Originally Posted by TechMesh
Wow, very nice build! And congrats on the promotion - at least you know how to reward yourself properly!
I wasn't aware of the Cosmos II case when I built my rig last fall. It's the first case I've seen that would be a tough decision between it and my HAF X, if I had to rebuild my system today; I would say that the Cosmos has the edge in features over the HAF - it would entirely be a cost/benefit analysis of the $100 price differential. My price justification to myself when I purchased the HAF X is that I would keep it for future builds... now you have me actually considering how to justify (again) a case purchase in the future! Thanks for that!
I'm also interested in what you think of the U3011. Dell has them on sale right now for $999, and I'm considering pulling the trigger. My twin 24" ASUS monitors were a compromise I had to take when building my rig, and I frankly miss the Dell Ultrasharps that I've grown accustomed to. Recently from the Dell line I've only seen the U2412M in person, and even it puts my monitors to shame. The U3013 is due in March as well, but it will almost certainly have a $1500+ price tag at first. In any case, I'll probably have to purchase a second video card as well, as my single GTX 570 probably won't drive a 30" monitor properly in late-gen games.
Congrats once again on your rig; the thought and effort you put into this build is evident! I'm looking forward to your updates.
Posting from my my newly build machine!
The U3011 Is outstanding. Color calibration in sRGB and Adobe RGB are fantastic. Viewing angles are fantastic, the stand is decent enough, and the monitor is incredibly easy to adjust. The OSD has also been a joy to work with. Also, with my limited game time, I've noticed very acceptable input lag times and no noticeable ghosting.
Also, this thing is BRIGHT.
That's about all I can say about it right off the bat until I get some quality time with it.