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hey everyone, I have a question for you

Basically aftter building a 2k+ computer with top shelf parts, that I use maybe 2 hours a day, and then looking at my crappy office set up compared to my home set up, its quite pitiful.

Anyway, I'm not allowed to bring in a new computer ( which I really wanted to do ) but I don't see why I cant just upgrade the heck out of the one i have now.

Basically I do cad work, and Speed and screen real estate are both priceless.

and I have about $150 in cash to play with,
So i've decided on picking up either a new monitor, or an SSD

I'm running XP, so a 32gig SSD will be plenty for a boot drive and my main program ( autocad 2010 )
but with a single core p4 @ 3.0ghz, i'm not sure how much that will actually improve processing performance vs just opening everything faster.


OR

Buy a nice 1080 HD monitor
I have a Dell 20" 1080 at home, and not sure If I should buy a maching one of those
or buy a bigger 1080 and use one at the office, and one at home.

Note: Screen detail and sharpness is very important, so a smaller 1080 screen is a sharper image, but bigger may reduce eye strain?


Sugesstions, ideas, comments, all welcome.
post #2 of 16
For an $150 monitor, and and you already have a 20" @1080p, I don't think it will be worth it unless you jump to IPS, or 120hz... which you can't find for $150.

What are the specs on your current computer?

I say the more significant difference would be the SSD...
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sorry, let me clairfy, i have a 20" at home, and a square 19" at 1280x1024 at work.

and an isp 120mhz is not nessissary for the work i do
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I suggest you to get an ssd. I own one for about a week and i am very impressed by the speeds.
 
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post #5 of 16
An SSD with a P4 will still improve system responsiveness overall. It's a tough call to choose either.

Though a 22 or 24 inch 1080 monitor is still relatively sharp and should help with eyestrain.

My advice would be to get both, but used. Would save a lot more money instead of buying new. Plus 32GB or 64GB SSDs can be had for less than $1/GB used.
    
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Yeah, my sig rig at home has a 64gig SSD, and to be honest, its a bit small ( windows 7 takes up 20+ gigs ) so I may just get a monitor now, and buy a nice 120gig ssd for my home computer at another time, and put the 64gig in my office computer.

Note: i'm new to computer building, and am okay with modern stuff, but making these old machines faster is gibberish to me.
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Originally Posted by ClaytonGFinley View Post

Yeah, my sig rig at home has a 64gig SSD, and to be honest, its a bit small ( windows 7 takes up 20+ gigs ) so I may just get a monitor now, and buy a nice 120gig ssd for my home computer at another time, and put the 64gig in my office computer.

Note: i'm new to computer building, and am okay with modern stuff, but making these old machines faster is gibberish to me.

o.0 Windows only takes up 10GB for me. I think you may want to look over my optimization guide lol.

I'd say get a larger monitor for work.
post #8 of 16
$150 won't get you a very good monitor (IPS or 120hz)...I'd grab a 128gb SD instead. Get the monitor when you have at least $250 - $300 in the bank.
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Go for the SSD, you can't get a good monitor in that budget.
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post #10 of 16
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$150 won't get you a very good monitor (IPS or 120hz)...I'd grab a 128gb SD instead. Get the monitor when you have at least $250 - $300 in the bank.

Once again, ISP or 120hz is not nessisary for the work I do.
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