Hi guys, I'm planning on building a computer in 2-3 weeks, I'll be ordering from Newegg unless someone finds any great deals elsewhere
As stated I'm ok with spending as much as 1200 USD though I'd be just as happy spending less for similar performance.
I have a Keyboard (PS/2) and mouse (USB) as well as a 250 GB seagate drive.
I will be using this primarily for gaming, however when i go back to college ( I'm taking a year off) I'll also be looking to then install a TV tuner card and rec TV.
I have no brand pref at all, i just care about performance.
I will probably overclock a little, but only on stock air, I'd just as soon use a single GPU set up so that in the future a can SLI/X-fire
(I think i read somewhere that 4850X2 etc don't x-fire as well as single gpu solutions)
I'm coming from a 17" 1200p monitor that i feel is too short, so I'm not sure 1080p would be right for me, but it seems impossible to find a monitor w/ 16:10 HD under 24 inches, and those are all expensive. If I went 1680 X 1050 would i still in the future be able to play B-ray ( if i added B-ray player) at reduced quality or would everything get distorted up?
Hmm i was looking at the asus VH222H wish is very similar, the thing that throws me off is I'm coming from a 17" 1920X1200 that seems "short" i feal as if i don't have as much vertical space as i would like, but in gaming and day to day I tried VERY hard to find 1600X1200 or 1920X 1200 monitors in the 22" rang but they couldn't be had
is acer a good company, for some reason i get the feeling they're a cheaper brand, but maybe thats just cause we use their cheapo line on the comps at my work
NM, acer has way higher contrast, will the 700w power supply handle 2 275's in the event i decide to SLI in the future? also is the mobo sli certified i looked and i'm not seeing it on Newegg, otherwise i suppose i should go 4890's for crosfire
Hmm, if i was willing to go down in res I've heard you can get the 22-inch UltraSharp™ 2209WA for $212 if you just call up their business line, its an IPS panel w/ 5ms response time, would let me go w/ a 512mb 4870/4770 also (decisions decisions lol)
the i7 s have better computing power but a amd 720be or 955be would be cheaper over all
so if you plan later doing video/ photo editing or somthing cpu intinsive the i7 would be better, but if you are manly concerned about gaming go amd
also in your price range thinl about th2 amd p2 955 it is about 100 more that the 720 but has 4 cores vs 3 so if you can afored it i would go 955 .
that being said i own a 720