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I am going to get the 4000, it seems to be the best choice for the money. I have about $265 to spend on a monitor and speakers. Not a whole lot, but hopefully enough for a decent lcd.
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LCD Monitors

There are two monitors on Newegg within your budget. A 19" Acer and a 17" LG. Given that you are using a 7800GTX, I don't think either of these will do you justice, because neither provides even 1600x1200 resolutions. You want something, I think, that can handle 2054 (or whatever it is) resolutions.

Have a look on Zip Zoom Fly.

I think you'll be happy with the 4000+, so long as you're not going to be doing crazy multi tasking.
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This lcd looks great and has some good reviews, not to mention the great price. I am thinking that this monitor will work great. Now I just need some decent speakers.

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Yeah that looks good, but it's not going to let you fully utilise the power of your 7800, because it can only provide resolutions up to 1280 x 1024.

As for speakers, what do you want - a 2.1, 5.1 7.1 setup? What does the Audigy 2ZS provide - 7.1 channels? I'd go for Logitech. If you want a 2.1 setup (ie two speakers and a sub), the X230 is a great desktop system. The sub puts out good bass.
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Yeah that x230 system looks good for now. Until I can muster enough cash for a 7.1 system.
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Okay, I have some extra cash left over and was wondering how easy would it be to set up 2 of these hd in raid?
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Can't help you there mate, never tried it.
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For a monitor settle for a response time no greater than 8ms, a monitor is not something you can skimp on, you may as well have spent half the money on a gaming pc if you get a crap monitor. I love my syncmaster its pretty tasty got a pal with a 23 inch hp crt and its good but you really dont notice much difference between mine and his 1280 by 1024 isnt bad for games at all higher is better but the lcd native for most is still very good. Size obviously is great was just at a LAN party and my rig was easily the smallest and easiest to move everyone else had crt, also the best lookin although that was unintentional benefit.
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