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Monitor Suggestion (max $250) and Wireless suggestion.

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October 17, 2012 7:53:56 PM

Just realized that I am going to need a way to connect wirelessly. Connecting directly is not possible.

Additionally looking for a monitor sub 250$. Can use Microcenter, Newegg, Amazon, Best Buy. (or other reliable sources).

Thanks for any/all help and suggestions.

This is what I am using.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB Kit (2x8 GB Modules) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 Desktop Memory KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G
Storage: Barracuda 2TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
October 17, 2012 8:17:57 PM

change the CPU cooler to a noctua u12p -SE2. built way better and will cool way better and will be way quieter. 39.99 at

this ram instead. 16gb is useless if you are not video editing.

get a 1tb if you are not going to store a ton of movies. 2tb would be overkill for most

get this 7950 instead. its cheaper

get this case instead. higher quality

get this power supply instead. more efficient and a newer design

now to the monitor

id suggest this

if you are looking for something cheaper

one is TN (lower quality less accurate but faster) and one is IPS (wider viewing angles, better image quality but a tad slower) both are great options
October 17, 2012 8:18:03 PM

What size are you looking for? That's pretty essential, I love my Acer monitor, it is 24in, 2ms response time and 60hz, all on discount for about 130-140. And by connectivity do you mean connecting to the network?
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October 17, 2012 10:03:12 PM

I appreciate suggestions on the build - but already purchased.

Looking on completing the build.

(Getting monitor/wireless card or w/e)

As far as monitor size. 24" is fine. (ideally 22-24")

Its going to be used for gaming/movies/some video editing/surfing the web.
October 17, 2012 11:19:05 PM

no you are better off with the ones i provided. its still a TN. with 20 bucks more i can get a far superior IPS
October 18, 2012 12:33:13 AM

What would you suggest a 270?

My main concern to your suggested one is that its 6ms - granted that may not be overall that significant. But thought 5 and below (2) being preferred.

October 18, 2012 12:39:22 AM

the response time is a fake. nothing has a 5ms or lower reponse time other than a plasma.

as i said, get the asus pb238q
October 18, 2012 4:37:05 AM

I will not dispute the fact of 5ms being a lie (since I simply don't know). But It has to actually mean something calculable. If for no other reason then someone would simply claim they were 5ms or 2ms and no one would be over that. Since it was "fake."

Regardless of that - I did look at the asus pb238q and it seems nice. However you said if you could go 20 over my budget you had a nicer suggestion. Unless you meant the asus pb238q being 20 over the Viewsonic I mentioned?

And any suggestions for a internet card ?

October 18, 2012 10:27:30 AM

its not 20 dollars over. its 229.99 before MIR

and it is better than the acer in terms of image quality by miles. just that the acer is 120hz and faster