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Hi guys,

My birthday is coming up & I was wondering if you guys could give me some ideas for what to get. I am not interested in SSD's at the moment due to their storage/price ratio. I was thinking about getting one more monitor, but I'm not sure. Don't game much at all, so I don't need an GPU.

Anyone have any ideas on what to get?

Limit is around $150. This is my mom's + brother's gift to me so I want to use it wisely.
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i would say use it towards the monitor or some thing audio like a new sound card or headphones. maybe even your car if you have one?
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Well considering your sig rig, I suppose all you should add is an SSD but you don't want that. So for monitors I'd say get this Hanns G 22" monitor. It looks pretty cool but remember that you will have to run one of your 3 monitors from the onboard gpu.

ALSO this Asus 19" is pretty good. You can then put your 20" monitor in the middle and 2 19" to the right and left.

Your rig is pretty good btw so you can always save up for something better later.

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I say get a 5770.
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i would say use it towards the monitor or some thing audio like a new sound card or headphones. maybe even your car if you have one?
Nope, no car. We couldn't afford to take on another car until we get our finances in order. :| Plus, no financial aid because I worked too much. :| *sigh*

Thanks for the suggestion, though. As for audio, to be honest, I'm not really much into it. Monitor is definitely something I'm considering. If I add a 24" to my desk, then I can give away my 19" Asus to my little brother, so technically he's actually receiving money on my birthday.


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I was going to get this monitor for 50%, but they took it down.

http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft...oduct/ACCF252B

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Thanks for the suggestion, but I've already stated no GPU due to my lack of using it.
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What CPU cooler and speaker system are you using? Those are some possible upgrades if your using the stock cooler and a cheap speaker system.
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What CPU cooler and speaker system are you using? Those are some possible upgrades if your using the stock cooler and a cheap speaker system.
Dark Knight & Logitech LS11's...both doing just fine for me.

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I'm thinking very carefully about maybe upgrading my system & selling off current setup? A PII x6 + mobo(890) + RAM should cost $450...could I get $300 for my CPU/Mobo/RAM?
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Dark Knight & Logitech LS11's...both doing just fine for me.
The Dark Knight is fine but the Logitech speakers could use an upgrade (doesn't even have a subwoofer). Though you seem to want a new monitor. If you can find an extra $20 Newegg has a nice Hanns-G 23.6" LCD for $169.99 shipped after code EMCYTZY29. If you change your mind about the speakers which if you heard any high end speaker system I'm sure you would. CowBoom has a used Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker system for $71.98 shipped. They are pretty much one of the best 2.1 set of computer speakers you can get.
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The Dark Knight is fine but the Logitech speakers could use an upgrade (doesn't even have a subwoofer). Though you seem to want a new monitor. If you can find an extra $20 Newegg has a nice Hanns-G 23.6" LCD for $169.99 shipped after code EMCYTZY29. If you change your mind about the speakers which if you heard any high end speaker system I'm sure you would. CowBoom has a used Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker system for $71.98 shipped. They are pretty much one of the best 2.1 set of computer speakers you can get.
Thanks for the audio advice, but it's really not my thing.

As for the monitor, that's the one I was JUST looking at.

P.S. All of you will be repped in a few, I just want to keep looking through Newegg for the first time in a long time.
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Thanks for the audio advice, but it's really not my thing.

As for the monitor, that's the one I was JUST looking at.

P.S. All of you will be repped in a few, I just want to keep looking through Newegg for the first time in a long time.
My pleasure, the monitor is definitely an important thing since you stair at it for hours. You could sell your current CPU, Mobo, and RAM like you said. That would be a pretty big hassle though. I'm very pleased with my 1055T Hexa-core. Though for gaming and general use it probably won't do much for you. The Klipsch system is just so amazing and such a great deal I had to throw it out there. Happy birthday by the way. How old you going to be?
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