My Gaming Rig

“Not a powerful one, but it can play all the latest games at high setting 1080p”

Processor: Intel i7 4770K 3.5 gHz

Ram: Corsair Vengence 4GBx2 DDR3 1600 mHz

Mother Board: Asus H87+

LGA 1150

7.1 Audio Channel

1 x Internal Speaker Connector, 1 x System Panel, 1 x S/PDIF Out Header, 1 x Clear CMOS Jumper, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power Connector, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power Connector

2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports

Power Control options with Normal and Performance mode. Also anti-surge feature.

SMPS: Cooler Master Cabinet CS700

700 watts power supply with multiple LED colors ( Blue, White and RED)

Hard Disk ( from my old pc ): 500 GB Seagate 5400 rpm

Graphic Card: GTX 760

Not an advanced graphic card that can give 100 FPS in latest games, but it can still do around 60 FPS at Very High settings at 1080p

Rig: Antec x1-t

( Don’t spend too much on the cabinet, unless you really want to impress with the looks and of course if you have more money )

5 Fans slots. Red LED ( eye catching )

Front panel with 1 fan, 1 headphone jack, 1 mic jack, 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port

Monitor: Benq RL2455hm

24″ inch Full HD 1080p

1ms Response Time

60hz Refresh Rate ( not for a competitive gamer, but GTX 760 won’t give higher FPS. So I limited to 6ohz )

2 HDMi, 1 VGA and DVI ports

Native Contrast Ratio 1000:1

Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12M:1

Sound: Zebronics 5.1 Surrond System ( I have been using it for a pretty long time )


Choosing Right PC Gaming Monitor

Factors to consider:

Frame Rate

Frame rate per second (fps) is the number of frames per second that the video card sends to the monitor; 30fps is the minimum value that makes a game playable, even if the optimal value would be a frame rate of a stable 60 fps to not have jerking. The best video cards on the market allow you to play games like Battlefield 4 with Full HD 1080p resolution and ultra-details without going below 60 fps. Of course, you need to have an adequate gaming pc.

Refresh Rate

Refresh rate or vertical frequency, not to be confused with the frame rate, in simplified terms is the number of times the picture is “redesigned” on the monitor in a second. Usually this value is 60Hz or 120Hz if the monitor supports 3D. This has a big impact on the gameplay experience. In principle, one must know that if you play at 60 fps (frames per second) you will not have any major problems of visualization. If the frame rate increases and goes beyond 60fps and your monitor’s refresh rate is 60 Hz then you have the classic tearing effect (tearing of the image). In actuality, the monitor is not able to show all frames sent to the screen by the pc video card. An example of what tearing is, to work around this problem you can enable V-Sync (vertical sync); in this way, the video card will transmit at a frame rate equal to the maximum refresh rate supported by your monitor.

Response Time

or time of response is expressed in milliseconds (ms) and is the time necessary to turn on a pixel; to turn it off and turn it on again (BtB: black to black); to have a low response time is important to avoid ghosting or ghosting that is very evident with moving pictures on display with themes of high response. In general, the response time is lower in the TN panels compared to IPS. The best monitors for playing have a response time of less than 2ms, even 1ms. I advise you not to buy monitors for gaming with a response time greater than 5ms GtG. You must be careful when reading the value of the response time. Usually, the monitor manufacturers indicate the GtG gray-to-gray; a response time of 2ms GtG corresponds to about 8ms BtB.

Input Lag

This term is often read in articles that discuss the 3d smart TV. It is the time or the delay that elapses between when you compile an action by pressing a key on the keyboard, or on the mouse, on the controller and see the result on the screen. It concerns a very important investment especially when you have to choose a smart TV that you want to use for playing with PlayStation or Xbox or connect it to your PC.


TN, IPS, VA are terms that refer to the type of LCD panel. The principle TN monitors are cheaper and have excellent response times. The IPS panels reproduce color images more true to reality (best color) and have wider viewing angles compared to TN panels. The VA panels have excellent contrast, decent response times and good brightness. They are a middle ground between TN and IPS. There are several variations: MVA, S-MVA, P-MVA are more suitable for professional use.  Refer to previous post for detailed information.

