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Thread Starter 
Alright, this summer I'm looking to upgrade my system. At the moment I'm waiting for a RMA of my second 8600gts to sell on eBay. Now I'll still have a 8600gts and my SLI board to keep me occupied. I'm looking at switching over to ATI and going with a crossfire board. I'll probably be getting a 3870 or a 4xxx series card (if released). However, I think I'm going to look into a monitor around 20 inches for under $200 or in the low 200s. I'll be using all the parts from my sig rig (excpet my current video card and motherboard obviously) with this upgrade. What I'm wondering is what a good crossfire board would be to buy that is under $100 supporting my ddr2-800 with 4 slots (voltage of 1.8), phenom CPUs/AM2+, and pcie 2.0. I'm also curious as to when the 4xxx series of ATI cards is estimated to be released. Finally, are there any recommendations for a solid 19-22" monitor for under $200? Thanks.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
9950 Phenom 140w @ 3ghz Foxconn A7DA-S ASUS TOP 4850 Mushkin 4gb (2x2gb) DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD, 500GB Hit, & 320GB Seagate LG DVD-RW Win7 x64 and Gentoo x64 Hanns-G 22" & Acer 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X2 750-Watt Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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9950 Phenom 140w @ 3ghz Foxconn A7DA-S ASUS TOP 4850 Mushkin 4gb (2x2gb) DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD, 500GB Hit, & 320GB Seagate LG DVD-RW Win7 x64 and Gentoo x64 Hanns-G 22" & Acer 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X2 750-Watt Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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post #2 of 5
MSI K9A2 CF-F mobo seems to fit the criteria. If you don't mind an Open Box, consider the solid 22" Acer AL2216Wbd.
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post #3 of 5
I second that MSI board, it looks amazing for the price.

ATI has R700 slated for late Q2 (June) right now, although that might get pushed back a bit (I hope not though, AMD really needs a leg up).
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Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
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Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
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BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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post #4 of 5
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Hm... the board looks good to me, however since the monitor is "deactived" on newegg I think it's out of the question. Perhaps there is another monitor?
    
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9950 Phenom 140w @ 3ghz Foxconn A7DA-S ASUS TOP 4850 Mushkin 4gb (2x2gb) DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD, 500GB Hit, & 320GB Seagate LG DVD-RW Win7 x64 and Gentoo x64 Hanns-G 22" & Acer 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X2 750-Watt Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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9950 Phenom 140w @ 3ghz Foxconn A7DA-S ASUS TOP 4850 Mushkin 4gb (2x2gb) DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD, 500GB Hit, & 320GB Seagate LG DVD-RW Win7 x64 and Gentoo x64 Hanns-G 22" & Acer 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X2 750-Watt Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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post #5 of 5
ooooo, you're too late. Anyway, consider teh Open Box ViewSonic VA2226W 21.6". the specs look nice.
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HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
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Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
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