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post #1 of 9
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Hey guys, I have a U3011 right now and want to add a 3007WFP-HC for more space. How much would it matter if my monitors aren't the same?

I plan on playing some games in double (like dragon age maybe) and most games on just a single screen (SC2, mostly), and I will calibrate both with a Spyder3.
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post #2 of 9
It just depends on the contrast and colors. Yes, the monitors will work, but they might look off from one another, and if the bezels around them are different thicknesses that might be a bit annoying
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post #3 of 9
it wont matter but keep in mind playing games with dual monitors is dumb because the dead center of the creen is cut in half. You want to play on either one monitor or three. unless ofc the bezel is so small there is virtually no gap but I doubt this.
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post #4 of 9
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Working my way toward 3x 30"

So I'd game on just the U3011 until I can get a 3rd monitor. Which is okay since I play SC2 most anyways.

I'm thinking about sticking within the Ultrasharp line. So 3007, 3008, or 3011 panels only. Should be fine in terms of bezel thickness, screen size, and color/contrast right?
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post #5 of 9
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bump?
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post #6 of 9
whoa,you are a great gamer,so many monitors
post #7 of 9
I've got a 23 and a 19 here. Doesn't bother me one bit, even though my old Acer monitor the colors are washed out pretty good. If you plan to actually game on 3 monitors eventually, and you're just building yourself up to that point....then you should buy identical monitors.
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post #8 of 9
if you calibrate with a spyder 3, you have to be careful that the backlights are perfectly the same output with each other (spyder's software can do this).
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks for all the help guys! reps inbound!
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