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CPU and motherboard are under a three year no questions asked micro center warranty. Corsair PSU still has a couple years of warranty left, RAM is cheap... I could cover the rest or at worst buy a used computer warranty from squaretrade. They insure items bought used on eBay I'm sure I could get them to insure this hardware. But I would obviously have to ask him, personally I'd rather have gear that's been tested to work together by someone I trust then untested new stuff that has to be shipped and could arrive DOA.
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Yer, well best person to ask is your client not us on this stuff smile.gif, if you have any other questions though, just PM me.
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post #33 of 101
Honestly, I feel that 30 inches is too big for a monitor for gaming. I hate having to move my head. You have to understand that watching a 60" TV from your couch is the same as you watching a 24" monitor at your desk.

I would get two Dell U2410 (at least). The IPS screen is amazing and you aren't going to get better visual qualities. Also, use the money you save to get yourself a calibrator. You can get the best monitor on the market, but you will not unlock it's potential without a calibrator.

As for keyboard and mouse. I have the Black Widow Ultimate and I love it. But don't cheap out on the mouse. If you aren't planning to play MMOs, I would pick up the Mamba. And if you are planning on playing MMOs, grab the Naga Epic. Both can be wired or wireless and the feel of these mice are unparalleled.

You may also be able to save some money on the SSD. The Corsair Force Series 3 has fixed their defective issues and it is parralleled to the OCZ you mentioned. NewEgg has a running special on it.

Also, as others have mentioned, if you aren't planning on OCing--don't OD on cooling. But, at the same time, I didn't think I would get into the overclocking game and here I am learning more about it daily on my OC'd processor. While we are on the subject, I overclock on my Corsair H60. It is a $70 all in one enclosed water cooler and it is fantastic. Read any review and the feedback is insane. You can't go wrong for the price and you are getting water cooled temps. A custom kit will always be better, but a CPU block alone can cost this much.

Just some things to think about because I am a freak when it comes to reviews and reading. I will add some other stuff if I see it.

P.S. I got my U2410 at like $450 after all the coupons and specials I found. I am sure you can get close, most probably $500. Having two of these monitors side by side for gaming will be insane. Not to mention you can turn the two 360 degrees and have loads of fun with different monitor positions. Also, if you ever decide to SLI (which I am in the process of doing) you can have three monitors across. Amazing stuff for car games and pretty much anything else. It will increase you viewing to realistic proportions.

If you are keen on a big monitor because you want to play stuff from a bed or couch, I would suggest getting an HDTV with DVI input for those situations.

But for at your desk, aiming for 2-3 U2410s > 1 30 inch any day. For you to get a second 30 inch to pair with your main monitor, you are already at $2200!!
Edited by Quo - 11/24/11 at 7:32pm
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post #35 of 101
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Yeah, I will ask the client I he has a brand new/second hand issue, but I feel fairly confident that he will be more concerned with performance and longevity. The question (the only question) that hasn't been answered here is, will an i7 875k overclocked or not, keep up with games three years from now if it is given adequate gpu ability. I know that almost no games take advantage of HT so is an i7 really any better than an i5 in this case at all?

At what price point do CPUs become a bottleneck for modern games?

Ie could an i3 socket 1156 paired with three GTX 590s in SLI play skyrim on max settings?

What are the drawbacks to this sort of rocket on a rollerskate approach? I've never seen it done and now I'm just sort of curious.

As far as the 30 in vs 2x24... Well the client doesn't want dual monitors. And have you ever used a 2560x1600 display? I have a u2211h next to my u3011 and windows just don't find their way over there. I frequently leave it off or on its secondary input from my Mac mini.

Client has seen the u3011 and is fairly certain that he wants one.

I'd like to calibrate for my room. The ultrasharps have all been calibrated for color accuracy but white levels and gamma are affected by your room lighting I know.

Thanks for the advice.

Happy black Friday!
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Yes, I actually use to use a 30" so I am familiar with that resolution. I found it hard to see certain things so I was constantly zooming and when I was playing games, I had to move my head to see around me. I guess it is good for immersion purposes, but for competitive gaming, it was definitely too big. Not to mention my eyes would strain.

But to each his own and I am just giving my advice out of raw experience. Like your client, when I saw the 30" I was like I WANT THAT ONE. I just wish I had someone who had wasted thousands of dollars like I did to explain what was to come. Also, I only speak out of experience. Anything I say is because I have owned or own the products I discuss.

Nevertheless, I pretty much touched on everything and it seems like you are happy with your selections. So then I would probably question why you asked in the first place. rolleyes.gif
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The first thing I noticed was the processor. You should get the 2600K and overclock it.
The second was the sound card. It may be beneficial to get a better one if you really care about your audio.
Everything else looks perfect but I do agree that one 580 might not be able to absolutely max everything. The HDD space is a bit ridiculous too I think the money from downgrading would be better spent in the audio department. I also didn't see any headphones so I'm assuming you do not want them.
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Yes, I actually use to use a 30" so I am familiar with that resolution. I found it hard to see certain things so I was constantly zooming and when I was playing games, I had to move my head to see around me. I guess it is good for immersion purposes, but for competitive gaming, it was definitely too big. Not to mention my eyes would strain.
But to each his own and I am just giving my advice out of raw experience. Like your client, when I saw the 30" I was like I WANT THAT ONE. I just wish I had someone who had wasted thousands of dollars like I did to explain what was to come. Also, I only speak out of experience. Anything I say is because I have owned or own the products I discuss.
Nevertheless, I pretty much touched on everything and it seems like you are happy with your selections. So then I would probably question why you asked in the first place. rolleyes.gif

