An anonymous reader writes "In a a month or so (just after Christmas to mid-January) I am going to try and buy a new computer setup. I need help with what to look for in a monitor, computer and keyboard. In my head I see a 26-inch monitor connected to a mac-mini which is then connected to a keyboard. I would also like a nice quality pair of headphones. I will be connecting this computer and/or the a macbook pro laptop every now and then. I am trying to spend $1200 total or less so I am looking for the best quality in this price range. I most likely will not be running Netflix/xbox/ps3 through the monitor but would like to have the option to do so. Any recommendations for the monitor, computer, keyboard and headphones? Hopefully the timing after Christmas will get me a decent deal."