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Old 08-19-2006, 01:21 PM   #11
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alright, thanks atomic, i'll be going with that.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:36 PM   #12
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Alright well here is everything i've picked out, could you please verify that i havn't forgoten anything i would need for it to function ^_^..

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Old 08-19-2006, 01:59 PM   #13
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Don't bother with the sound card - it won't be much better than stock. If you really want a sound card, get an X-Fi - they blow both the Audigy and onboard sound out the water, although the Asus's onboard sound is still pretty good

Have you thought about cutting back somewhere and getting a better monitor? To be honest, that one is extremely poor - a high response time and its very small, from an unknown company.

Have you got a mouse and speakers?
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:11 PM   #14
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I already have a mx400 which I love and a nice logitech headset.

Could you point me into the direction of a better moniter thats under 200 dollars

with a max res of 1024x768 or a moniter where that resolution will look decent?

Thanks very much :-D
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:17 PM   #15
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You should be looking at a higher res than that - your card should make short work of any game running at 1280x1024, so theres no point getting a lower resolution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116353

Theres a 19" monitor within your range - Viewsonic are known to be a good make, and you'll have a big screen 19"s are often dismissed, but I've gotta Viewsonic VX912 and its awesome
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:22 PM   #16
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Yea, that sound card isn't much better than what's onboard, but it will free up the CPU some from having to process the sound resulting in better framerates while gaming. You don't need to go with the X-Fi cards for great sound, an Audigy2 will do great for around $65 if you're willing to spend that much.

Instead of a plain CDROM drive, I would suggest getting either the LG Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-ROM because quite a few games are now coming on DVD, or even the NEC ND-3550A CD/DVD Burner for if you're ever interested in backing up or saving files and stuff to CD or DVD.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:28 PM   #17
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001072

would this be a good choice, i like samsung :-D
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Yeah - definitely get a DVD burner

The Pioneer DVR-111DBK, which both me and my mate have, is cheap and very good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

There's an X-Fi for $80 after Mail-in rebate - well worth it! If I were you (which, unfourtunately, I am not) I would definitely go for that

And have you considered Core 2 Duo? You could spec a decent Core 2 Duo for the same price, and it would be around 1.5 to 2 times better than that processor!
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Heh, I got my X-Fi Platinum for $80.

The Pioneer is a good burner. Personally I prefer NEC, LG, LiteOn or Plextor.
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Yea, that Samsung will do nicely. Has a good contrast ratio and a quick responce time.
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