Originally Posted by lolllll117
i do prefer the ASUS monitor over the AOC one that you listed, but i should also note that contrast ratios are for the most part, made up.
"There is no standard as to how to measure contrast ratio. In other words, a TV manufacturer could measure the maximum light output of 1 pixel driven at some normally unobtainable maximum, then measure that same pixel with no signal going to it at all. This hardly represents what you'd see at home, but without a standard, such trivialities don't matter to TV manufacturers."
copied straight out of this article:
i also agree with Denial_ regarding the 7950. it's well worth the price.
This, this, this.
I can find you one at an Australian store that will ship to NZ? That way you can get your games + cheaper/better card and cheaper shipping too.
Another thing to add is yeah, just get that i5 for now. It will do okayish, I know that my 3570k at stock bottlenecks my two cards, but one isn't bottlenecked at all, the card becomes the bottleneck then.
Also yes, you can download Windows 7 iso's legit, so you could just download that and burn it to a DVD and then you have your Windows 7 Backup DVD
I'll have a look at that store later though, currently got a few things on the plate to do before the day is out.