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I decided to part ways with my eyefinity set-up and do with a single 30" display. What in your opinion is the best 30" monitor under 1500 available right now? Thanks in advance.
 
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Suprisingly this Dell monitor is meant to be very good for gaming: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0046ECCW0/ref=asc_df_B0046ECCW06246415?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0046ECCW0
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I currently have the Dell U3011, and I haven't had a single problem gaming with it. The reviews seem to indicate that it has a relatively large response time, probably due to the fact that it has an internal scaler, but I can't really notice any input lag at all. If you really care about input lag, and don't care about extra inputs and scaling (doing anything at resolutions other than 2560*1600), you could get the HP ZR30W: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/382087-382087-64283-72270-3884471-4194577.html?dnr=1
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The HP 30 inchers are fantastic. I dont see how a dell could be much better. So if u can save some dough getting an hp i dont see a reason why not. But then again i dont know tje price diff. Its just another option to consider.
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The HP 30 inchers are fantastic. I dont see how a dell could be much better. So if u can save some dough getting an hp i dont see a reason why not. But then again i dont know tje price diff. Its just another option to consider.

What the dell offers over the ZR30W is mostly
-Extra connectivity
-sRGB emulation mode (A lot of people miss this one when comparing the two. This is a major feature!)
-OSD
-Scaler

Those may or may not be important depending on what you're doing.

I'd recommend either, ZR30W if you're moderately picky about input lag or if it's significantly cheaper and you don't want to pay that much, u3011 for everything else.
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This monitor will be for mostly gaming. I'm starting to wonder if a SAMSUNG S27A950D 120hz would be better? The 7ms delay has me a bit iffy on the 30" monitors for fps games. Is there anyone that plays on the 30" that can chime in?
 
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i play bf3 on my U3011, and it's quite immersive. compared to my 120hz monitor, it's not the smoothest, but still pretty good. i play on the 30" more often nowadays
    
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I play League of Legends on a Dell 3007wfp-hc. Love it biggrin.gif would take it over 100hz any day of the week. SO MUCH BETTER then playing even my 24" monitor.
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IMHO save some money and get the new HP 27" (ZR2740w). You're only giving up a small amount of resolution and you'll love the much tighter pixel pitch for gaming. It has very low input lag for an IPS display and good pixel responsiveness as well.
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This monitor will be for mostly gaming. I'm starting to wonder if a SAMSUNG S27A950D 120hz would be better? The 7ms delay has me a bit iffy on the 30" monitors for fps games. Is there anyone that plays on the 30" that can chime in?

I assume you're referring to the response time. In which case, "delay" is not accurate. "Delay" would be input lag, which a bit more than a frame(one frame= 16.7ms) on the u3011, half of a frame on the ZR30W. The vast majority of people are fine with either choice, but some people like me dislike the higher input lag on the former and its kind. The latter is something you won't notice, period.

The S27a950d is a good choice of a monitor as well, what it offers being mainly 120hz and a glossy screen. (Since some view the AG on IPS panels as a downside due to being so aggressive). You'll be stuck with 16:9 27" at 1920x1080, but it's not bad. It's a decent screen, it being TN will not be an issue for the gamer, since it's a good one. I think it's rather clear what the differences are though. It's your decision. I wouldn't say you'd be disappointed with either choice.
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IMHO save some money and get the new HP 27" (ZR2740w). You're only giving up a small amount of resolution and you'll love the much tighter pixel pitch for gaming. It has very low input lag for an IPS display and good pixel responsiveness as well.

You'll also lose a ton of size, which is rather unfortunate for gaming. Click here for a size comparison
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