Just pissed away one of the larger chunks of change on this machine, the monitor. I've been following this item for awhile, when I started thinking of getting an LCD flatpanel, and looked into it. I wanted a digital connection. I wanted widescreen. If I was doing an LCD monitor, I wanted it done right. Best option I found was the Samsung Syncmaster 172w. With a LOT of reviews being read, and research so I knew what the heck they were talking about, this seemed like a very nice monitor indeed.
This is, actually, the cheapest it has crept down to, so far. It tends to bounce up and down the price scale, and I decided to not wait once I saw the price at a reasonable level.