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Building a computer. Need help choosing HDD and Monitor.

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March 19, 2011 11:06:45 PM

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?
March 20, 2011 1:29:19 AM

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March 20, 2011 5:28:01 AM

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.
March 20, 2011 6:03:12 AM

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:

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.

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March 20, 2011 9:37:16 AM

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.
March 20, 2011 2:41:02 PM

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.
March 20, 2011 7:23:47 PM

Alright, thanks for the suggestions guys.
March 20, 2011 7:51:29 PM

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