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er..I wouldn't get any monitor over 23"...I mean..save that $$ for later upgrades..You had some pretty good stuff picked..
IMO The perfect monitor would be 22" ..@ least 120 Hz and uber-resolution like older crt monitors..unfortunately there is no such animal.
ps..TL;DR since last post tongue.gif ..I saw some arguing somewhere.
Oh..and if you expect longevity out of an Nvidia card..eh..My experiences have not gone that way..moreso with ati cards..
capitalization is not a priority for me @ this time smile.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 8/18/12 at 7:16pm
 
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I just found out I have more spending money than I thought, so I can budget between 3k and 3500 smile.gif

You need to remember what your computer is meant to do: run software smoothly. Once the software you want to use can be run perfectly, there is LITERALLY no upgrade you can buy to improve performance.

For games, the limitation on maximum performance you can buy generally (ok, not always) comes from your monitor:

If you can run your games at maximum graphics settings at 60fps @2560x1440 resolution (and your hard drives are all SSDs)... then if you own a 2560x1440 monitor, there is no possible upgrade you can buy without improving your monitor setup.

If you can run your games at maximum graphics settings at 120fps @1920x1080 resolution... then if you own a 120hz 1920x1080 monitor, there is no possible upgrade you can buy without improving your monitor setup.

You weren't hitting 3k budget anyway. So no reason to spend more just because you have more money. Assuming you've already decided to use a 512gb SSD as your only storage drive.
    
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If you have extra $$ left over..pump it into ssds in RAID 0 for speed biggrin.gif ..or Phase-Change..You're looking @ around $700 there..
I have a sneaking suspicion I've been trolled.
 
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If you have extra $$ left over..pump it into ssds in RAID 0 for speed biggrin.gif ..or Phase-Change..You're looking @ around $700 there..
I have a sneaking suspicion I've been trolled.

to bad phase-change only cools on thing at a time, (cpu)
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to bad phase-change only cools on thing at a time, (cpu)
CPU would be the 1st thing I'd cool biggrin.gif watercool gpu..good enough :yessir.gif:
 
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CPU would be the 1st thing I'd cool biggrin.gif watercool gpu..good enough :yessir.gif:

why spend $700 on a phase changer when you could spend that or less to watercool the whole system ??
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why spend $700 on a phase changer when you could spend that or less to watercool the whole system ??

because phase-change would yield around 50% more performance? headscratch.gif
Make it go fast! sonic.gif
 
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because phase-change would yield around 50% more performance? headscratch.gif

lol im not arguing with you about the actual performance of the phase changer, i know its way better then watercooling, but for the average user, like me who isnt into insane overclocks and would like to keep there gpu cold as well, why spend $700 on it, which is why majority of users on ocn have watercooling vs having phase change.
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lol im not arguing with you about the actual performance of the phase changer, i know its way better then watercooling, but for the average user, like me who isnt into insane overclocks and would like to keep there gpu cold as well, why spend $700 on it, which is why majority of users on ocn have watercooling vs having phase change.

I cannot sympathize with that.
 
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I cannot sympathize with that.
hahahahhahahaha thumb.gif
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