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Hey Thomas. Would you suggest your monitor for gaming and maybe image editing ? Now I'm actually curious about a second monitor
Actually,I initially wanted to get Dell U2311,but the 8ms gtg response may not be ideal for gaming especially when your gpu is as powerful as a 580,I ended up choosing what I have now which is 5ms,U can consider getting 1 Acer S231HL,while its a TN panel & may not compare to U2311,but the faster 5ms gtg response will make it more competent when gaming
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in my many MANY hours searching for monitors and reading reviews and what not anything 8MS and under will be fine and you wont notice anything. my U2410 has a varied GTG times and playing any game from racing like dirt 2 to RPG like metro 2033 to fast paced FPS like BF:BC2 and COD(anyone of them) and i have never noticed anything different it wont be as smooth as a 120HZ monitor but i never have any issues with my G2G time and OMG the colours
    
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yea my dell been fine with hot pursuit or other fast games like that. shift 2 unleashed been fine too. black ops etc no problem too.
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yea my dell been fine with hot pursuit or other fast games like that. shift 2 unleashed been fine too. black ops etc no problem too.
Maybe I am just being skeptical
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Never noticed anything gaming with my NEC 30 even and that has response times as slow as 22ms-30ms. It's truly a beautiful monitor though delta is <0.8 calibrated.
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Monitor threads are located here. I'm sure you'll get a lot more from posting on a new thread there.

Enjoy your card choice, the 580 is a great card regardless of manufacturer.
     
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Maybe I am just being skeptical
with G2G times faster is not better because it can cause the manufacture to skimp down on the other quality of the monitor to increase the g2g times. i still go with the U2311H is the best monitor to get for 300$ or less as its good for gaming and still good for true(ish) colors for photo editing. only downfall is its not 120Hz lol o well someday we will have TRUE 120Hz IPS monitors

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Monitor threads are located here. I'm sure you'll get a lot more from posting on a new thread there.

Enjoy your card choice, the 580 is a great card regardless of manufacturer.
why make another thread when this is kind of relevant to the OP as he might want another monitor to put his card to better use all ties in to the same thing when you think about it no need in making a new thread when he is getting his questions answered and he has already choose the card he is gonna get so hes just keepen this thread alive until he can post some pics right?
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Would be interesting to know in those tests if the fans under load are spinning at 100% or less
The Lightning is pretty quiet up to ~65% fan. The cards (on review sites) usually load to about 5X or 6X degrees C, and at those temps the fans are at about 65%, and still pretty quiet.

I have a faulty Lightning that idles at ~51 degrees C and loads at ~80 degrees C, and at ~80C the fans are at about 85%, and they are really, loud. They easily drown out the other 5 fans in my case.
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The Lightning is pretty quiet up to ~65% fan. The cards (on review sites) usually load to about 5X or 6X degrees C, and at those temps the fans are at about 65%, and still pretty quiet.

I have a faulty Lightning that idles at ~51 degrees C and loads at ~80 degrees C, and at ~80C the fans are at about 85%, and they are really, loud. They easily drown out the other 5 fans in my case.
I can imagine when I remember when I simply out of fun put my 5870 vapor-x to 100% fan speed. That sure was load
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The Lightning is pretty quiet up to ~65% fan. The cards (on review sites) usually load to about 5X or 6X degrees C, and at those temps the fans are at about 65%, and still pretty quiet.

I have a faulty Lightning that idles at ~51 degrees C and loads at ~80 degrees C, and at ~80C the fans are at about 85%, and they are really, loud. They easily drown out the other 5 fans in my case.
That's the fan blade issue,one of my lightning had that issue,service centre said something about the fan calibration with heatsink off or spoilt,they are too heavy for my liking,I OC the heck outta it,but dared not fiddle with the dip switches at all
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