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If you know you can use a U3011 and have the funds to buy it, buy it
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
Is this 25% off directly from Dell if so what code are you using?
6K??XB90HMJXBX

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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
IMO a $1200 IPS panel is a waste if all you are going to do with it is browsing and some game playing on it. Heck skip the 3d and buy 4 non 120Hz monitors if you want some serious screen real estate.
That's kind of what I was thinking. I was even afraid that because of the larger resolution in FPS games, everything would be super small and I'd have to squint to see enemies and whatnot.

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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
No stop don't do it . . . *weak stopping attempt* It's a great monitor, but a waste for just gaming.

I guess it depends on what you want to do with your monitor. For $1200 you could get 3 TN panel monitors, a 3d Vision kit, and do some serious 3D surround gaming.

The thing with that scenario is I would have two problems. Well three. First, I'd have to buy another GTX 570 (which I assume you considered in the $1200 price). However I have a PCI sound card in the slot just below the other PCIE slot, so it would probably run really hot with no ventilation spacing. Second, I just bought an AXP cooler for my 570 so I couldn't do SLI right now. Third, while I've never seen a tri setup in person, I'm pretty OCD and I know for a fact that the bezels would bother me.

I would love to love a tri setup, but I just don't think I would.
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Just. *******. Buy. It.
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Thanks was hoping I can use it for the 23/24 IPS....didn't work but I had to try.

Can't really comment on if you should get it but 30" is rather large if you have use for it than get it.
I rather have 2x smaller IPS monitors for my 3dsmax/photoshop needs when I can afford it.
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post #16 of 61
Purchase it if you are not satisfied with your 42 inch TV, and you can afford it. Make sure you paid car bills, school fees first.

If you got some disposable cash, i don't see why not.
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Thanks was hoping I can use it for the 23/24 IPS....didn't work but I had to try.

Can't really comment on if you should get it but 30" is rather large if you have use for it than get it.
I rather have 2x smaller IPS monitors for my 3dsmax/photoshop needs when I can afford it.
There is one for the U2711 though.

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/241343
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Isn't the HP 30" better?

Dell 30" has an OSD.... it's circuitry cause input lag.
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That's kind of what I was thinking. I was even afraid that because of the larger resolution in FPS games, everything would be super small and I'd have to squint to see enemies and whatnot.




The thing with that scenario is I would have two problems. Well three. First, I'd have to buy another GTX 570 (which I assume you considered in the $1200 price). However I have a PCI sound card in the slot just below the other PCIE slot, so it would probably run really hot with no ventilation spacing. Second, I just bought an AXP cooler for my 570 so I couldn't do SLI right now. Third, while I've never seen a tri setup in person, I'm pretty OCD and I know for a fact that the bezels would bother me.

I would love to love a tri setup, but I just don't think I would.
I see your issue now. What games do you plan on playing? At 30inch with a single 570 you will be dipping down in FPS with a single card with the newer games out there.
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If you have the cash then go for it, I'm pretty much in the same position and currently looking for a 30". I can save up to $900 after returning the SB combo and sell my U2410 so I'm just $200-$300 shy away from getting the U3011. I still consider other options since if I can save then why not, it's a great monitor and sure it's hard to justify dropping a grand on it but you get what you pay for. I just got a 42" TV as well but I'm sure there's nothing like gaming on a 30", I would take a 30" over any TV any day if I hook it up to my PC. And don't worry about the expiration date, you can always talk to a Dell rep and ask him to honor the price with the discount even days or week later. I had lot of good experience in that just like how I got my U2410 for a pretty good price.
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