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Basically I just got about $400 and I want to either buy this 22" monitor off newegg for $250
link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254024
I have never owned a Hanns-G monitor but they look nice and it is cheap.
Right now I have a 19" widescreen Viewsonic VA1912wb. I use my computer mostly for movies,tv, and gaming(css and soon halo2) otherwise I was thinking to spend about $250 and get this stuff.
Links - Speakers - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121
Sound card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
which is better to go with? right now I have JBL 2.1 Encounters for speakers and I am using the onboard audio on my Asus P5B-E motherboard.
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Basically I just got about $400 and I want to either buy this 22" monitor off newegg for $250
link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254024
I have never owned a Hanns-G monitor but they look nice and it is cheap.
Right now I have a 19" widescreen Viewsonic VA1912wb. I use my computer mostly for movies,tv, and gaming(css and soon halo2) otherwise I was thinking to spend about $250 and get this stuff.
Links - Speakers - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121
Sound card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
which is better to go with? right now I have JBL 2.1 Encounters for speakers and I am using the onboard audio on my Asus P5B-E motherboard.
Although I normally do not like 22" monitors, those are very good specs for one. I prefer 20/20.1" monitors if you are going with 1680x1050 because you will get crisper images. You could use the money you saved towards a new soundcard as well. If you game, an X-Fi soundcard, particularly one with the X-RAM, will get you noticeable differences in many games. BF2 is a major title that supports the X-RAM and the sound is amazing with such a card. If you are leaning more towards music, there are better choices for you than X-Fi cards.
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Well I am going to buy a nice TV card and I was thinking that getting a new soundcard for that and all the movies I watch, I do use my computer to listen to music but not record or anything. I don't see a point of getting a new sound card without getting nice speakers. So if I use my computer for mostly TV, Movies, Music and gaming what kind of sound card would I want.
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Honesty bud, I would go with the monitor. I have this model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254020
But the one you seem to have chosen has no DVI ports. Just something to think about. I know it's a bit more, but the options are plentiful, and the image by Hanns G is always outstanding. Good luck on your decision...
    
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Well I am going to buy a nice TV card and I was thinking that getting a new soundcard for that and all the movies I watch, I do use my computer to listen to music but not record or anything. I don't see a point of getting a new sound card without getting nice speakers. So if I use my computer for mostly TV, Movies, Music and gaming what kind of sound card would I want.
I would suggest going for an audiophile sound card then, as it seems you have 3 sound-intensive uses that would benefit better from an audiophile card than a gaming card. I believe Auzentech is coming out with an audiophile card that is built around the X-Fi chipset, but I'm not so sure that will be cost-effective for you. I can suggest you a good sound card for gaming, but for the other three you listed I cannot say as I am not experienced enough but to know that there are better choices than the X-Fi series.
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post #6 of 9
Go 20" for sharp quality or 24" for size and quality, so unless you get a 24" monitor, go for the audio.
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post #7 of 9
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why isnt 22" a good size to go with. Because I have a 19" widescreen right now and the 20" cost about the same as the 22" and I want a bigger monitor.
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the 22" is great, i have the cheap 22" Acer, and got it yesterday. I could not be more happy with my purchace.
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post #9 of 9
Go with the 22, i have one and the quality is fine. Lots of people on here talk out of their butts about quality of 22s. I have used both and notice no difference.
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