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Well I got a dell u2711 on cyber monday and love this monster. I just switched from an ultra thin LED samsung 120hz to this and Dont miss it at all! The only issue that I have is I can feel heat coming off of it, So in the summer is it going to be a disaster? I really love this thing but not sure If i should be looking into another LED IPS. I am still within my return window and as of now plan on keeping it. Just worried that heat will become a major issue in the future.
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I noticed the heat coming off of mine as well. I wouldn't worry about it.
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In the summer does it make a noticeable temp difference? I am using mine in my bedroom I realize my gtx680 probably make more heat. But its one more item to help make it even hotter.
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In the summer does it make a noticeable temp difference? I am using mine in my bedroom I realize my gtx680 probably make more heat. But its one more item to help make it even hotter.

I haven't have mine in the summer yet. It is fairly new. It will add a bit of heat. I wouldn't care too much. You are looking at roughly 70W of heat which is a small video card.
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CCFL backlighting. If it's a problem just return it. In fact, unless you have a reason to have a wide gamut monitor I would return it or trade someone for a different monitor.
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CCFL backlighting. If it's a problem just return it. In fact, unless you have a reason to have a wide gamut monitor I would return it or trade someone for a different monitor.

I know its from the CCFL im just worried on how hot it would run in the summers. Its not that i need Wide gamut its that i want 1440p and dont want to take a risk with the Korean monitors. So if you can think of a nice IPS (1440p) monitor that has the same color depth by all means let me know.
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I know its from the CCFL im just worried on how hot it would run in the summers. Its not that i need Wide gamut its that i want 1440p and dont want to take a risk with the Korean monitors. So if you can think of a nice IPS (1440p) monitor that has the same color depth by all means let me know.

There are the Samsung S-PLS based monitors, like Samsung's 27" and the ASUS PB278Q. I'm not sure why you need 10-bit color depth. What are you using the monitor for?

Edit: The PLS monitors are 8-bit IIRC. But they're good alternatives in lieu of the Korean IPSes
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There are the Samsung S-PLS based monitors, like Samsung's 27" and the ASUS PB278Q. I'm not sure why you need 10-bit color depth. What are you using the monitor for?

Movies, Games, Internet, looking at photos. Since I got it for 550 shipped Im not sure if any thing else out there will be better for the same price
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Well, unless you're editing raw photos I'd say you probably won't need the 10-bit color depth. Normally, at best, you might notice gradients are slightly smoother if you're looking to spot the difference but without a pipeline that fully supports 10-bit you won't really notice it. By that I mean everything from the hardware to the application has to support 10-bit. There's also the matter of wide gamut misrepresenting colors unless calibrated, unless you use the sRGB emulation preset. If you don't have any problems it's fine, but if you mind the heat then maybe you should try to trade it for a PB278Q or one of the Samsung PLS monitors.
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The Dell U2713HM is LED backlit. I used a Dell 2408WFP before and the heat on that thing was ridiculous. Using the LED backlit U2412M I get little to no heat out the monitor. I was in the market for a 27 and saw the U2711 on clearance, but not wanting to deal with any heat and not needing the wide gamut, etc of the 10bit panel, I went with the U2713HM instead.
 
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