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post #11 of 18
Get the 24" Acer on Newegg, a 3000 dollar budget buying that monitior is asanine.
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i'm looking for a monitor with s-video in. he wants to go tv/monitor without a tuner (so he doesnt need the pc on to watch tv)

**EDIT**
buying this would be pretty much the same thing right? the PC would not need to be on to run the monitor? bear with me - im a bit new to tuners
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Then get a real TV...
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post #14 of 18
Aren't TV's limited in resolution? A 24" monitor can handle a high res. for gaming and such, and if you can watch TV on it, that's just an added bonus.

I think that box might work yep.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
Then get a real TV...
if he gets a monitor and a tv it cuts his budget a bit.
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
No plans for crossfire/sli - especially considering the g80's power req's

I'm trying to get him to go for a better monitor but it looks like it will end up being the 2007fp

**EDIT**
wish list updated

I wont be OC'ing this thing to the max possible - he isn't exactly a hardcore enthusiast

given that - do you think it would be worth it to dip down to e6600 and go for the Dell 2407wfp? even though the 6600 wont go as far - he doenst really need it to (eps given that high conroe OC's pretty much help benchies more than anything else)
DOOO IT!

I have the 2007WFP, and I love it. But for his plans to use it to watch TV...I'd have to say...the extra 4" of the 2407 would be a HUGE difference. That's when it starts to look likea TV. At first 20" wide seems like enough...but then you back up, and you wish you had just a FEW more inches....

I can watch mine as TV cause I dont' sit far usually...cause my bed is right next to my desk and that's where I watch movies/clips from...but if you back up more than say 4-5" then you'll want the 24"
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post #17 of 18
the dell screen is way over-priced, u could get the same widescreen for 100$ less and the same if not better performance.
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post #18 of 18
i suggest a higher end video card, preferably an ATI since they'll do fsaa and hdr simultaneously and they also feature AVIVO video converter - if he does any avi to dvd conversions that'll come in very useful... or any other video converting for that matter...
an x1900gt or higher would be good.
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