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    The difference between our dollar and the US is currently .98119 CAD = 1 USD. It's been hovering anywhere from 94 cents to 98 cents for the last couple of months. It was trading higher then that back in the summer where it was worth more then the US dollar, but yeah considering the fact that our economy is growing, it's still shit that everything is so much more expensive.

    If it's any indication, a Newegg 25 inch HP monitor is 230 dollars right now, only re-certified monitors are less then 200 dollars on the US website I think I got a helluva deal on my screen.
    Last edited by Rennadrel; 2011-12-27 at 10:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Not years ago, but fair enough.
    For some reason, it felt like years. I ended up ninja editing the post before you posted, but I'd assume you were in the post process at the time so you didn't see it. x3

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    To be quite honest I am rather shocked you got a Dell/prebuilt computer.
    I have one too We simply don't have the selection up here in Canada available to the states (or even Europe) (at reasonable price points that is)

    I ended up buying an 8300...

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    On sale for $999. No shipping, after tax was around $1150.

    Although I`ve been buying Dell`s for 12 years with no problems - I did price out before hand using Newegg and Tigerdirect, and when I added in the time for me to put the system together, the shipping costs, and the 'warranties' if something DID go wrong (Considering I have one year next day service from Dell) for me it was a no brainer.

    Some of us are just lazy - and for me, Dell was the best 'lazy' option

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    No, no I didn't. ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliandal View Post
    I have one too We simply don't have the selection up here in Canada available to the states (or even Europe) (at reasonable price points that is)
    Except I was talking to Fuzzykins.... someone that I know lives in the US, not too relatively far from me, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    No, no I didn't. ;p

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    Except I was talking to Fuzzykins.... someone that I know lives in the US, not too relatively far from me, either.
    Slightly off topic, I was just in Chicago a few weeks ago. >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    Slightly off topic, I was just in Chicago a few weeks ago. >.>
    I hope your stay.... was pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliandal View Post
    I have one too We simply don't have the selection up here in Canada available to the states (or even Europe) (at reasonable price points that is)

    I ended up buying an 8300...

    [email protected]
    16G Ram
    2TB Raid0
    AMD 6770 (which I`ll most likely replace)

    On sale for $999. No shipping, after tax was around $1150.

    Although I`ve been buying Dell`s for 12 years with no problems - I did price out before hand using Newegg and Tigerdirect, and when I added in the time for me to put the system together, the shipping costs, and the 'warranties' if something DID go wrong (Considering I have one year next day service from Dell) for me it was a no brainer.

    Some of us are just lazy - and for me, Dell was the best 'lazy' option
    While it is true our options are a bit more limited, we still have far more variety thanks to Newegg and NCIX, though the former has a much wider array of choices but if you live in the right location, sometimes NCIX's Doorcrasher sales and in-store only deals make it well worth the trip. 5 years ago we were pretty much stuck with Futureshit or Dell as our only options unless we were able to go across the border.

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    pretty old setup by now but still plays all games smoothly

    Intel Quad Xtreme QX9650
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    4GB DDR200 800Mhz (Think it was)
    ATI Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
    Some weird gaming Soundcard
    22inch Samsung Monitor
    Keyboard and mouse with soms fancy blue lights that don't add shit tbh. Just costed me a lot.

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    Case: Apevia X-Trooper
    Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 3.4GHz
    RAM: 8192MB DDR3
    HDD: 2TB
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
    Monitor: Viewsonic VX2250 Series (Got two of 'em)
    Headphones: Astro A40 Audio System
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    Pulled this from xfire, and I cant post pictures due to a new account

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    GPU: KFA2 GTX 560Ti
    Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch and Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    I'm now trying to decide between two wall mounted Dell UltraSharps or saving up for computer components.
    Honestly, and I know I'm in the minority here, I'd go for better monitors rather than better hardware. You have an SSD, you've replaced your GTS 450, the i5 2300 is by no means a bad CPU just because it's slightly inferior to the i5 2500.
    Wait a generation. It's not like you suffer with the i5 2300.

    However, viewing pleasure, and having monitors whom last you longer than your next 2-3 builds is a good investment. What good is it having thousands of dollars in the box, if it's not as beautiful as it should be?
    ASUS PA238Q would also be my recommendation. Or a nice PVA monitor.

