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Dell does have excellent support, and it's always nice to have a warranty backing your product up. But it's rare that you find them for so cheap, $500 off regular price. The Korean variants available offer the same quality monitor, but at a much lower price point. Depending on which seller you choose, some do offer a warranty. If you decide to get another 680, you should take advantage of all that power by getting a 1440p or 1600p monitor. My dual 670's are perfect for my Crossover 27Q, and yours would perform even better.

Yeah that is pretty much how it goes. I think the Dells/HPs/Apples are considered A+ panels while the Koreans are A-, that might be wrong though. The Dell (last I saw) was $1300 on sale so I bed you could get it down to $1100 if you offered to buy it with a 5 year warranty.
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ok guys. forgive me. Basically are we saying that it is useless to have dual vid cards on just a 24 1080p monitor?
On a side note: I installed battlefied 3 by accident to my SSD. What I mean accident is, that I had no idea inside orgin under account info, you could install them to a dir or your choice. Currently with windows 7 pro64 installed, all programs, updates and bf, I am at 63 gigs left. I really would love to have my games on the other 1tb hdd. What do you guys suggest?

Yeah it's almost a waste to have 2 of the high end cards (7970 or 680) on a 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 monitor. I ran a 680 and now run a 7970 and they max pretty much anything out, I don't have BF3 though so I can't say how that runs.
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so im assuming samsung, asus, viewsonic etc.. are out of the question?

I have a dell 24 inch montor now. Im wondering if going to a 27 would be nice.
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Not worth IMO but its really up to you.
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gotcha.
 
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so im assuming samsung, asus, viewsonic etc.. are out of the question?
I have a dell 24 inch montor now. Im wondering if going to a 27 would be nice.

Just going from a 24 inch to a 27 inch but staying at 1920x1080 wouldn't be worth it really. In fact, 1920x1080 at a larger 27 inches doesn't even really look very good when used as a monitor and you're sitting up close to it. Now if you're considering moving into HD+ territory, then yea I would entertain that if I were you. I've messed with a few different setups over the past few years. Standard 1920x1080 at 21 inches, 24 inches, and then lastly 27 inches. Surround setup with 3x 24 inch monitors at 5760x1080. Currently on a single 2560x1440 Crossover 27Q, and so far this has been my favorite. Whether you go Dell, HP, or some Korean brand is up to you, but I do think you would really enjoy the high res.
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so im assuming samsung, asus, viewsonic etc.. are out of the question?
I have a dell 24 inch montor now. Im wondering if going to a 27 would be nice.

Not necessarily, those companies do make nice products if you can find one that is 1440 or 1600. 27 seems to be the sweet spot between price and size, with 30s costing significantly more. Dell has the U2711 and U2713 that you could look at, give them a call and see what the best offer you can get is. I don't know of anywhere that sells them locally but if you can go and check some monitors out. thumb.gif
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on a side note: Basically perfect match.

paracord lime green
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that looks great. advice: i would use white paracord, since mdpc and paracord mixed might look interesting or bad. good luck on sleeving! from what i saw from OCN, grab a beer or 2 while doing this biggrin.gif
 
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Nice! This will look great for sure. smile.gif
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Im glad you got the paracord that actually matched!
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