Originally Posted by Aznboy1993;14264150
... it's now sort of a "guilty pleasure". Bottomline: buy it if you need it or can afford it, otherwise your money can be better spent.
QFT. I absolutely love my Dell u2711. I picked it up in Canada for 752$. It's definitely not something you NEED, but it is just so beautiful to look at. Every screen I look at now, including this 23" 1080p TN Samsung at my parents house is just inferior color and clarity wise.
The u2711 does put off a good amount of heat and takes a full 3-5 seconds to turn on when you hit the power button. The thing is a beast and makes every minute I spend on my pc more enjoyable.
As for multi-monitor setups... I haven't tried 3x1080p, but I really like the idea. I could not however downgrade from an IPS to 3 lower quality panels. I also can't afford 3xu2711's... if you can, this is one of the most epic gaming experiences money can buy.
SLI 480's run Crysis 2 on ultra at 2560x1440 at 40-60fps. OC'd to 875/2000 they perform around 45-70fps. You probably won't be happy with a single 580 if you want to to get 60fps in games like Metro or the DX11/High res pack of Crysis 2. Then again I'm kind of particular in that I appreciate 60+ fps greatly at such a higher resolution. 35+ is perfectly playable.