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Old 06-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sweet. Just one last question. On that graphics card, is there a cable that has one end a Mini HDMI and the other end a standard size? Because It only has a mini and 2 DVI ports and I have never used DVI before.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Never mind, just watched an unboxing and they pack it with a DVI to VGA adapter and a Mini HDMI to Standard HDMI cable.. kinda short though.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Those are only adapters, not meant to be long like regular cords are. Are you using a VGA monitor?
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At the moment, yes. But I also plan to connect it to my HDTV through HDMI. Along with the new monitors but not the HDTV and two monitors at the same time.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was looking around on TigerDirect for some of the parts and I saw this

Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 4.6GHZ Overclocked Barebone - ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Mobo, Intel Core i7-2600K, 8GB DDR3 RAM, CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case, Ultra 750W PSU, CoolIT ECO Liquid Cooling, 4 Free Game Coupons at TigerDirect.com

How does that look for the computer instead of buying the parts separately?
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That does not include a graphics card, so it will go over your budget...but it's up to you.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Just a note, if you don't want to go the Intel path, and save a little money with AMD (I've heard that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is all that you'd need for gaming currently on this forum multiple times), then you could go that route.

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
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CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

That there's about $580 from Newegg if I'm not mistaken, but that wouldn't quite max Crysis...

Replace that GTX 460 with a superclocked GTX 560 Ti and you've got a great gaming rig that WILL max Crysis at 4xAA pretty well for about $685. I think this would be a good monitor for ~$150 per monitor.

Then Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is $100. here
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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That looks nice. But would only 4 gigs be enough?

And sorry fox, I just assumed that those all came with everything you needed.
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Yeah, most people here agree that 4GB is plenty for gaming.
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Hm. Yeah that looks awesome. I think I might go for 6 gigs at least for the RAM. Do you see any other small things I could upgrade?
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