response time and 144hz refresh rate. It's also cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01

Vembutech 1 point 48 months ago

Qnix QX2710