 Some of the good 1080p TN Panel Gaming Monitors:

  • BenQ XL2420Z and BenQ XL2720Z:

Refresh rate: 144Hz
Response Time: 1ms
compatible with Nvidia 3D Vision

  • ASUS VG248QE:

Refresh Rate: 144Hz
Response Time: 1ms
 Nvidia 3D Vision support, DisplayPort;

  • Philips 242G5DJEB:

Refresh rate: 144Hz
Response time: 1ms
Nvidia 3D Vision support

  • ViewSonic VX2452MH:

Refresh rate: 75Hz
Response time: 2ms time.

  • AOC e2752She 27-inch monitor

Response time: 2 ms
Refresh rate: 60Hz

  • Asus VG278HE 27-Inch monitor

Response time: 2ms
Refresh rate: 144Hz
Nvidia 3D vision




Choosing Right Monitors for Your PC

When choosing a computer monitor, always take into account the type of panel display uses in addition to the other technical specifications. Flat screens LCD monitors primarily use three different panel types: TN, IPS or VA (in its different forms). The choice of panel is very important, as it determines whether the monitor is responsive enough for your first-person shooters, good at reproducing colors if you work with design or photography, or in some cases both.

Different Monitor Panel Types
The most common type of panel type is the TN–twisted nematic. The others are Vertical Alignment (VA) and In-Plane switching (IPS). Additionally there are different versions of the latter two display types. VA computer monitors primarily come in two versions: Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA) and Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA). Each technology has its pros and cons and what to look for depends on what you plan on using your monitor for.

TN (Twisted Nematic) is the most common technology and also the oldest. The main advantage is that it provides the shortest response times, making them good for gaming. In combination with LED back-lighting, TN monitors also offer high brightness and draw less power than competing technologies. Another important factor is that they are cheap to manufacture, resulting in low prices for end users.
The drawbacks to the technology is the color shifts that occur at wider viewing angles. There are large differences in quality between different products, but the lower-end ones will exhibit color shift even at moderate angle changes. A TN-based display can usually be identified through these color distortions when viewing the picture from above or from the sides.

The main advantages with IPS monitors is that the technology offer noticeably better color reproduction as well as much better viewing angles. The downside used to be a difficulty to emphasize blacks, which in turn meant problems with the contrast. IPS panels were also very expensive and slow in the beginning.
Now the manufacturers have started producing so-called Super-IPS (S-IPS) panels at reasonable prices. Response times have crept down considerably and the contrast is much better. In addition, color display and the options to calibrate the colors are superior to the other panel types. IPS panels keep colors constant, even in sharp angles.

VA – MVA and PVA
Further developments have led to MVA and PVA, where the manufacturers are trying to find a technique that would combine the advantages of both TN and IPS. MVA panels offer good viewing angles and generally better blacks and contrast than either TN or IPS panels. Their response times also look good on paper, but unfortunately not in the real world
Even if the response time for white to black is low, it is often considerably higher between two dark tones, leading to Ghosting effects. Another weakness is the color reproduction, which in itself is better than TN but not as good as IPS. PVA panels are in many ways similar to MVA, but have even better blacks and great contrast. The problem with ghosting remains, however.

As you have probably gathered by now, there is no single type of LCD that is good at everything. What panel type you choose must be a compromise based on how you use the monitor. Gamers will generally be happy with TN panels and their exceptional response time. Photographers and graphic designers should buy an IPS monitor instead.
If you are a writer or work in any other field where contrast is an important factor you should have a look at a monitor with an MVA or PVA panel. If you use the screen to the little bit of everything, you might choose a TN-based monitor to save money or a high-end IPS with low response time if you won’t settle for just the mere basics.


Top 10 Mobile GPUs 2014

10. AMD Radeon HD 6990M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 3390
Popularity : 0.0002

Laptops with HD6990M – Eurocom Leopard 2.0, Rock Xtreme 685-I5-2540M, Schenker XMG P701 PRO


9. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 3480
Popularity : 0.0016


8. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 4170
Popularity : 0.0061


7. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 0.0016
Popularity : 0.0137


6. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 4570
Popularity : 0.0002


5. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 5150
Popularity : 0.0043


4. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 6650
Popularity : 0.0055


3. AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 6670
Popularity : 0.0083


2. AMD Radeon HD 8970M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 6830
Popularity : 0.0023



1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Direct X Version : DX11
3D Mark Score : 7530
Popularity : 0.0137


Personal Favorite : GTX 765M

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