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post #11 of 18
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wut. Why would anyone care about 3D? Isn't 3D just a huge gimmick? Who in the world would game on 3D (except maybe single player?). I play a competitive game, so no 3D. And I'd rather not pay extra for a sub-par monitor just because it does 3D.

Just from a quick google, it sounds like the u2412m is a higher quality monitor than that asus, but that was just a quick google, I don't know.

I am not aware if SC2 can do 1440p, I thought it would only max at 1080p. I'll ask around.

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post #12 of 18
I agree that 3D is ultimately pointless, but you never know if people are into that sort of thing. redface.gif However, the Dell is only 24 inches, so it depends how important screen size is to you.

In terms of aspect ratios, 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 are the two big 16:10 resolutions. Whereas 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 are the big 16:9 resolutions. If the game can play natively at 1080, I can pretty much guarantee you that it'll be able to up the ante and go to 2560x1440 without distorting playback whatsoever.
    
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post #13 of 18
Yea I'd go Asus, or LG

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236101 <--- Asus with a $20 rebate bringing it to $275 pretax

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005495 <--- LG

Both monitors extremely awesome. I've got two of the 24 inch Asus monitors and along with a very sleek and nice design the display is amazing as well. Good luck with your search friend! thumb.gif
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Asiqduah View Post

Yea I'd go Asus, or LG

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236101 <--- Asus with a $20 rebate bringing it to $275 pretax

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005495 <--- LG

Both monitors extremely awesome. I've got two of the 24 inch Asus monitors and along with a very sleek and nice design the display is amazing as well. Good luck with your search friend! thumb.gif

Interesting, so you recommend these for being 27", sub-$300 monitors? Like the Dell U2713HM or u2711 is like $500+. Are these monitors better than the U2412m? They can't be right, I mean u2412m is same price but like significantly smaller?
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I agree that 3D is ultimately pointless, but you never know if people are into that sort of thing. redface.gif However, the Dell is only 24 inches, so it depends how important screen size is to you.

I mean it's on a desk, why would I care much. 24" in my face is already pretty huge.
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The only reason I brought up screen size is because it seemed like you watched movies from your bed on occasion. It's probably not the primary use, but the screen size wont hurt (even in your face, at least in my opinion). Just about any monitor will beat a TV, especially when it comes to IPS. Did you feel the Vizio was too big when you used it as a monitor?
    
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oh no, sorry I wasn't clear, i was afraid someone would confuse that. I never watch movies from the bed on my monitor. I simply did for a few days, because I was in the process of moving, unpacking, my computer wasn't built yet (not all the parts had arrived yet nor was I in a hurry to put it together seeing as I have to paint an entire house). I simply set up the monitor at the end of the bed, to see how it looked, as my computer wouldn't be in commission for another month. It still isn't in commission yet.

Just to kinda see how good the monitor was, kind of thing. I absolutely never watch movies from the bed on it, it was a one time thing due to weird life scenario that won't happen again.

I've never, ever, used the Vizio as a monitor, but I know darn sure that it'd be wayyyyy too ridiculously big if I attempted to use it as a monitor. Even from the bed.

My monitor is on a desk, to a computer, that still isn't built. That's where it always is, and always will be. The large vizio is at the bed, hooked up to my GF's laptop, for us to watch stuff on.

Anyways, a U2312HM open box came in stock in microcenter tonight, and I snagged it (it was only 1, they havent had any open box in stock for over 3 weeks, and they haven't had normal u2312hm's in stock for over 3 weeks either, i dont know what in the world is going on with them, they even told me it was considered a 'priority item' meaning they always make sure to keep it stocked always and asap, oh, and this is all 3 microcenters in the DC area). It's at the microcenter that's like 20 minutes further north than the other one, but that isn't really a big deal to me seeing as all 3 of them are 3 hour drives from me...

On the bright side, I'm saving $6 (dunno why, this open box is $7 less than the open box i bought, sometimes their open box u2312hm's are $143, sometimes $149)! And, hopefully, they'll price protect my UD3H and I'll save an extra $15 due to the sale price it was on ($109 vs the 124 i paid).
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Haha, sweet. Hope you enjoy it without the dead pixel! thumb.gif

Very hard to beat a monitor like that for only $109.
    
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no, im getting a small refund on my z87x-ud3h via price protection. I paid 124 for it originally in bundle, but I showed them the email of it bein on sale at 109, so I got 15 back.

I exchanged my u2312hm with a dead pixel, for another open box one, at $143 (152 after tax, ugh blue states suck)
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Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
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Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
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Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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Haswell i7-4770K 4.8GHz@1.452v/1.97vRIN Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Older Gigabyte 7950 (H60 Mod) 2x4GB Gskill 2400CL11 Hynix CFRs 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128gb Corsair H110 w/4x 140mm Yate Loon High Blues W7 x64 Ultimate Yarrgh Matey Dell U2312HM Matte IPS 1080p 
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Sanyo DP19640 18.5" 768p KDS Rad-7xp 1024p CM Storm Quickfire Rapids Brown Rosewill Capstone 750 
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Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
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Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
Other
Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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