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Old 12-13-2006, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need 4 120mm fans, a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Im not really sure what to get. I have $700 but it shouldnt cost THAT much. I cant really find and quiet fans that are still pretty powerful so thats why I am asking. I was wanting a 19" lcd but people say to get a widscreen. For mouse and keyboard I prefer wired keyboard and mouse. If the mouse could be 2000 dpi, that would be cool but there seems to be alot of choices.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For the 120mm fans: get a Nexus or a Papst (if they're available in your country)
Mouse: Logitech MX518 is my favourite
Keyboard: Not really important imo but if you want all the bells and whistles you could live with a Logitech G15
Monitor: I myself wouldn't get widescreen as I'd end up with tacky game resolutions. I've seen some fairly new games that still don't support some (if not all) widescreen resolutions.
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Widescreen gaming is great... if the game supports it natively. There are hacks and simple file changes but then again it's a pain in the *** when games like BF won't do it because the devs say it gives people an "advantage" over other players. O please, so the person with the $3000 computer doesn't have an advantage over a person with a $1000 computer?

However, games like HL2 and other source games (CS:S, DoD:S, Dark Messiah) are wonderful to play in widescreen.

To put it plainly, if you don't want to bother playing with your games files and stuff (the non-native games) to get widescreen and just play the game then regular is what you would like. But if you want widescreen gaming experience then get that.

This is a pretty good website that talks about it, and game compatibility: http://www.widescreengamingforum.com...itle=Main_Page

I went through their native list and pulled some highlights:

Call of Duty 1 and 2
Half-Life 2 and source games (some of the best WS support)
FEAR
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Quake 4
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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Ok I got everything I need but I am just wondering, can this compare at all to the dell lcd monitors? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112006
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That monitor looks nice.

1000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms, 1680x1050, looks good to me.
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Also I was looking around and people were complaining about the monitor. Some said its great. Some said its got its issues. Some also said it plain sucks but I guess I could always rma it or something. If im that worried would it be worth getting an extended warrenty.
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I would go for the MX518 for the mouse, that or the G5, but I think the MX518 is better in my opinion.
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if you have the moneu upgrade to the 22" sceptre it has hdcp and hdmi for your console and hd movies. I have it if you want pics i can get some its a great monitor ( I have 22")

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Kensington Pilot mouse laser wireless i love it.
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