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Old October 10, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Which brightness problem? I'm not aware issues with this monitor.
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Old October 10, 2008, 09:38 AM
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You know you could always get an e8500 it would save you 80 and you easily just overclock for less and it would offsett some of the cost of the Mushkin ram. You might look at the motherboard/cpu combo that newegg has you could save more money there too.

Going from a 9600GT to a 4870 yeah you'll see an improvement and if its not enough save you're pennies for an awesome crossfire rig.
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9800GT to a 4870, some wicked improvement for sure.. And I was going to suggest getting the E8400, but the E8500 is also quite worth it, but if you see the e8400 is really a cpu to look at, and it your looking to get some starting done in Overclocking, the e8400 is certainly the best bet for you, since the gaming level of performance is also pretty well, and its overclocking capabilities are well documented lots of places..
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Old October 10, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Which brightness problem? I'm not aware issues with this monitor.

Then you probably don't have it... I kinda hate my 224BW now...

Oh and sorry to go off topic
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Old October 10, 2008, 03:24 PM
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Alright I added the OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler, switched to the mushkin XP ASCENT 4GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500), and the HAF 932 as these all seem to be highly recommended by everyone here...

changed my MOBO to the ASUS P5Q Pro and saved some $$ on a MOBO/CPU combo on newegg. (E8500 is what I have now).

so the final build is----

CPU- E8500 3.16ghz
MOBO- ASUS P5Q Pro
RAM- mushkin XP ASCENT 4GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
PSU- PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W
Case- HAF 932
Video Card- VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512 MB 256-bitGDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Heatsink- OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Monitor- SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1
Dvd Rom/burner, Hard drive, and OS are the same as in my first post.

Total comes to $1490.79 after mail in rebates.

Any other recommendations before I order all of this? To everyone who provided feedback here you have been a great help thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

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Old October 10, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Unless you really think you'll be getting a second video card in the future, I'm not sure I see the need for that PSU. The Corsair 650TX unit is also a solid unit, also has a single 12V rail, and is $50 cheaper.
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Well MpG is right here, but newegg doesn't seem to have it.. So I would suggest getting the Corsair 750TX instead then.. seems like a nice deal and it is cheaper than the PC Power and Cooling

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Are we talking .com or .ca? Based on the OP's post, I assumed he was ordering .com, since .ca hasn't really been around long enough for anyone to have many positive experiences. The US site shows the 650TX in stock... although the 750TX would also be great, and definitely have no trouble powering a second card in the future.
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Yeah thanks guys I looked into it and I think I will go with the 750TX.... I think I will order my stuff tonight then!

Thanks for all your help guys I'm excited to build my new computer.... hope it all goes well with my first build.
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Are we talking .com or .ca? Based on the OP's post, I assumed he was ordering .com, since .ca hasn't really been around long enough for anyone to have many positive experiences. The US site shows the 650TX in stock... although the 750TX would also be great, and definitely have no trouble powering a second card in the future.
It was the .com I was talking about, oh I guess I just didn't search all that well.. sorry about that MpG.. but yeah as he man himself said, the 750tx is a pretty good power supply, and a good deal on it..
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