What is the ULTIMATE gaming computer?

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i'd suggest LCD, better for your eyes and saves space! and 4ms ones should be pretty damn good for gaming :)
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some will argue both sides of the lcd, crt mess

right about now in space and time and technological advancement, it doesnt really matter, lcds are cheap, space saving and certainly can match up to crts in all aspects, if you spend a *plum* load on them
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I was always a big proponent of CRT monitors mainly because of speed, color accuracy, resolution and refresh rate. Problem is, support and advancement of CRT's is yesterdays news. Manufacturers no longer develop better CRT's and they make them only for "budget" systems.

As much as LCD's have advanced throughout the years from when I last gave enough of a horses rear to do a lot of research on the subject I can't really complain about LCD's anylonger except for some little pet peeves which annoy the crap out of me:
1.) Dot Pitch: I've seen ones range from .29 to .24 - CRT's have reached .20
2.) Resolution: I've seen 1600x1200 but nothing really higher
3.) Refresh rate: Higer resolutions now for LCD's but at 60hz, CRT's can do 85hz
4.) Need 8 or more dead pixels to return - that's bullcrap, I buy something brand new for it to be perfect, I will not stand for anything less. 1 dead pixel is 1 dead pixel too many. I didn't just shell out $500 for something that only works 99%. In my book thats a monumental waste of money.

Also, DVI is not digital. It's still analog. But, it should be. Your video card is the DA converter. If we go to pure digital video on computers, there would be no need to have the video card in the computer. It would be inside the monitor.

I would love to have an LCD when they make one that has .20mm pitch, 1600x1200 @ 85Hz+ (100+ would be nice), 24" in size and when they get there heads out of their rectums about the dead pixel policy I may pay $750 for one. Untill then, my CRT's work just fine and I won't replace them until they die and only with something that meets or exceeds there current abilities - I won't downgrade.
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http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/computing/ ... 97/details
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Here is what it looks like if anyone wondered:
http://www.aurora.se/iiyama/iiyama-prol ... 611dbk.htm

Costs more than my truck :shock:
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7k?
and its discontinued
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My truck was bought for 5500 USD so yes it costs more than my truck.
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thats not bad, but the latter is bad.

a monitor costing more than a vehicle? disgusting!
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I thourght only 16ms and lower is good for gaming. and that one has 50ms........ ? im confused lol

Im still not sure on a monitor because I have heard about the TFT only being 99% right. sometimes there can be a couple of pixels missing and your eyes will focus on that one spot lol

Grrrrrr why can there be an answer to all this. Im thinking of building a gaming Rig maybe just after christmas thats just to help with finding parts that might be out of date by then lol

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Only does 1600x1200 @ 60hz. And anything higher the refresh goes down to 20Hz! That's bad. Obscenely expensive, and wtf is with this?
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* 3840 x 2400 (960 x 2400 x 4 / 40,9 Hz)(ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4)
* 3840 x 2400 (1920 x 2400 x 2 / 20 Hz)(ch1, ch2)


But then it says:
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3840 * 2400 @ 75Hz


The response time is crap. and they have this:
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0,1245 mm * 0,1245 mm
for the dot pitch. Which means its actually .249mm which is nothing to rave about.

It's misinformation hyped up to show off a substandard monitor. No wonder its discontinued, the probably sold 3 of them and had all 3 returned.
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its a 9 million pixel monitor desgined for high resolution tasks that dont require great response times
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The *affordable* LCD monitors just don't cut it for competitive gaming. The ghosting is way too much for me, it distracts and detracts from gameplay. I will stick with a nice big ole' CRT until the prices of decent LCD monitors decide to come down to earth.
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http://www.necdisplay.com/products/Prod ... fication=1
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Not worth the price tag in my opinion but that is me. I can't stand to spend so much money on something I just stare at for a few hours a day. I guess that is why I don't own a big screen TV yet.
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No it's not worth the price tag, it's ridiculously overpriced. Just like Audi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824001149
that is a nice 21" at a decent price.
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I have this and I love it. Never had a single issue with it and it is going on 3 years old. I am not a gamer though so things like dot pitch and max reolution don't concern me but I liked the monitor and it was recommended by a couple of my friends so I bought it.
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If you want the ultimate gaming product i suggest u make one, with these parts

