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Building a computer. Need help choosing HDD and Monitor.

Hey guys,
so I'm building a computer to play games and whatnot, trying to get it done by this week or the next so I can play Crysis 2 with everyone.
Here's the current list of the stuff I have ordered/received already:
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: XFX HD Radeon 6950 2GB (planning on flashing to 6970)
Mobo: Biostar TP67B+
Ram: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1600
Case: Antec Three Hundred
PSU: XFX 650 Watt XXX edition
CPU HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

I still need a hard disk and monitor.
For the hard disk, I've been looking at this one: Hitachi 7K3000 2TB 7200rpm 64mb cache Sata 6.0Gb/s

For the monitor, I'm looking at this: Acer 24" 2ms 1920x1080 LCD Monitor

Are those appropriate for my build? And does anyone have suggestions for better/cheaper ones?
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  2. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <----- Please do a "copy / paste of this and post it on this thread. We need to know your budget, what country your in, do you plan on over clocking, dual vid cards in the future, etc...
  3. Also check out my guide for the 1500$ guide. It should be similar to what you are looking for some critiques though.

    +1 Why_Me, fill that out please.
  4. Approximate Purchase Date: this week hopefully

    Budget Range: 300-400 before rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

    Parts Not Required: Everything I listed as having above.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: don't really care

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: Like before, just need critiques on HDD and monitor.
  5. Best answer
    I use the AOC 24" Widescreen LCD TV/Monitor 1080p, 1920x1080, 10000:1, 6:9 for $230, it works great.
    Or the AOC 2436VW 24" Widescreen HD Monitor 1080p, 1920x1080, for $139.99


    The best HD i found is the Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD. use 1x1TB or 2x500GG RAD 0.

    Or get the Intel X25M 120 GB Solid State Drive $220 for programs and a Spinpoint F3 1TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA $60 for data.
  6. Samsung F3 are good drives, as for the monitor, if you can wait the Dell Ultrasharp 23" could fall within your price range on special.
  7. Alright, thanks for the suggestions guys.
  8. Best answer selected by trickstar.
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