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Old August 21, 2008, 08:37 PM
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For the monitor, if you're willing to drop down to 22", the Acer 2216 is an excellent multimedia monitor. Many people have used it and they've got no complaints. It's cheap too. Just a suggestion =)

Like what Sugar said, if you don't plan on upgrading over the next 2 to 3 years, get the quad core. You can always overclock it, and depending on some applications, it'll be faster than the dual core. For gaming, the dual core will be faster, but gaming is largely GPU dependent as well.

I don't think you'll need to Crossfire. Run a single 4870 for now, and if you don't like the FPS you're getting, sell it and get a 4870X2. Or you can just get 2 4870 lol.

Happy building! =)
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