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  1. marsey99

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    specs on the left :D

    i cant decide what to do next, i want a new screen as im running a 12/10 20 inch square one atm but i am also about to buy vista (yea i know just dont start, i want to see how well my card holds up in dx10) so i think i might need more ram. what i cant decide wether to get 4x1gb or 2x2gb as im not sure how well 2gig sticks oc. i want a 24inch with hdcp and dvi but not sure which order to upgrade as i cant afford to buy them at the same time.

    i also want a quad but figured i would wait till easter when they drop the prices for that, but im not sure wether i should get a better mobo here instead and realy see how far i can push this cpu as i know its my mobo stopping me @3.4ghz.

    any and all imput is welcomed.
     
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    Id stick with 2gb man and go for the screen.
    You wont get much benefit from the extra ram, only in some applications.

    The screen would definately be the more aesthetic decision in terms of both general computer and gameplay use.
     
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    your card will be fine for vista. I had an 8800GTS 320 that ran Ultimate with Aero full blast.. stick with the 2GB of ram that you have.. you don't need more, and nothing uses 4GB yet.. instead of spending money on more ram, shoot for a different CPU, or maybe another GTS 320 and do SLI? they are down to $199... :D And yes, get a new screen.. I personally like Samsung's LCD's.. but I hear Viewsonic and Westinghouse are also decent monitors for budgets. :)




    correction.. you have the G92.. didn't notice that.. sorry. you're fine with a single card. Get a new monitor!
     
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    Monitor then CPU then RAM then Graphics
     
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    so 2 for 2 think a screen then :)

    westinghouse? im not sure i can get those in the uk, anyone got any reccomendations for any i can get? looking around £300 but if i can get one cheaper it would be nice :D
     
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    For gaming anything is good really.
    Its only when you need a professional level screen that you should worry.

    The main things are contrast ratio, response times, and panel type.
    Id scour newegg for the basic model that you want, then find reviews on them to ensure that they perform as advertised, and then search for it at the lowest price. As long as you stay with a brand name you should generally be all good though.
     
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    good point... look for something with good specs though.. anything 8ms or below response time is good for gaming.
     
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    Heres something I found on it
     
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    its a nice looking screen that trog but im after 1 with hdcp and dvi input,thanks added :D
     
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