Newb building a gaming pc needs advice


#1

Ok, I need some input from the pros here. So I’m considering building a gaming pc to replace my ps4 (I can’t justify cost of having both so will sell the ps4 to help cover costs).

My question: Can I use the gaming pc connected to my 5 year old HDTV through HDMI and still have good gameplay performance? I know it would have more than enough graphics performance but worried if there’s any timing/syncing issues by using the TV rather than a dedicated monitor and using wireless keyboard/mouse vs wired?
The main reason I’m asking is I’d like to have it function as a basic hometheater setup as well.


#2

It’d really depend on your TV. TV’s tend to have a bit more ‘lag’ due to the higher input latency compared to an actual monitor.

You may be able to find your TV in this list here: http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

You can see the difference between a monitor averaging around 9-11ms, compared to a HDTV coming in around 20-40ms (and higher).

That aside, most competitive PC gamers will tell you to go with a wired mouse, however for you, a wireless mouse will be perfectly fine and preferred in fact (Since you kind of want an HTPC) The wireless keyboard would be a good option as well.

Hope that gives you a headstart in your research. If you got any questions, let us know.


#3

Thanks! I’ll have to check what model I have for display lag when get home.
So, I should be good then if get a decent flight setup for Star Citizen later as long as screen lag’s not too bad.


#4

Ya, so long as your computer components are up to snuff, you should be all set to go.