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Gaming PC with two monitors. Budget = $1500

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December 1, 2010 3:09:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of December/early January

Budget Range: $1500 max before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing, Office, Photoshop/Lightroom, light music production.

Parts Not Required: Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any. I just prefer that all of the parts come from the same website.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I was thinking AMD, but open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Either.

Monitor Resolution: I don't know. The computer I'm on now uses 1152 x 864, but it doesn't really matter.

Additional Comments: Needs to include two monitors. Also OS.

I mostly play WoW but plan on playing SC2 as well. I realize these games aren't too graphics intensive, but I would like the option to play more graphics intensive games in the future.

Reason for dual monitors: I used to have a setup with my laptop and an old CRT monitor and I've been in love with dual monitors ever since. It just makes browsing/chatting/etc. much more enjoyable. I probably won't be gaming on both monitors.

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December 1, 2010 3:30:47 PM

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This should keep you going for a while and you can add another vid card in future.Also you could probably get by with a cheaper motherboard and vid card, but they help to keep the pc fresh for a little longer life cycle with the overclock and additional feature sets. hope this helps. Also all parts from newegg, go egg!!
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a b C Monitor
December 1, 2010 3:40:26 PM

for $1500, you can probably get a TRIPLE monitor solution.. a crossfire 6850 setup can handle 3 1920x1080 monitors.
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a b C Monitor
December 1, 2010 4:11:01 PM

a quick back of the envelope calculation says 'yes':

$690. 3x Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors @ 130 ea
$380. 2x MSI HD6850 @ 190 ea
$155 Phenom II X4 965
$109 AS Rock 870 extreme 3 mobo (w. 8x/8x PCIe16)
$ 50. 500 GB HD
$ 50. 4 GB DDR3-1333
$ 60. Seasonic 520W 80+ Bronze PSU
$ 17. DVD burner
$ 40. Destroyer case
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$1551
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