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Single 30" dell monitors are sick nasty best in the world imo.
post #22 of 38
Clearly the u3011.

Eyefinity can cause problems, not all game supports it, the bezels can be annoying. I would just dual screen with u3011 and a smaller screen for work and game on that u3011.
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post #23 of 38
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I like the idea with going with a u30 or u27 then adding the 20 inchers on the side down the road for peripherals.
If you're able to do that I'd highly suggest it. Having high resolution monitors is very useful for fitting lots of stuff on one screen, but having that extra real estate is invaluable for times when you want to be able to run a program in fullscreen while still being able to access a web browser, reference images, documentation, etc without constantly having to alt-tab. Hell, even for something as simple as keeping a Steam group chat window open while playing a game it's great.
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post #24 of 38
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Although it is quite subjective, I have been using a single 30" for the past five years. (Wow, didn't realize it's been so long.)

I have tried using a smaller 24" monitor, and I realized I couldn't live without my 30".

The one thing I do miss though is having another monitor on the side for extras. I like having a browser and Ventrilo/Teamspeak open on the extra monitor while gaming on the main one. Or having the Photoshop panels open on the extra monitor while working on images on the main monitor.

For gaming I really like using 2560x1600.
A solution for you would be one or two 1600x1200 monitors in portrait next to your 30". The dell ultrasharp ones are either PVA or IPS. You can buy them used for quite cheap, I hear. Better make sure they're IPS and not PVA though.

It'd do exactly what you desire (ventrilo open wile gaming etc)
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post #25 of 38
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A solution for you would be one or two 1600x1200 monitors in portrait next to your 30". The dell ultrasharp ones are either PVA or IPS. You can buy them used for quite cheap, I hear. Better make sure they're IPS and not PVA though.

It'd do exactly what you desire (ventrilo open wile gaming etc)
I may do that, and upgrade my vid card. Thanks for the info. It would be a great birthday present fir myself.
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post #26 of 38
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Okay I'm definitely leaning towards the u3011 then. My only problem with that, is it will completely take away 3D gaming, but then again for now, you can't really game with 3D unless it's 24 inch or smaller. Maybe I should just wait a couple more years for 3D gaming since it's very limited for now.

I like the idea with going with a u30 or u27 then adding the 20 inchers on the side down the road for peripherals.

Now I just have to make up my mind with CF 6970 or SLI GTX 580 3GB edition (in case I did want to try 3D and buy a 120hz 23 inch) on the side. I know the CF 6970 is much cheaper..
3D gaming is awful right now. Wait a few years for that technology to improve.
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post #28 of 38
I want the 30inch version on my monitor so bad, have to figure out how to con the wife. any help?
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I want the 30inch version on my monitor so bad, have to figure out how to con the wife. any help?
Sell the current one, then buy it. It's not going to be so expensive that way.
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post #30 of 38
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Sell the current one, then buy it. It's not going to be so expensive that way.
Sell my baby are you crazy? that would mean that i might have go a few hours or even a day or so with out it. no no not going to happen, I need them both.
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