Cool, thanks for providing such useful feedback that is based upon your experience instead of hearsay. I have changed numerous components in this build since my first posting and the entire thing is still under review. The ONLY piece of hardware that I started out by saying that the client was pretty much set on was the u3011, and the entire thread has been about being able to game at 2560x1600. So I would like for you to retract your spurious rolleyes, though I feel certain that you will not. Sounds like you sat too close to the monitor and maybe need glasses (as do I). You actually didn't touch on my current concern which is whether or not an i7-875k, an i7-2500k, and an i7-2600k will perform differently for the sole purposes of gaming, now and three years from now.
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The first thing I noticed was the processor. You should get the 2600K and overclock it.
The second was the sound card. It may be beneficial to get a better one if you really care about your audio.
Everything else looks perfect but I do agree that one 580 might not be able to absolutely max everything. The HDD space is a bit ridiculous too I think the money from downgrading would be better spent in the audio department. I also didn't see any headphones so I'm assuming you do not want them.

Thanks Magna. I do like the 2600K and I'm not opposed to overclocking, but I have to refer to my above question, will it really make a difference for the purposes we are discussing here?
According to AnandTech the i7 2600K and the i5 2500K will perform very closely in most games and in a few rare instances the i5 will actually beat out the i7 (Crysis Warhead assault bench).

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Cool, thanks for providing such useful feedback that is based upon your experience instead of hearsay. I have changed numerous components in this build since my first posting and the entire thing is still under review. The ONLY piece of hardware that I started out by saying that the client was pretty much set on was the u3011, and the entire thread has been about being able to game at 2560x1600. So I would like for you to retract your spurious rolleyes, though I feel certain that you will not. Sounds like you sat too close to the monitor and maybe need glasses (as do I). You actually didn't touch on my current concern which is whether or not an i7-875k, an i7-2500k, and an i7-2600k will perform differently for the sole purposes of gaming, now and three years from now.
Thanks Magna. I do like the 2600K and I'm not opposed to overclocking, but I have to refer to my above question, will it really make a difference for the purposes we are discussing here?
According to AnandTech the i7 2600K and the i5 2500K will perform very closely in most games and in a few rare instances the i5 will actually beat out the i7 (Crysis Warhead assault bench).
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

The roll eyes were not malicious biggrin.gif. I was just being sarcastically funny referring to the fact that it sounded like you were pretty set on your ways.

In reference to the glasses thing--I have 20/20 vision. It was just the fact that the resolution on a 30" makes things smaller than a lower resolution on a smaller monitor such as the 24". Others who used my PC would say the same thing. I found that the resolution was perfect on 24" monitors and 34"+ because 30" felt like some sort of limbo where the native resolution was a bit small, where as smaller resolution looked too stretched.

Being a world ranked player, I think in terms of a competitive perspective when answering questions either brought on by myself, or others. So that is why I mentioned the turning your head issue. But like I said, it may be great for immersion purposes, but for competitive gaming it is incredibly inefficient.


As for me not touching on what your question was, I was under the impression you wanted opinions on how to cut costs and increase performance.
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Would love reccomendations on cutting costs or increasing performance.

Edited by Quo - 11/29/11 at 10:08am
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The roll eyes were not malicious biggrin.gif. I was just being sarcastically funny referring to the fact that it sounded like you were pretty set on your ways.
In reference to the glasses thing--I have 20/20 vision. It was just the fact that the resolution on a 30" makes things smaller than a lower resolution on a smaller monitor such as the 24". Others who used my PC would say the same thing. I found that the resolution was perfect on 24" monitors and 34"+ because 30" felt like some sort of limbo where the native resolution was a bit small, where as smaller resolution looked too stretched.
Being a world ranked player, I think in terms of a competitive perspective when answering questions either brought on by myself, or others. So that is why I mentioned the turning your head issue. But like I said, it may be great for immersion purposes, but for competitive gaming it is incredibly inefficient.
As for me not touching on what your question was, I was under the impression you wanted opinions on how to cut costs and increase performance.

I am looking for that kind of advice, but I'm not asking for advice on the monitor, though thanks for providing it anyway.

What you are saying makes sense.

Personally, whether you set it to 2560x1600 or 1080p or 1900x1200 I think that 30" is the ideal monitor size for me. I might want an even larger one if I could afford it/if they made it. I think at 2560x1600 42" monitor would be pretty great. Or perhaps a non 16:10 ratio would be cool.

I have a u2211h and it's great for productivity but it's a little small for gaming. I'm sure that the u24 is awesome, but I know that he wants to go single monitor and this is the one that he wants so I feel fairly confident that I will just sell him my rig on the cheap and drop a couple GTX 570s in there and call it a day. This way we can test it out and if the CPU appears to be limiting his play experience in any way we can always buy new components.

Thank you all for your help.
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