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    Gasp! Tetris! I thought you loved the Dell IPS monitors for gaming and the Apple Cinemas for picture editing and the like. :P This Asus monitor must be special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Honestly, and I know I'm in the minority here, I'd go for better monitors rather than better hardware. You have an SSD, you've replaced your GTS 450, the i5 2300 is by no means a bad CPU just because it's slightly inferior to the i5 2500.
    Wait a generation. It's not like you suffer with the i5 2300.

    However, viewing pleasure, and having monitors whom last you longer than your next 2-3 builds is a good investment. What good is it having thousands of dollars in the box, if it's not as beautiful as it should be?
    ASUS PA238Q would also be my recommendation. Or a nice PVA monitor.
    Sound advice. You failed to comment on my audio setup, you silly audiophile.
    I was thinking this : http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJoCEPMCMAQ
    Much more affordable, still an awesome monitor. (two of them mind you.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    However, viewing pleasure, and having monitors whom last you longer than your next 2-3 builds is a good investment. What good is it having thousands of dollars in the box, if it's not as beautiful as it should be?
    ASUS PA238Q would also be my recommendation. Or a nice PVA monitor.
    Even though I really like ASUS, what's so good about that monitor? It's only 23", not 120hz by the looks of it and so expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    Even though I really like ASUS, what's so good about that monitor? It's only 23", not 120hz by the looks of it and so expensive.
    IPS monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    Even though I really like ASUS, what's so good about that monitor? It's only 23", not 120hz by the looks of it and so expensive.
    It's an IPS display.... which has better colors and a better image than normal TN panels and if you don't play high speed games like BF3, (think WoW, SWTOR, Rift, etc) then if you have a load to drop on a monitor or 2, IPS might be a better choice over 120Hz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    Sound advice. You failed to comment on my audio setup, you silly audiophile.
    I was thinking this : http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJoCEPMCMAQ
    Much more affordable, still an awesome monitor. (two of them mind you.)
    That would be hypocritical though, seeing how I have a set of X-530, because I wanted "something with bass, for parties", since I listen to music and stuff with my headset anyway.
    The problem (And this is an answer for you as well, Deltrus) is that e-IPS 6bit monitors are not as big of a step from TN as IPS proper are. The '12 edition (meaning, year 2012 edition, u2212HM for instance) are a further step down from the '11 versions. Meaning, better than TN for sure, better buy for picture-quality, but still not good enough for photo-editting (which even if you do, it will likely be good enough) it only has a 6bit colour palette, meaning it has to emulate colours to reach 8bit. Just like TN-panels.
    The viewing angles do help as well.
    So. I'm just being pedantic here. It's a step up every day in the week. But not to IPS-proper levels. OTOH, since they are more inexpensive, they are better buys, moneywise, if you don't work with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    It's an IPS display.... which has better colors and a better image than normal TN panels and if you don't play high speed games like BF3, (think WoW, SWTOR, Rift, etc) then if you have a load to drop on a monitor or 2, IPS might be a better choice over 120Hz.
    BF3 is not among the faster games iirc. Quake 3 Unreal tournament et c do qualify though.

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    I'unno, I get a bit of screen tearing in BF3. =/

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    Speaking of audio, I'm just about to throw my pair of Klipsch S4's out the window. I hadn't even heard of "sibilance" before (none of my headphones had it) but with the S4's it hit me like a TRUCK and meant literally 40-50% of my music collection was unbearably painful to listen to. I had seen the word pop up in one or two reviews but it said that most people aren't affected by it. Well apparently it affects me enough to make my ears bleed.

    I spend 90% of my time listening to music on the move so I said "fuck it", and I'm buying a pair ot Senn IE8's. They're going to set me back $550 NZD but I've had enough dicking around with cheaper earphones. I'll hang on to my HD558's for PC/gaming, love them <3

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    Regularish setup on mine (I7 on Asrock extreme 3, 8GB Ram, 80GB SSD) with a couple of notable bits:

    GTX480: On par for most things with a 570, runs hotter, takes a bit more juice but often a lot cheaper
    Dell Perc 5/i: Hardware raid 5 with a decent amount of fairly fast drives (5 1TB F3's) means bulk storage that can keep up with an average SSD for throughput
    Asus Xonar: Can't rate these cards highly enough, forget 5.1 headsets etc etc, a GOOD pair of headphones + dolby headphone is much better. I still use a cheap headset but will be upgrading at some point.
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