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Anyways, a local seller has one of these for $500. http://store.apple.com/us/product/F9179LL/A

How would it work for gaming with Windows, and is it worth it at that price? Its for sale at $1200 and out of stock, but it was released way back in 2004 I think. Is this worth it, or outdated. Is a monitor that big even going to be worth it for gaming? I'm quite tempted, but is it really a better option than adding two other monitors to my 23" one I currently for a triple monitor setup as I intended?
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You can get a 1080p 27 inch for 300 or less at tigerdirect/compusa. Not sure if you're going for size or resolution. Seems like a decent price for the product though.
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Gaming at 2560x1600 is pretty epic. However surround/eyefinity is pretty legit too. If you had the original plan of getting 3 monitors I'd say just stick with that.
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You can get a 1080p 27 inch for 300 or less at tigerdirect/compusa. Not sure if you're going for size or resolution. Seems like a decent price for the product though.
Where can you get a 27 inch ips for 300, because I want one now.
    
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Where can you get a 27 inch ips for 300, because I want one now.
He probably doesn't know its an IPS Panel
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IPS is good, but for gaming, most want high refresh rate (above 60Hz) and fast response time. This monitor is 16ms response time. IMO, I would prefer to add two more monitors instead.
     
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I game on a 30" Dell U3011 and its great, only thing that concerns me with that monitor is the pretty bad response time, even my u3011 at 7ms is considered slow these days
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Panther Modern View Post
Anyways, a local seller has one of these for $500. http://store.apple.com/us/product/F9179LL/A

How would it work for gaming with Windows, and is it worth it at that price? Its for sale at $1200 and out of stock, but it was released way back in 2004 I think. Is this worth it, or outdated. Is a monitor that big even going to be worth it for gaming? I'm quite tempted, but is it really a better option than adding two other monitors to my 23" one I currently for a triple monitor setup as I intended?
Honestly those monitors are pretty old tech and not really worth it, Gaming on my 27" iMac monitor is pretty sweet though I must say.
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This is what I bought for 300.

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/vx2739wm.htm
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