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  1. auero

    auero word.

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    Well I sold my Powermac G5 a month ago and I miss having a desktop. I thought that I didnt need the power and a mac book pro would fit my needs more but I was wrong. So I'll be ordering...

    Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    1GB (2 x 512MB) (I'm buying an extra 2GB else where)
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (Somewhere else)
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI)
    Two 16x SuperDrives (might buy the second drive somewhere else)
    Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme
    Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
    Mac OS X - U.S. English

    Now... the screen.

    I can buy 1 30" Dell (3007) or 2x 24" Dell's (2407)

    I technically can also get the Apple Cinema Display but I'd have to buy those one at a time.

    What would someone recommend for the screen? Space is important to me. The benefit of the 24" is that I can use it as a tv too. I'll just pick up an HD box from the cable company and connect it.
     
  2. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    I'd rather have 2 24's, personally.
     
  3. ady

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    2x24s offers you the most workspace and the benefit of dual monitors. I had to make the same decision and in the end went with 2x20" non-widescreen (1600x1200) as it is about 83% of the workspace of the 2x24 for half the cost (bare in mind 2x24" would of cost me $3000 in the UK). I ruled out the 30" as I really wanted dual monitors.
     
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  5. auero

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    I wish the 30" had composite inputs. I want to use one of the screens as a tv.
     

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