Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Dell 24" is it worth it?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Dell 24" is it worth it?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Alright guys I am looking at getting this monitor
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...tegory_id=4009
I need some input. It this a good monitor for the price? Are there any issues with it I should know about? Tell me what you think about it and if you have any other suggestions make them. Keep in mind with the suggestions that it needs to be from somewhere I can get financing.
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
I hear you can get killer deals at their refurb and resale site. Basically the same thing for half price, has a warrenty also. (Probably most of the refurbs are incompatibility or stupid userness anyways) If your work has a dell buyer person you can get an even better deal. I forget, but basically a friend of mine got something similar from the refurb section, and a discount because he had his friend at work order it.

Ok, here it is in their 'outlet' for a three hundred dollars less:

Quote:
Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand
24-inch, Wide Aspect (16:10), Active Matrix TFT, Midnight Gray, Up to 1920x1200 Pixels, 500 cd/m² Brightness, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, 15-Pin D-Sub / 24-Pin DVI-D / S-Video / Composite Video / Component Video / USB Connectors (Part # T6133)158$698.00
(note same part #)

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...&lob=MON&s=dfh

I definitely think you would be happy with that! You'll want to make sure you can go all DVI though. ( I hear it is stellar!)
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4400 P35 DS3R 8800GTS 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x SATA 80GB, 160GB Hitachi - 1x 120GB Samsung IDE DVDRW Fedora 7 and Windows XP ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
basic 520W Corsair Thermaltake VB1000WWS Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4400 P35 DS3R 8800GTS 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x SATA 80GB, 160GB Hitachi - 1x 120GB Samsung IDE DVDRW Fedora 7 and Windows XP ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
basic 520W Corsair Thermaltake VB1000WWS Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Love mine.
Elite
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
IBM PPC Triple core @ 3.2GHz Custom ATi Xenos 10MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB DVD ROM XBox 360 Dashboard Dell 24" 2405FPW 
PowerCase
Big Honkin One Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Elite
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
IBM PPC Triple core @ 3.2GHz Custom ATi Xenos 10MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB DVD ROM XBox 360 Dashboard Dell 24" 2405FPW 
PowerCase
Big Honkin One Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
You may want to get a new graphics card though.
:|
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Regular Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
:|
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Regular Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Bigger the better gaming experience *****.
LUCKY
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I5 3570 4890 1 TB WD Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407 Saitek Eclipse OCZ Powerstream 850 Custom (build log in sig) 
Mouse
MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
LUCKY
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I5 3570 4890 1 TB WD Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407 Saitek Eclipse OCZ Powerstream 850 Custom (build log in sig) 
Mouse
MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
how did you miss my post? http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...tor-rocks.html its a great monitor. a little bright, but that can easily be changed over either DVI or VGA. personally i like the DVI because it allows you to make changes from your computer, instead of from the monitor, so you can have different profiles for gaming and regular use. i think this is one of the best purchases ive ever made. my awesome computer finally seems, well... awesome! really, the monitor is how you experience your computer, so that should be the best part of your system. no regrets and feel like i have my own personal super computer. windows media center kicks ass on this thing.

this is a great monitor for the price, and you can use it with your xbox 360 or ps3 or whatever, and as an HDTV. id say that makes it a steal. its quick to switch inputs, and has picture in picture. much higher rez that any tv. what else can i say, you cant go wrong.

haha, i think what selectodude means is that you should get nVidia. you should be ok with what you have, but i bet youll be wanting more power. not worth upgrading till directx 10 cards are out tho.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2Q 8200 ASUS P5Q SE/R VisionTek 4850 512MB Corsair TwinX DDR2 1066 4gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 74.6 Raptor Windows 7 RC1, Windows Vista Sony 46V3000 + Dell 2405 Seasonic S12 500W 
CaseMouse
Antec Take 4 Rackmount Logitech Cordless Elite 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2Q 8200 ASUS P5Q SE/R VisionTek 4850 512MB Corsair TwinX DDR2 1066 4gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 74.6 Raptor Windows 7 RC1, Windows Vista Sony 46V3000 + Dell 2405 Seasonic S12 500W 
CaseMouse
Antec Take 4 Rackmount Logitech Cordless Elite 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
I think you should wait for 2-3 more months. Dell is releasing a new model... 2407FPW that should have more features and a lower response time and HDCP support.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Dell 24" is it worth it?