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I don't know what proc you plan on using with that board but if you got the funds I would get a Opteron 165 or 170 while they are still available. This will help future proof your rig for a little longer as more threaded apps are released.
    
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I would be buying a 22" LCD to go with it - forgot to mention.
I will lay off which GPU to recommend and let others go at it as I'm tired of all the fanboyism, but for a monitor if you are going larger than 20.1" you should go up to 23" or 24" with 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 (widescreen). Better resolution/pixel density than a 22".
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How are you going to do the PCIe again?
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I got another motherboard that is pci-e, the ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe. RD580 chipset.

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I don't know what proc you plan on using with that board but if you got the funds I would get a Opteron 165 or 170 while they are still available. This will help future proof your rig for a little longer as more threaded apps are released.
I was thinking that, but the other money is going on the moniter so I'll have to wait I suppose.

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I will lay off which GPU to recommend and let others go at it as I'm tired of all the fanboyism, but for a monitor if you are going larger than 20.1" you should go up to 23" or 24" with 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 (widescreen). Better resolution/pixel density than a 22".
I agree, but I havn't really got the cash for it. The 1920x1200 screens here start at about £400, way out of budget really.
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I got another motherboard that is pci-e, the ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe. RD580 chipset.



I was thinking that, but the other money is going on the moniter so I'll have to wait I suppose.



I agree, but I havn't really got the cash for it. The 1920x1200 screens here start at about £400, way out of budget really.
Well, then 20.1" will have the same resolution as 22", so you should save money and get the 20"/20.1", which will have better picture.
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Ahh I see what you mean.

The 22" screens are huge though, and for some odd reason the "decent" 20" and 20.1" screens seem to start at the same sort of price as the 22", so I suppose it's just personal preference over whether size, or pixel density is better. I haven't actually seen such screens though directly compared.
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Ahh I see what you mean.

The 22" screens are huge though, and for some odd reason the "decent" 20" and 20.1" screens seem to start at the same sort of price as the 22", so I suppose it's just personal preference over whether size, or pixel density is better. I haven't actually seen such screens though directly compared.
I have a 20.1" at home and dual 22" at work. I prefer the 20.1" by far. Smaller pixel sizes mean you need less AA and AF for games to look as good and texts and pictures are generally just sharper/crisper. But if you want a bigger screen...
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These are good, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0&name=Sceptre I have the top one, very good picture and supports High definition so it can double as a TV with the right hardware (HD2900XT ). Cool thing about your board is it can go crossfire internally if you want to get a second card later. Plus the 2900s have VIVO and an updated T200 theater chip.

On the LCD topic it might be better to get a new cpu now as LCDs will always get better and cheaper, but if you wait on the cpu you might not be able to get a dual coer at reasonable price if you wait to long. Even the X2 3800 is a steal although half the cache of the Opterons http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=Dual-Core
    
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