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Looking for a Widescreen Monitor w/ this setup

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December 6, 2005 4:05:54 PM

Hello,

I currently have a Compaq laptop that I play World of Warcraft on religiously! Id like to invest in a new Desktop PC. Here is what Im thinking of purchasing:

AMD-compatible Motherboards
eVGA 133-K8-NF41 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Model #:133-K8-NF41 $129.00
ATX Computer Cases
AeroCool JETMASTER JR SS Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Model #:JETMASTER JR SS $59.00
Internal Hard Drives
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM Model #:WD2500KS $115.00
Memory - System
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K - Retail
Model #:o CZ4002048ELDCPE-K $246.50
Power Supplies
ENERMAX All In One EG565P-VE FMA2.0 SLI ATX12V 535W Power Supply - Retail
Model #:EG565P-VE FMA2.0 SLI $111.00
Processors
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
Model #:ADA3800BVBOX $322.00
Video Cards
eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #:256-P2-N516 $299.00

SubTotal: $1,279.50

Now I need a monitor... Id like widescreen and 17 to 20 inches... My budget is small but around $500 or so. Im a gamer so keep that in mind.

Thanks

Andrew

PS: Also if there is a better idea for a part that I have listed above, advice is welcome.
December 6, 2005 4:39:04 PM

thx bro.. That works! 8)
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December 6, 2005 7:42:32 PM

Check out the Dell FPW2005 or 2005FPW (whatever way the letters go...) It's a 20in. widescreen. Several people who frequent these boards have one and love it, and they say ghosting is non-existant or minimal. It should be under 500 - maybe even 400 if you can afford to wait until a good deal comes up.

Can I suggest a couple changes to your system?

Don't get the SLI mobo unless you're going to do SLI. Chaintech makes a great board for around $75, the Chaintech VNF4 (sometimes with /Ultra). Not quite as cheap but still a good board is Epox (the 9npa series). Don't know much about eVGA mobos, but I like them as a video card company, so its probably a good board, just more than you may need.

Is gaming performance the reason you're getting an X2? If so, you'll probably get better performance from a single core 3700+ for less $.

Plenty of PSU. I like seeing that. You could even drop back to around 450w if price is important, but stick to quality brands like Enermax, Fortron, Antec, etc.

Why 2G of RAM? (Curious - very few games need it today).

Mike.
December 7, 2005 4:58:56 PM

Dell 2005FPW is a good choice
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