Sony Floppy Drive 3,5 1,44mb black floppy drive internal


EPoX EP 9NPAJ nFroce4 Socket939 ATX, 4xSATA/ATA, GbLAN, DDR, PCI-Ex16

Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 160gb Sata2 8mb 7200RPM NCQ


TwinMOS PC3200 DDR-DIMM 512MB CL2.5 Memory 184-P (for PC400MHZ)

AM Athlon 64 FX-55 2.6Ghz Socket 939, 1MB, Boxed w/fan


Club3D Radeon X850XT PE 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express, Dual DVI, VGA, Tv-Out, Retail


Cooler Master Cavalier3 Black (without PSU)



Antec NEO480 GB 480 Watt PSU

Pioneer DVDRW Dual Layer DVR 109/B black OEM

Think i've covered it all there :)

BTW, with this setup, you have the FASTEST CPU AND VIDEOCARD for gaming, PERIOD
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The FX-57 is clocked at 2.8Ghz compared to the FX-55's 2.6Ghz.

Also, the Western Digital Raptor would be better as a primary drive as it has faster access times.

The GeForce 7 Series would also be better than the X850.
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I find it strange that for a "gaming" PC, people are recommending HUGE hard drives. If all your using it for is gaming then why not go with a smaller faster hard drive such as the raptor or a scsi.
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Some game sizes are getting out of control.

Personally I would not go with a raptor until WD makes the second generation one available. Second, when they replace a defective drive now, they give you a refurbished part. That's BS. I absolutely REFUSE to allow any refurbish or sub-par parts into my system.
I pay a lot of money and I will only give my business to companies that respect me and my systems. I had to replace a hitachi drive and they *asked* me first if it was okay that they give me a refurbished drive and I said, "Absolutely not, I prefer a brand new oem drive." They had no problem and sent me the drive, brand spanking new.
If I bought a refurbished drive and it broke under wrranty, sure give me a refurbished drive. But when I pay for brand new and your company is at fault when it fails, I expect a brand new drive. Wasn't my fault that it failed, I shouldn't get any less than what I paid for.
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A smaller drive for gaming is indeed the best idea. I am building a rig and tweaking it for gaming right now and I tell you it is a great way to learn. 2 gig ram, 40 gig HD, PCI express (dual preferred) and a fast CPU are "must haves" and if you can, through a decent sound card into the mix!
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I agree that game sizes are getting quite big but it still doesn't call for a 200GB hard drive. When I did play PC games I would have one maybe two installed at a time. Once I was done with the game I uninstalled it.
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I use my machine for more than just games, besides when I do finally get some 10k rpm drives they will be smaller.
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Can't say I go for big HDD's. Prefer small capacity drives myself but thats also because I dont do alot of gaming so therefore don't require large amounts of space.
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I only have a 250Gb Hdd. I have 54% free space on it. If I get less than 30% free space then I'll try to actively delete stuff I don't need. If that doesn't work I'll just get a second 250Gb.
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Hey guys what Do you think will be the sbest gaming hardware coming out in the near future around february next year maybe?? I have heard of a new socket for AMD the M2 and also The dual core graphics card will go into production I think :?:

Anyways let us know your facts about that

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Asus has a dual core 7800GTX vid card comming out.

Amd has the socket M2 and maybe 4-core cpu's there was even talk about a dual-core FX series for the M2.
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Gigabyte already has a dual core card, someone posted about it here somewhere.
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Yeah it was a Dual 6600 and didn't perform that great. A single 6800 beat it out.

Asus was going to go for a dual 6800 but then scratched it for a dual 7800GTX.
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Cant wait for that....... will kick ass on BF2 especially with the nex expansion pack coming out soon :lol:

and anyone got any reviews of these dual core graphics cards and maybe the quad CPU's??

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