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Hey guys, new to OC.net and just wondering if it would be worth it to purchase one of these monitors locally? Guy is selling it for $400 and it is in perfect condition with 0 dead pixels. I would be using it primarily for gaming. Thanks in advance for any help!
post #2 of 6
Remember that buying a monitor (especially a Dell) and you'll be stuck with it for 10+ years. Don't skimp because you'll be looking at it a lot, especially if you like your computer.

Few things about this monitor:
It's not an variant of an IPS panel; it's a TFT panel. Lots of people nowadays only go with IPS panels because of their great looks. That said, TFT panels still look good.
It's 30 inches. That's huge! Make sure you really know what a 2560x1600 30" panel will look like. More than likely it will tower over any of your other monitors. Placing on your desk could even be an issue at this size.

Balance the pros/cons that you think exist in this situation and act accordingly. I personally think 30" is too big for my daily use so I went with a 24" Dell IPS panel that I absolutely love (and it's still huge on my desk!).

Best of luck!

EDIT:
Here's a review by cnet.com: http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-3007wfp/4505-3174_7-31645040.html for some more details about this particular monitor. Note that it was released in 2006, which seems fairly "old."
Edited by zachdoescompute - 5/13/13 at 3:30pm
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Yeah, the age is my biggest concern.
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Avoid.

It's a wide gamut monitor=inaccurate and over saturated colors in games, it lacks color settings and 30" CCFL back-lit displays are infamous for having tinting issues (each side tinted a different color: yellow/green/pink). All matte 30" CCFL back-lit models also use very grainy matte coatings and have poor black levels /contrast, especially the older models.

Put your 400$ towards a matte overclockable X-Star or Qnix from ebay and buy a 50$ 3 year square trade warranty

http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star

This is a macro shot which shows how different coatings affect the clarity of pixels. The 3020MDP uses the same coating as all 30" CCFL back-lit monitors

http://www.overclockers.ru/images/lab/2013/05/02/1/23_kristaleffect_big.jpg

Notice how much clearer the Qnix QX2710 looks compared to the CrossOver 3020MDP.
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My opinion from having one: Avoid

The Good: very well built, very heavy, nice stand, very strudy
Colors looked good to me, a bit on the warm side for my preference
Amazing gaming and every day exp.
good for movies, pictures, and production work
Most sturdy and well built stand i've ever seen on a monitor
Built in USB ports

The Bad:
No screen OSD, you get power, and dim, brightness, what you see is what you get.
Very Heavy Anti-Glare, causes blurry picture
Very heavy, you will need a sturdy desk
Monitor gets very hot
Monitor is very dim, even on its brightest setting, it was still too dim for my tatse if the lights were on in the room, the celing lights easily over-powered the monitor
CFC bubls produce an un-even backlighting
its old, monitor was released in 2006, so life expectancy is on its downhill side

I ended up trading mine for a korean 27" monitor, which I love so much more than the dell, despite the slightly smaller resolution,
Edited by Jixr - 5/13/13 at 4:31pm
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Thanks for the help guys, decided to buy a new korean IPS monitor instead!
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