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I know you said no monitors but if you have a TN monitor I would seriously consider an IPS or PVA matrix panel. They look amazing compared to TN.

Otherwise I say audio.
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I know you said no monitors but if you have a TN monitor I would seriously consider an IPS or PVA matrix panel. They look amazing compared to TN.

Otherwise I say audio.
Totally agree. Looking into an ISP myself. I am waiting for the 30 inch dell to get closer to the $500 mark, but I doubt it will be anytime soon
    
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Try arch linux for fun?

Another vote for an SSD- Or if you dont want to spend as much, another WD black and raid 0 them?

A good soundcard (not creative- I am biased and their drivers are HUGE for no reason) and good headphones?

A new mousepad? Maybe one of the super nice expensive ones? (but I am in love with the basic blue mousepads ever since a seller here threw one in with other stuff I was buying.)

Other than that, I have nothing. Some new games? Perhaps some cheap but different indie games?

New quieter fans for your xc loop or case? Quiet is nice. (Cut out any built in fangrills on your case and replace with wire fangrills? Better airflow there means a bit less noise, and the wire grills are close to $1)
Sorry for not being clear enough, I have a 60GB SSD as a boot drive. The sound card idea sounds interesting, I'm just using the built in card on my motherboard. Will it make a difference? I'm not exactly an audiophile, but I like sound.

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I know you said no monitors but if you have a TN monitor I would seriously consider an IPS or PVA matrix panel. They look amazing compared to TN.

Otherwise I say audio.
Can you elaborate a bit on the monitors? I'm not up to date with the latest, being at college for a year studying finance got me out of the loop.
    
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If you are considering monitors look at the 27'' Apple Cinema Display and the 27'' U2711 Dell Ultrasharp
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  1. Buy more monitors for an Eyefinity setup.
  2. Buy another SSD (really? You only have a 60GB one? Get another!).
  3. A sound card as somebody suggested.
  4. Speaker setup/Headphones.
  5. Mouse pad.
That's all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully this helps.
 
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Totally agree. Looking into an ISP myself. I am waiting for the 30 inch dell to get closer to the $500 mark, but I doubt it will be anytime soon
I hate to say it but that is never going to happen. I bought my 3007wfp-HC for $650 used, which is about as cheap as you'll find a pristine condition used unit for. If you can find a used one around $600-700 I would jump on it if you have an interest.

Single greatest purchase I have ever made for my computer. I have been building and upgrading computers since I was a kid, we're talking 15 years. In all that time this is the most justifiable purchase I have ever made. The beautiful S-IPS panel and 2560x1600 resolution, it is pure eye sex.
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  1. Buy more monitors for an Eyefinity setup.
  2. Buy another SSD (really? You only have a 60GB one? Get another!).
  3. A sound card as somebody suggested.
  4. Speaker setup/Headphones.
  5. Mouse pad.
That's all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully this helps.
I'll definitely pick up a mouse pad, I need one. I'm still considering a monitor and a sound card. Might end up getting both. I already have a nice set up headphones.
    
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Sorry for not being clear enough, I have a 60GB SSD as a boot drive. The sound card idea sounds interesting, I'm just using the built in card on my motherboard. Will it make a difference? I'm not exactly an audiophile, but I like sound.



Can you elaborate a bit on the monitors? I'm not up to date with the latest, being at college for a year studying finance got me out of the loop.
Well basically they can make the panels themselves in different ways that effect quality, like viewing angles, color gamut, etc.

Here is some basic info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPS_panel

So how I got into IPS was two years ago I bought the Samsung T260, 26", 1920x1200 TN panel, and I thought it looked great. Then I picked up an old 20" Dell to use as a secondary monitor. Well when the Dell was on next to the T260 it made my brand new T260 look like garbage. I was a little vexed. So I looked up the Dell monitor, it was a 2007fp. I read it had an S-IPS panel(they actually had PVA too, but mine was the IPS) and read about S-IPS panels and all their benefits.

Well after seeing for myself just how much better the S-IPS panels looked, with a 5 year old Dell looking waaaay better than the new 26" I had bought, I decided to buy an IPS panel for my monitor. I looked around at different models and stumbled across a great deal on a used 30" 3007wfp-HC. I bought it about 9 months ago and haven't looked back.

EDIT: feel free to PM me any questions about these types of monitors. I did an impressions thread somewhere here on OCN when I got my 30".
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...p-hc-30-a.html
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