Originally posted by Ste
Sure he can go bigger, but the bigger u get with LCD's, the lower the pixel pitch, meaning less image quality and response time also can go up which means, games might not respond as Fast. But ya he can go bigger.
A 24-inch LCD is capable of matching the performance of any 17" LCD, if it has all the right stuff.
Dude...$8000? Even if you have that much money, allocate like $5000 or so of it, and you'll have $3000 leeway.
I don't know where you'll be able to buy quad-core Opterons, I'm not sure if you CAN buy them. Most likely you can't, so I'd say to go with either a FX-57 or X2 4800+. remember the quote; "You can overclock a Dual-core to Single-Core speeds, but you can't overclock a Single-Core to Dual-Core speeds." If that doesn't mean anything to you, then go with a FX-57 for gaming and a X2 4800+ for multitasking/Office Work/Workstation.