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Ready to order my system - Last check - any thoughts?

Last response: in Systems
September 16, 2008 9:00:52 PM

After hours of reading and debating and some more reading, this is what I have some up with:

Case: $100 - Antec 900

CPU: $135 - E8400 ($35 combo deal with mobo, that's why I didn't go E8500)

Mobo: $140 - P5Q Pro

GPU: $280 - VisionTek 4870

HDD: $85 - WD 640gb

RAM: $75 - 4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800

PSU: $84 - Corsair 750W (not on anymore, but it better come back!)

CPU Cooler: $49 - Xigmatek S1283 & Bracket & Compound

Buner: $28 - Samsung Lightscribe

Case Fan: $15 - Antec Blue LED for side of case

Monitor: $200 - Acer 22" or Asus 22" Help me choose! They are both $200 after rebate and promo

Anyone have an Asus monitor, how is it?

Total is $1230 with shipping

One other question, is the 4870 worth the $100 extra in cost? maybe I will go back and look at benchmarks.

One other question

September 17, 2008 12:36:09 AM

No one has any thoughts?
September 17, 2008 12:49:47 AM

You have everything covered. Hit the button and move on ;) 
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September 17, 2008 1:11:56 AM

What about my monitor question and video card question?
September 17, 2008 1:15:54 AM

I figured you would look at benchmarks and decide for yourself. Remember, the 4870 has rear exhaust cooling as well, a big plus in my book.

The ASUS monitor is probably the better one, at least from what I have heard.

I own an Acer 22" i have had for a year or two, and it's just fine.
September 17, 2008 1:17:33 AM

mazda6_stealth said:
What about my monitor question and video card question?

Stick with the Visiontek HD 4870, excellent choice, especially with a Crossfire motherboard.

The monitors you found look good, but it's hard to say based on 10 or 20 user reviews. The one I showed you is a lot more popular and I know it's good.
September 17, 2008 2:25:37 AM

Yeah, I will go with the 4870, just wish it was 1-2 months from now - would be $50 less... but then I would want the next step up again anyway!

I think I will go with the Acer, they have it at staples (says pricegrabber) for $200 +tax, so it's actually the cheapest place, and I can drive and pick it up! Hope my store has one. Does best buy price match?
September 17, 2008 2:35:02 AM

In Canada Best Buy does price match. I'm guessing they do in the US too. Ask them.