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Im actually looking do something close to this. Build a desktop and use it as a HTPC/Gaming system via Gamepad.
    
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post #12 of 15
I actually tried something like this with my 50" Panasonic Plasma. I stretched the wires of the PC and the mouse/KB and was able to play on my couch about 7' away. Although the plasma was ultra smooth, playing TF2 proved very difficult because I was just too far away to see enemies that were not right up in my face. It always seems like a good idea, but in the end I think large PC monitor (see sig) works the best.

I have also tried 32" and 37" LCD TVs as monitor and the pixel density kills the deal. IMO the monitor I have, is the biggest you can go while still using 1080p like resolutions. Mine just so happens to be 1920*1200...
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Originally Posted by allthatisman View Post
I actually tried something like this with my 50" Panasonic Plasma. I stretched the wires of the PC and the mouse/KB and was able to play on my couch about 7' away. Although the plasma was ultra smooth, playing TF2 proved very difficult because I was just too far away to see enemies that were not right up in my face. It always seems like a good idea, but in the end I think large PC monitor (see sig) works the best.

I have also tried 32" and 37" LCD TVs as monitor and the pixel density kills the deal. IMO the monitor I have, is the biggest you can go while still using 1080p like resolutions. Mine just so happens to be 1920*1200...
I have had my sig rig hooked up to my 46" for a week trying to decide if I liked it. It is back at my desk with no parts on order. If you want to game on a tv get a console. You will get worked going controller vs kb/mouse.
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WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
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post #14 of 15
I have a similar setup in my office, but reality of working on it is bit uncomfy... Playing games are fun though...
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post #15 of 15
That would be hard on the back after a while for playing games with the keyboard and mouse I think.
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10TB 7500RPM SATA3 64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 (Boot Drive) Lite-On IHAS124-04 DVD RW Windows 10 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Dual Screen (x2) Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" IPS... Apple Keyboard (A1243) Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 None Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
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AMD A6-5400K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7540D 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
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