Originally Posted by otc
Those dell ultrasharps have long been some of the best deals out there.
The ultrasharp line always uses nice panels and since it is dell there are usually discounts to be had. I bought mine following some slickdeals.net scheme where I had to buy a $2 coupon code from ebay but I ended up with the monitor and a printer (one of the promotions was something like save $50 on a monitor when you buy a printer...but the printer only cost $40) for less than a mediocre screen from some other manufacturer would cost.
the dell ultrasharps use LG IPS technology (same as the stuff in the iphone).
for monitors don't skimp... get the best.
i would also like to add: don't be afraid to get a refurb monitor. you'd be surprised at the quality, especially if you take into consideration that the US has some of the best/strictest warranty standards of any country.
i have that g700 mouse you were looking at... i love it but the scroll wheel is a tad bit sensitive.
one thing i regret when i built my system is not getting a mechanical keyboard (i didn't look at what you got but i really like it)... and gamers love mechanical keyboards.
get a really nice PSU btw. when i built my computer... i spent an extra $400-500 bucks because i had to replace mine.
also, you can get either an AMD or ATI graphics card and get really good bang for the buck compared to it's intel/nvidia counterparts.