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#21PsythikPosted 5/2/2014 7:09:58 PM(edited)
Precisely. Try the HDMI port first, and if you can't get a clear and uncropped image on the first try then just use the PC Input.
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#22reincarnator07Posted 5/3/2014 3:29:44 AM
Psythik posted...
Precisely. Try the HDMI port first, and if you can't get a clear and uncropped image on the first try then just use the PC Input.


If that PC input is VGA, I'd avoid it. It will negatively affect the image quality.
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#23LordTrinen(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 6:25:11 AM
reincarnator07 posted...
Psythik posted...
Precisely. Try the HDMI port first, and if you can't get a clear and uncropped image on the first try then just use the PC Input.


If that PC input is VGA, I'd avoid it. It will negatively affect the image quality.


What's VGA?
#24SlaynPosted 5/3/2014 6:31:07 AM(edited)
$800-1200 is a good range for a PC. You can do it for less, but I wouldn't recommend it. Anything above and you lose a lot of bang for your buck for eye candy.

You can also buy a cheap HDMI switch if you want to hook up multiple HDMI devices.

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-301BN-Premium-wireless-adapter/dp/B0049S6ZUS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1399127438&sr=8-3&keywords=hdmi+switch

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#25BeerOnTapPosted 5/3/2014 6:40:00 AM
mrtywer posted...
Putting a computer together is 900% easier than it sounds. Find a 2 hour youtube tutorial, and you are set. Honestly.

It's literally almost impossible to screw up a build yourself, all the parts fit only 1 direction, and as long as you don't force stuff and break it, it basically assembles itself.


This is correct.
Just make sure you have an entire day off.
#26LordTrinen(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 10:55:31 AM
Good news for me!

Visited a computer store today that offered a service to assemble custom PCs for you. It might cost a little extra but I don't trust myself for such a task so I plan to take up that service.

The guy who helped me was very familiar with Skyrim and its mods so he could really help me. He suggested two builds for me.

The cheaper build is $600 and can run the game well with good graphics and mods. This build is without a dedicated video card. If I want mods that offer better and improved graphics I'll need a good video card. One video he showed me was of Whiterun with lots of new trees and plant life. He suggested an R9 270 video card that adds about $200 to the price tag.

What do you think? Should I take the cheaper build and maybe update later? I may not get that super Whiterun mod right away but I may try it someday. Should I take cheaper or splurge and get it all now?
#27Sergei_DukanovPosted 5/3/2014 11:29:39 AM
LordTrinen posted...
Good news for me!

Visited a computer store today that offered a service to assemble custom PCs for you. It might cost a little extra but I don't trust myself for such a task so I plan to take up that service.

The guy who helped me was very familiar with Skyrim and its mods so he could really help me. He suggested two builds for me.

The cheaper build is $600 and can run the game well with good graphics and mods. This build is without a dedicated video card. If I want mods that offer better and improved graphics I'll need a good video card. One video he showed me was of Whiterun with lots of new trees and plant life. He suggested an R9 270 video card that adds about $200 to the price tag.

What do you think? Should I take the cheaper build and maybe update later? I may not get that super Whiterun mod right away but I may try it someday. Should I take cheaper or splurge and get it all now?


The R9 270 is a new version of the 7870ghz, you might be able to find a 7870ghz for less than $200 online and its just plug and play. A ghx 770 will set you back a little bit more. If you want more bang tho, avoid any 780's and r9 290/x since they will set you back at least $430+. A 770 or R9 280x will give you a larger boost than the R9 270 at around the $300 range. You might want to check on ebay and see if they have any deals. Found a few R9 290's for less than $300 a few days ago.

And what CPU did he recommend? a 3570 or 4670?
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#28Sergei_DukanovPosted 5/3/2014 1:03:49 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-Technology-ATI-Radeon-HD-7870-GHz-Edition-OC-11199-03-20G-2-GB-2-/201081289321?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2ed160fa69

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerColor-AX7870-2GBD5-2DHV4E-OC-HD-7870-GHz-Edition-2GB-256-Bit-GDDR5-/201055455905?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2ecfd6caa1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-R9-290-4GD5-Radeon-R9-290-4GB-512-bit-GDDR5-PCI-Express-3-0-V803-USA-/141271433661?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item20e46f01bd

http://www.ebay.com/itm/R9-290-Sapphire-Battlefield-4-Edition-/141238224648?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item20e2744708

Just a few examples. I dont know good prices for Nvideas, so I did not link any, sorry.
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#29PsythikPosted 5/3/2014 1:32:30 PM
reincarnator07 posted...
Psythik posted...
Precisely. Try the HDMI port first, and if you can't get a clear and uncropped image on the first try then just use the PC Input.


If that PC input is VGA, I'd avoid it. It will negatively affect the image quality.
Only if you're using a low-quality cable.

LordTrinen posted...
reincarnator07 posted...
Psythik posted...
Precisely. Try the HDMI port first, and if you can't get a clear and uncropped image on the first try then just use the PC Input.


If that PC input is VGA, I'd avoid it. It will negatively affect the image quality.


What's VGA?
VGA, also known as D-SUB, an analog video connection, one of the oldest and one of the most common ways to hook up your monitor. It's that blue cable with a bunch of pins on it. You've seen it plenty of times before. Because it's analog, as opposed to digital (like HDMI is), there's a potential for a reduced image quality. But like I said, so long as your VGA cable isn't complete trash you won't be able to tell the difference from HDMI. I'm using VGA right now and it looks great.
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#30LordTrinen(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2014 2:16:15 PM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...

And what CPU did he recommend? a 3570 or 4670?


On the sheet he gave me he wrote 7850 next to the word "processor".