Tv as Monitor?

Mishenka

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Hi guys, first post here and i'm after help already ! ;)

I'm looking to build myself a gaming PC in the near future.. mainly to play.. World of Tanks/Warships and XCom II.
Space is very limited in the mancave so dont really have room for a full desk set up etc (can do it at a push but would rather not)
so my question.. I have a 49" 4k tv already there for my PS4, so what are the cons about using a TV for PC gaming? I have a laptop for web surfing etc so the gaming rig would be for just gaming.

part 2 :)

Having not built a PC since the AMD thunderbird running at 1GHz I have kinda lost touch with it all
so any advice on builds would be appreciated
Budget of up to £1300 ish with monitor if really needed.
Mouse/KB would have to be wireless if using TV


thanks in advance
 

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Spuff

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If games on your PS4 look good on your TV then so will PC games, although as mentioned below you may stretch the capabilities of a single GPU if you want to run at 4k.
 
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Wozza63

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The biggest difference generally is the response time in TVs. However unless you are playing competitively where a few milliseconds can make a difference then its not really an issue.
 

Oussebon

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If it's a 4k TV and you're playing at native res, the big downside is needing a £500 GPU that even then will still struggle with some higher settings on some games. I'm not sure how scaled down content will look from a PC, but if you're happy to run at 1080p on it then you can always go for a cheaper gpu.
 

Mishenka

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Not too worried about response times as i don't really play "twitch" shooters, getting too old for that now lol
thanks for the input guys
 

MichaelBarnes

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I have tried a 40" Tv with my PC at first it looks so great having a big monitor but later i feel my eyes is reacting and feels some difference it like i am wearing a glass then not so that i stop using it and back to my 24" monitor.
 

Spuff

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I have tried a 40" Tv with my PC at first it looks so great having a big monitor but later i feel my eyes is reacting and feels some difference it like i am wearing a glass then not so that i stop using it and back to my 24" monitor.

Yes, if the screen size in relation to the distance you sit from it is wrong for you, then you may well get eye strain. But the OP says he's been using a PS4 through the TV so whether it's a PS4 or PC his situation seems to be OK for him.
 
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