Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity
Talk about sour grapes..
While I agree if you can afford a 30"er you can probably afford the GPUs as well, but "can play all games at near max settings with my 6950" I'm calling baloney. I can barely do this with 1/3 more power at half the resolution. Yes, you'll decry my meager 1GB of VRAM, but since 2560 x 1600 is (very) nearly twice the pixels.. In fact I doubt you can max most games at 1080p, if we speak of new titles. Sure, CS Source, but Metro 2033? Crysis: Warhead? Etc, etc.
To run games "maxed out" he's right, you'll have to spend a lot of money as time goes on. But he's (probably) exaggerating by quite a margin. Still, you're paying much more to enjoy the same games as the "1080p guy" down the street. (Would I do it, too? If I could afford it!)
Edit: You also have to keep in mind some ... perfectionists... (heh) can't handle it if they're not able to run *every* game with everything-on-ultra-with8xMSAAorbettter on their machines.
so i do alot of photoshop work and 3ds max work too so the screen real estate is nice
i also dont mind playing on low aa settings and i dont need ultra everything type person. While im not made of money i recognize that it is nice to have something that is nice in life, ive already devoted so much money to my computer as far as performance why not view it all working on a nice big performance screen that can also double as a smaller tv in my room when i want to lay on my bed and watch a movie or show.
i guess this is getting to be elitist talk because you could always argue why play video games when real life looks so much better, the argument could go on forever.
so my point is hater is going to hate, if your happy with your smaller screen and your preformance then be happy. i bought this knowing that its going to gobble up my card and if i want to play on ultra it might take some extra cash, but im not a graphics whore, to me its hard to distinguish from high medium to ultra any way, i mean yeah if you walk around and take your time in a fps, but im there for the action not the scenery most the time
Bottom line im glad youre happy with your screen, dont try and rain on my parade haha!