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IPS MONITOR HELP / PSU HELP / GENERAL ADVICE NEEDED

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November 8, 2011 8:39:47 AM

Hello.

I am currently in the process of designing a new gaming rig, and of course I am want some opinions other than my own before I break the bank!!

Here it is so far:

CPU INTEL I5 2500k
MOBO ASUS p8p67 evo rev 3.1
RAM G.SKILLS 8gb (2x4) Ripjaw X 1600 DDR3 @ 8-8-8-24
GPU MSI Radeon 6950 Twin Frozr 3 2gb (one for now, Xfire later)
HDD WD Velociraptor @ 10000 rpm ( I already own this, will upgrade to SSD when it makes sense!!!)
CASE Coolermaster HAF X (I like BIG cases with BIG fans, my other one is an antec 1200)
PSU Corsair CMPSU-850TX v2 850w
MONITOR DELL u2412m

And of course I have a couple of questions!

Online all IPS monitors are getting mixed reviews as far as gaming is concerned. What are your thoughts on the Dell I mentioned earlier? (PLEASE DON'T COMMENT ON THE MONITOR IF YOU HAVE NEVER USED THE DELL U2412M)

And while I believe I will be very happy with 24" of 1920x1200 gaming @60hz and about a trillion colors....

1) are these 2 issues big enough (anti glare coating/overdrive reverse ghosting)? Should I be looking at something else?
Unfortunately testing the monitor for myself is not an option because of my remote location, even returning something is not easy.

2)Should I be looking above 24" or is there nothing reasonable out there

3)Are there better 24" IPS monitors that don't cost twice as much?

4)16:10 is still cool for games right?

5)Is the PSU overkill or futureproof? (Modular is a non issue)

4)Is there any other advice, or anything you would change in the build above?
Feel free to rip it to bits

Thanks
November 8, 2011 8:44:04 AM

2.) Personal Choice
4.) Personal Opinion
5.) The 850w is pretty good. Although, a 750w would be sufficient enough and have enough headroom.

November 8, 2011 8:46:16 AM

Opinions and choices are EXACTLY what I am after...
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November 8, 2011 9:05:40 AM

Well, it's always up to the buyer what kind of peripherals he wants to buy nd at what res he wants to play at.

16:10 is pretty good.
24" is pretty good.
November 8, 2011 7:23:27 PM

That was a nice comparison. Way I see it 16:10 feels much more natural while gaming than 16:9.
Still if anyone has actually used the u2412m or would like to suggest an alternative they are happy with, or comment on the rest of the build please write
!