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Old 18-07-2007, 04:46 AM   #1
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my friend is giving me $250(canadian)

what would the best upgrade be for my comp within that budget i was lookin at a few flat screen moniters and they look pretty sexy. the on i was looking at most was an acer, it was 19 inch 16:9 and the resolution was something like 1400x900 ish... should i get it?

forgot to mention: another friend of mine has an ebay account so i can get stuff from there
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I got this about 2 weeks ago..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254023
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I got this at about $250 on eBay as a buy it now option. Everything else was like $290 or so...

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5205

now I just need a good graphics card for my computer and everything will be good
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If I were you I'd hunt around for a monitor at that price that a) has good reviews and b) has the highest resolution you can get.
I've got a 19" 1440x900 and it is generally good but I'd much prefer something with a 1600x1200 or similar resolution so that you get more on screen - which is very useful for 3D modelling

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Old 18-07-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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both of those look sweet starjsjswars and rhetoric,

i found out that if i can find him a new"toy"... he'll raise it to 300$so im gonna go check out ebay and neweggthe only problem is that it has to be under that price including s&h

thanks for the help so far guys
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Old 18-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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i think ive found something of interest...

after checking ebay for the dell monitor they are all 279-700$ so thats a no-no...

BUT

Acer AL2016WBbd Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009108

it looks good, its price is easily in budget and, 1680 x 1050 resolution, the only problem is that there seems to be no problems with it at all... spooky...

its funny actually the 19" i was looking at was $179, they had this monitor there for $349 but at newegg its $169...:blush:

BTW: does newegg ship outside the US?
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I wouldn't buy Acer, they have a reputation for being very dodgy.
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dodgy like they wont work or like they stop working? or just crap quality?
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Dodgy as in they will get dead pixels, stop working and have all sorts of problems. Their quality is pretty bad too.
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really? damn... ill look into other companies then thanks
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I'd check out Viewsonic. I got a 19" widescreen for $200 through Buy.com a few months back. ViewSonic has a good reputation from what I've seen. I've got two of them at work, and one at home, and haven't had a problem at all with any of them.
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really? 3 all with no probs... ever??? ill check those out but i just need to make sure that they ship to canada and i dont want to pay more than 35$ S&H
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i just got a flat screen lcd from my buddy:attn: :attn: :attn: :attn: :attn: :attn: :attn: :attn: YAY! its a dell something or other im still gonna buy another one though but probably just an acer... dual display:attn: thanks for all the help and support guys:bow:
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