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Old 08-17-2009, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found another GTX 275 for $200 on craigslist(i can go SLi), i was thinking i need a cpu(current=e7200), also a better monitor would help(current=soyo 17").

What should i spend my $200 on? I cant decide on my on so hopefully you guys can push me in the right direction.
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From those three choices, I'd say you're lacking with the monitor. Why have two GTX 275s, let alone one 275 with a small 17". Stick with one GTX 275 and go for a 20 or 22" widescreen monitor.
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Absolutely. Monitor.
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+1 to the monitor. the gtx 275 is a good card and if you needed to you could go SLi in the future when prices drop. your cpu is good too, not too many games utilize quad cores so dual is fine. i would say the monitor is the best choice

for the size i would definitely go for 22" or more. i personally would go for this: Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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ok so im looking at these, that asus is nice but i would like to keep it 200 and under.

Newegg.com - Gateway FHD2102bmidgz Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor w/ Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000:1(DC) w/ Built in USB ports - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) - LCD Monitors
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i would go for the Acer
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This Samsung fits in your price range and is also 1080p.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2243SWX Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300cd/m2 DC 15000:1 (1000:1) w/ HDCP Support - LCD Monitors
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