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If I do go with the zr30w I will eventually get 3 of them, but components > than 3 monitors. I can get one and wait for the other two.

You will love the zr30w... amazing display.

+1 on the case, I have seen all the Danger Den cases in person and they are amazing, even more amazing in person then in pictures.
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^ holy crap!!! I'd need a second psu just for fans. The water/air delta would definitely be close to 0
ya and ear muffs, sounds like a Ferrari coming out of turn 2 and that is only one fan
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You will love the zr30w... amazing display.

+1 on the case, I have seen all the Danger Den cases in person and they are amazing, even more amazing in person then in pictures.
good to hear it from someone with firsthand experience. The zr30w looked great for the price, the only other 30 inchers I was considering were the NEC ones, but they're $2000+ for nearly the same thing.
 
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ya and ear muffs, sounds like a Ferrari coming out of turn 2 and that is only one fan

LOL... Yep them puppies are loud when going full bore, but at 0% duty cycle (around 1000 rpm) you can't even hear them spinning; and they will own any fan out there at 1000rpm hands down. Still unpractical to say the least, but we're in overkill town here.

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post #85 of 1486
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good to hear it from someone with firsthand experience. The zr30w looked great for the price, the only other 30 inchers I was considering were the NEC ones, but they're $2000+ for nearly the same thing.
Yes, glad to hear your not another Dell fanboi... Dell monitors are out of date, the u3011 is the newest to there fleet and from the reviews it seems like they didn't live up to the "ultra-sharp" "30" arena... Although I am sure the Dell is a great monitor and closely compared to the HP I just don't care for Dell monitors tell they can show me something new.

I have used, zr30w, 3007HC-wfp and the 3008 model as well. I say they don't even compare to each other,... other then size. Gaming, color... etc you name it and the zr30w is WIN!

No 1st hand with the NECs but I am sure for the price you will be getting an amazing monitor. We have two 24" NECs are work and they are AMAZING, wow factor is there for sure.
post #86 of 1486
I'm trying to wrap my arms around the overkill factor here. Spending $2k or more on hardware that is going to serve only to:
  • Increase your electric bill
  • Have absolutely no impact on the speed of the machine
  • Take up more physical space
  • And make more noise (GTs are quiet but that many fans pushing through rads will make noise)

I'd take all that overkill waste and apply it to getting far closer to your eyefinity setup.

I guess it's just a personal preference, but, with all due respect, I don't consider your overkill as a good investment, and if you're honestly successful at stocks, I'm surprised you'd have such a dichotomy in thought process when it comes to investing.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I'm just wondering if you've at least considered shifting your discretionary funds in a direction that would net you an overall greater usage experience (if not eyefinity setup, even something else).

If bragging rights is what's fueling the overkill, I'd imagine you'd get far greater bragging rights with three ZR30W's. And hey man, I'm all for bragging rights. So not knocking that as a motivator. I'd be a hypocrite if I was.
    
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It's not "bragging rights"..it's a hobby
    
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Aren't we all hobbyists? I'm talking about the radical waste / diminishing returns. I don't know anyone who would declare that, itself, a hobby. I would like to hear from Italian himself, if he's thought about allocating the money toward a more effective build strategy. We're here as a community to provide constructive help / advice and that includes proposing different ideas and alternatives.
    
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Investment? You consider your computer to be a investment?

Bellagiofan,... ur funny
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I'm trying to wrap my arms around the overkill factor here. Spending $2k or more on hardware that is going to serve only to:
  • Increase your electric bill
  • Have absolutely no impact on the speed of the machine
  • Take up more physical space
  • And make more noise (GTs are quiet but that many fans pushing through rads will make noise)

I'd take all that overkill waste and apply it to getting far closer to your eyefinity setup.

I guess it's just a personal preference, but, with all due respect, I don't consider your overkill as a good investment, and if you're honestly successful at stocks, I'm surprised you'd have such a dichotomy in thought process when it comes to investing.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I'm just wondering if you've at least considered shifting your discretionary funds in a direction that would net you an overall greater usage experience (if not eyefinity setup, even something else).

If bragging rights is what's fueling the overkill, I'd imagine you'd get far greater bragging rights with three ZR30W's. And hey man, I'm all for bragging rights. So not knocking that as a motivator. I'd be a hypocrite if I was.
I already have nVidia surround setup, see my sig. Computers are definitely not an investment. It's just something to do. I've already built a pretty high end rig, but I want to venture into higher end territory. I've never owned a "server" and would like to. There's really nothing else I can think of that I want right now as a "hobby" other than the build another computer. It gives me something to do and I enjoy the process. Electricity is cheap here. $0.067 per KWH. My bill folding 24/7 is only $150 per month. I figure it will increase it to around $220 per month when this is up and running. The overkill has nothing to do with bragging rights at all. I want a computer that folds like a beast and plays games like a beast. I'm interested in seeing what such a setup can do. I don't have any bills so there's really nothing else to spend money on. I already bought my cars, law school is paid for, and money I make from stocks mostly goes into savings so I can sell my condo and buy a house whenever I finish school. Computers are so far from investments it's not even funny. Just like a cars... why buy a kia when you can afford a ferrari?
Edited by fat_italian_stallion - 5/2/11 at 1:05pm
 
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