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Old 06-03-2011, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default gaming rig, ~$1300

Hi everyone. This is my first post/thread. I just emigrated from /g/ because of ANOTHER stupid ban, and I'm hoping the community here is a bit better.
Here's my build:
Case: In Win BUC - IN WIN BUC Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 12V, PSII Size, Not Included Power Supply
HDD: samsung spinpoint f3

Monitor: Asus VW246H - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Is IPS really worth it? similar asus monitor, 23", 5ms, $15 more - ASUS ML239H Black 23" 5ms IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 (3,000:1)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600
motherboard: asrock p67 extreme4 - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: asus oc'd dual fan 560 ti ($15 more than other models, -$15 combo'd with cpu) - ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CPU: i5 2500k
CPU cooler: noctua nh-d14 (from amazon, to save like $6)
and my mom is sending me a dvd drive and my old keyboard and mouse.
Edit: keyboard is microsoft reclusa, and mouse is a4tech xl-750f

I didn't bother to read any forum rules, because basically i need to just not act like a douchebag. Are there any rules against bumping?
I guess I'll have to start editing my posts to fit more into each.
Also, decided no on the IPS monitor, it's smaller, slower, and according to reviews, it has horrible backlighting issues.

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Old 06-03-2011, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by caramelapples View Post
I didn't bother to read any forum rules, because basically i need to just not act like a douchebag. Are there any rules against bumping?
there's also a rule about double posting

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Can't go wrong with those parts
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