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Okay so the Asus monitor in my sig is dying... rapidly.
I want to go IPS, and I'm torn between a U3011, a ZR30W, or 3 U2410's
My budget is roughly $1400 which is being funded entirely by my tax return.
Are there any glaring reasons to go with any of the above? Also, are there any other better ideas out there that result in a similar budget? the U2410's are coming refurbished at like $300/pc... Anyways thanks in advance.
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Okay so the Asus monitor in my sig is dying... rapidly.
I want to go IPS, and I'm torn between a U3011, a ZR30W, or 3 U2410's
My budget is roughly $1400 which is being funded entirely by my tax return.
Are there any glaring reasons to go with any of the above? Also, are there any other better ideas out there that result in a similar budget? the U2410's are coming refurbished at like $300/pc... Anyways thanks in advance.
Xaero
Personally I'd go with the 3x U2410's if you have the GPU for it (You seem to). The U3011 is nice and big, but you'll get more space with the U2410's, not to mention that setup will look like win! But if you want better frames for gaming, or would rather stick to one monitor (Your preference, really) the U3011 would likely be best, and it looks amazing!
     
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If the panels are going to be exclusive to your pc, and you dont plan to hook up your xbox, ps3, blueray etc. I would recomend getting the 3007wfp-hc. It is an older model, but I feel a much better value than the u3011 right now (as long as you dont need the extra inputs). You can basically get two 3007wfp-hc's for the price of a single u3011. If your going to be using it for gaming make sure you get that specific model because it has the least input lag of the 3007wfp, 3007wfp-hc, 3008wfp, u3011.
    
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I decided on the 3 U2410's, they were rev a02 which I hear were the better of that model, and I was able to speak to the seller and settle on an $800 price tag for the 3 of them, which I feel is a steal. Thank you both for the advice
    
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$800 for 3 of them.. seriously?

how much for a 4th and I'll throw in. maybe get a bigger discount?
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I decided on the 3 U2410's, they were rev a02 which I hear were the better of that model, and I was able to speak to the seller and settle on an $800 price tag for the 3 of them, which I feel is a steal. Thank you both for the advice
GRATZ!!! Make sure you update everyone and let us know what you think once you get them.

Just curious did you get them off someone locally or a retailer? Are they new or lightly used?

Either way, score!
    
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They are indeed refurbs; Those ones on Ebay for $299 are refurbished by dell but are being resold by another individual - not the Dell ebay store.
I'll let you know how these turn out, although initially I will only be able to utilize one - my desk is rather.. lacking, but that is soon to change when I move
    
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