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new builder, gamer, $2000-2500 budget, help picking parts


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Have you decided on which CPU you are going to use?


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Clarification with regards to the Antec Nine Hundred cases

Thanks for that!
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I'm going with the amd fx 4100 4x3.6mb, 2mb l2 8mb l3

Also going with the msi ati 6970 twin frozr iii 2gb-outperforms nvidia 560ti, no driver issues, same price

Still searching for cases
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changed my mind about the case-going with nzxt switch 810
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anyone know where i could get custom laser engraving done?
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I'm going with the amd fx 4100 4x3.6mb, 2mb l2 8mb l3


I meant 4x3.6ghtz
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changed my mind about the case-going with nzxt switch 810

Well, no filters but it does have a lot of fan options and good cable management. I personally would get the black on black version - white-faced optical drives are hard, if not impossible to find. And as I noted before, I pay attention to what's on my monitors and expect my cases to not draw attention to themselves. But that's me.
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Have you looked at any monitors yet?
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changed my mind about the case-going with nzxt switch 810

Well, no filters but it does have a lot of fan options and good cable management. I personally would get the black on black version


According to Newegg, this case has "full coverage fan filters", and the case is black steel. I'm going with a somewhat decorative, semi-military-theme; hence the curiosity about laser engraving, but the somewhat simplistic looking case with no LED fans.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146089
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As far as monitors go, I'm getting a wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and I have a 40" 1080p tv which I will use atleast for now. Would you see a problem with this?
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Ah, I see you are right - it does have filters. Not sure how I missed that before. Thanks for pointing that out.
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and I have a 40" 1080p TV which I will use at least for now. Would you see a problem with this?


I don't think you will have problems running the display but it may not be a satisfactory image. One of the big issues seems to be awareness of the Pixel size as on a desk top, you are sitting to close to the screen. Lots of users have a PC monitor and use a large TV as a second display for watching video. Read this thread and look for similar.

http://www.avsforum....97#post21386797

http://hardforum.com...d.php?t=1645885
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I AM a monitor noob; my current tv is a Dynex 40" lcd 1080p-dont remember exact model, bought dec 2009
refresh rate 60hz, v-chip, 16:9 aspect, 400 cd/m brightness. Doesn't say if its 4:4:4, so I'm assuming it's not
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If I were to decide to buy a new tv rather than a monitor-mostly because of the price difference-what features would I need in order to be able to get a good display?
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If this was my rig, I would build it and experiment with you existing screen. If you could get it, say on a wall, 4 to 5 feet away, it may be OK for you, Using a screen designed for watching TV is never going to be the same as using a PC monitor. Gaming on a 24in is very good or with the selected GPU, you could build up to a 3 screen display.

In your next post could you please list what you have decided on to date.
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