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If you are right around the $1000 price point get a Dell u3011. I have their earlier Ultrasharp 30", the 3007wfp-HC, and I LOVE it. Today still my best purchase related to my computer, ever. I have had hands on with the u3011 and it just as good with better input options. A large, beautiful, high resolution monitor that just can't be beat.
I game, do desktop work, watch a lot of media, this is an amazing monitor for all of it.
This is not true. First of all you only need 2xAA at 2560x1600 and second of all most games on the market today I am maxing out with a SINGLE 6950. Sure, some of the most demanding games can't quite be maxed out but most PC games just are not super demanding of modern hardware. With crossfire he will be maxing out almost all games and certainly those that scale well with Crossfire.

Good luck with your 40fps goals of 2012 and that's with a 7970 which is equal to at least (2) 6950's. A single 6950 has to be horrific. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_CrossFire/5.html
 
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Apple displays are LG IPS rebranded panels.

Get an U2711. Or maybe you'll want to wait until 120Hz IPS panels start to surface.
   
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I really wanted integrated speakers. I am not an audio whore and desk space is at a premium. Blah....
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Good luck with your 40fps goals of 2012 and that's with a 7970 which is equal to at least (2) 6950's. A single 6950 has to be horrific. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_CrossFire/5.html

Wow...weird things are happening at 2560x1600. Single 7970 performing better than xfire 7970s? Single 6970 performing better than a 6990? My 6950s slap around the 7970 pretty good at 1920x1080. Figured they would hold the advantage at 2560x1440.
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Apple displays are LG IPS rebranded panels.
Get an U2711. Or maybe you'll want to wait until 120Hz IPS panels start to surface.
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Wow...weird things are happening at 2560x1600. Single 7970 performing better than xfire 7970s? Single 6970 performing better than a 6990? My 6950s slap around the 7970 pretty good at 1920x1080. Figured they would hold the advantage at 2560x1440.

The 7970's didn't scale well on 2560 resolutions with beta drivers used during this test. They have since been corrected. The 6990 always fell on its face at 2560in bf3. A single 7970 is probably exactly equal to (2)6950's but that would only be if they scaled at 100% and they don't so a 7970 would give you better performance then your current setup guaranteed. Like I said before gpu's take a dive at 2560 resolutions. Unless your up for a serious gpu upgrade I'd stick to 1080p 60hz.
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IDK man...I did a google search trying to find the performance difference between 1600 and 1440 in BF3. I am reading that people are getting 50-70fps with xfire 6970s at 2560x1440maxed out. That would be enough for me.
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IDK man...I did a google search trying to find the performance difference between 1600 and 1440 in BF3. I am reading that people are getting 50-70fps with xfire 6970s at 2560x1440maxed out. That would be enough for me.

They might be getting 50-70fps on high setting but not maxed out. If you turn everything including aa all the way up on 2560 not even tri-fire 6970's could pull 70fps. Here is a pair of 7970's averaging 64fps on 5760x1080 which has the same comparable gpu draw as 2560 resolutions http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1362/pg4/amd-radeon-hd-7970-crossfire-performance-review-battlefield-3.html. This isn't even maxed out at 0 aa, yet they are claiming maxed out and getting 50-70fps with 6970's. rolleyes.gif Sad thing is the 7970's in crossfire destroy the horribly scaled 6970's and yet they can't even achieve this.
 
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