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What monitor to buy for an avid FPS gamer?

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March 29, 2012 1:43:30 AM

Hi guys,

I'm open to suggestions, but this is what I'm thinking about getting so far:
Corsair 600T white
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III


Things I need your help with making the best decision:

I am thinking of getting dual GPU's. Having said that - I will need to get PCIe 3.0 cards right? What do you suggest? I'm leaning towards 680s.

Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" 2ms(GTG). I am an avid gamer. I don't want to sacrifice anything here - is there any 'gotchas' I should be aware of when choosing between this and other 120hz monitors?

Memory. I have the QVL list but I'm really not sure what would be the best choice based on quality and performance?
http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?S [...] JGJPFfGCFA

Power Supply?

Cheers,
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March 29, 2012 2:55:18 AM

With gaming you do want as low a refresh rate as possible and the 2ms is good so I wouldn't go above that and the 120mhz is also very good.
Getting a 680 right now is hard to do as they have sold out everywhere so you will have to be vigilent , lucky and quick. If you go with AMD you can choose anything they have because there is no short supply. The 7970 would be the choice there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic just released a new 1250w platinum psu which I'm looking at myself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as ram goes you don't have to follow the QVL , most dual channel ram will work. GSkill , Corsair , Mushkin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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