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Hi i have purchased my gtx 580, and ordering a second one next month and i think im ready to order this bad boy, is this monitor good for gaming or is it a waste of money??
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Yes.

If I wasn't such a wuss, I'd pull the trigger on one right now as they went back on sale again.


Good quality video, not on a Dell though

Shows a Dell
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I've got a 2407WFP-HC, I bought it with the extended warranty which bumped it to 5 years, and I have 740.00 invested.

24" 1920X1080 res

EDIT:

And I wouldn't get the 30" simply because 24" is big enough, at those resolutions and newer games being released it will be harder to get more fps on that res.
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If you look though, he's gonna have GTX 580 in SLI, which will probably handle anything he wants on that 30"
    
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I've got a 2407WFP-HC, I bought it with the extended warranty which bumped it to 5 years, and I have 740.00 invested.

24" 1920X1080 res

EDIT:

And I wouldn't get the 30" simply because 24" is big enough, at those resolutions and newer games being released it will be harder to get more fps on that res.
huh?

I do not have exp with the u3011, but I have a 3007wfp-hc and I can say 30" is great for gaming. I would never go back to 1080p or even 1200p. I have a single gtx 470 and run sc2 with everything set to extreme with no problems. I dont really play any super intensive GPU games, but 2 580's in sli would be more than capable of running ANY game with great FPS.
    
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Idk maybe I just like insanse FPS rates lol.
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While I think I'm going to order one when I get home from work, and if 2x gtx oc'd 580s can't hand max graphics on 2560x1600 il put in a third one lol
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Originally Posted by x1x50Jayx1x View Post
I've got a 2407WFP-HC, I bought it with the extended warranty which bumped it to 5 years, and I have 740.00 invested.

24" 1920X1080 res

EDIT:

And I wouldn't get the 30" simply because 24" is big enough, at those resolutions and newer games being released it will be harder to get more fps on that res.
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Idk maybe I just like insanse FPS rates lol.
For one size don't matter its resolution , and only running 1920x1080, which is nothing, and your talking about how you like insane fps rates yet you have a hd5770?, buddy that card prolly couldn't run anything playable at 2560x1600, your comparing apples to oranges .. and btw I didn't mean to come off so rude but I had to say that
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Idk maybe I just like insanse FPS rates lol.
lol dont listen to this guy... he really doesnt know what he is talking about at all. if he is a real fps gamer, he wouldnt have a 2407wfp-hc... those actually have some of the worst input lag (34.3 ms), and really not gamer friendly at all because of awfull ghosting. source: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_2407wfp-hc.htm matched with an older gpu... GG.

@OP what games do you play? tri sli 580's would really be overkill if your not running multiple monitor setup.
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lol dont listen to this guy... he really doesnt know what he is talking about at all. if he is a real fps gamer, he wouldnt have a 2407wfp-hc... those actually have some of the worst input lag (34.3 ms), and really not gamer friendly at all because of awfull ghosting. source: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_2407wfp-hc.htm matched with an older gpu... GG.

@OP what games do you play? tri sli 580's would really be overkill if your not running multiple monitor setup.
All the latest games plus some old like crysis with all the aa up to 16x, but im planning to only have 2way sli, which i think is more then enough but if it isnt il grab i third one... i might not not even pick up a second one if evga will make a hydro copper 2 version of the gtx 595
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