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Upgrading a computer opinion
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:05:57 PM »
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MODS: if this is the wrong section to post this please advise me. Im merely looking for some opinions on what I've done to a machine hardware wise.

I have an Acer Aspire AM3970-ES11P. Usually i build my own machines, however this one i picked up a few years back for so cheap i couldn't say no. Its got a Intel I7 2600K, 6Gb ram, 1.5TB Green drive and due to the green drive rather slow. I obviously upgraded to 10 once the upgrade came out and its been an alright little system after i put a GT 630 2GB entry level card in it.
But i decided last week it needed an upgrade.
So here is what i bought, i got it a 1TB WD black HDD, as i needed the space and the speed, i bought a nice 6Gb Nvidia GTX 1060, along with a 600 Watt ThermalTake TR2.

So now its
Intel i7 2600K
6Gb DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GPU by ZOTAC
1.5TB green plus 1TB WD Black
ThermalTake TR2 600Watt PSU

My only issue is i have a VGA only LCD, so i bought a Display port to a VGA adapter. Thoughts opinions?

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Re: Upgrading a computer opinion
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 01:05:18 AM »
your best bet is just get a monitor with DVi-D (cheapest if it also had VGA alongside DVI-D) or if you can afford get one with Displayport..... VGA is dead and nothing outputting a digital can convert to analog without the need for wall power

ebay and craigslist (if in usa) can find some good monitors for very cheap... it's where I got an excellent Dell 3007wfp 30" ultrasharp monitor that sold new for about $1200 for $1000 less than original! I paid $150 for the thing!

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Re: Upgrading a computer opinion
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 01:25:25 AM »
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My only issue is i have a VGA only LCD, so i bought a Display port to a VGA adapter. Thoughts opinions?
I just bot two 32 inch TV sets and am surprized at the resolution. Oneis called  'SCEPTRE' and does HDMI, VGA, AV and TV. The quality even in the VGA mode is remarkable. Only a very slicght color fringing.
So, I athink the best deal is find a sale on a large screen TV set.

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Re: Upgrading a computer opinion
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 09:29:21 AM »
Upgrading to a display with DVI is a good choice if you going to be playing games in high res. I myself am still on an old 17" Dell Flatscreen that is VGA only and I have one of those DVI/VGA adapters with my nVidia 730GT 2GB 128-bit video card so my card that has dual DVI I connect to the bottom DVI with the DVI/VGA adapter and I have no complaints with performance. However I run mostly 1024x768 and the next up resolution which is 1280 x 960. I do have one game that wont sync with the old Dell Display because it uses an even higher resolution that the 10 year old flat screen cant sync to.

**What keeps me from replacing monitor and going with DVI is that I have a 4-port KVM is that is VGA and so I have everything using VGA at my desk for 3 computers. At some point though I am sure a game will come along that I am forced to go with DVI or HDMI, but I myself am still primarily using VGA. I have a 24" samsung flatscreen that I have used DVI on and that looks great. But I actually went backwards back to the 17" display because some older games look horrible on modern widescreen displays where it makes everything stretched wide and crunched short. Games that are desigend for wide screen displays run fine but the others I just couldnt play with distorted aspect ratio.