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I want to get a 30" for my SLI 580's and gaming, because there is no point in two 580's pushing ONLY 2 million pixels, over 4 million is more like it

However, based off some rough ruler measurements I am not sure I can live with the insane height that comes with these 30". To clarify, 30" is not necessarily what I am after, it is the 2560x1600, even 2560x1440 is smaller than I think I would like.

I'm wondering if those of you who have 30" monitors can take some reference photos for me, say holding a motherboard or hard drive next to the monitor from a slight distance, or anything that is uniform in size really. I'd like to just get a gauge of size.

Also, how far do you keep the monitor from you? I find when gaming with my 21.5" u2211h I keep it exactly lined up with the edge of my desk...essentially in my face. I have horrible vision which is corrected to near 20/20 with contacts, so that may be why.
Obviously this will not be possible with a 30" unless I want to throw my neck out.
When keeping the monitor at an appropriate distance to minimize head movement, does this affect the readability of text on say forums or web pages? Keep in mind, I have slightly worse vision than you even with my contacts.


Lastly, down to the details. Which 30" has the least input lag, and will perform the best for gaming. No point in torturing my 580 sli with 4 million pixels ( ) if I'm going to have the other aspects of the monitor be shotty for gaming.
I really like my ultrasharp now, but hear the HP ZR30 what ever has less input lag? Could this be from the OSD of the Dell slightly minimizing the monitors processing power?

Lots of questions here, hoping to get some good input on these topics regarding 2560x1600 30" and gaming.
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I like to use this for the sort of thing you're describing.
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go w/ the HP it is newer tech, you can always find a 3007 wfp-hc on the used market for cheap...but you have to make sure it's good as refurb units or new units are hard to come by and even harder w/ warranty

I sit approximately 3 feet away from mine...

old pic of 4x20 + 30



and my current setup, and the far left is a 20" for reference

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I like to use this for the sort of thing you're describing.
Interesting, good concept but that tiny picture doesn't do me much good
http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_com...1-vs-u2211h-1-
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Why not cut out a piece of cardboard with the monitor dimensions and just tape it to your existing monitor? I do all my fab mock ups with AutoCAD and then cardboard before I actually started building/buying.

With regards to monitor reviews/input lag:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

Excellent resource for objective monitor measurements and reviews.
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Originally Posted by yang88she View Post
go w/ the HP it is newer tech, you can always find a 3007 wfp-hc on the used market for cheap...but you have to make sure it's good as refurb units or new units are hard to come by and even harder w/ warranty

I sit approximately 3 feet away from mine...

old pic of 4x20 + 30

[IMG]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1687/setup2010.jpg[/IMG

and my current setup, and the far left is a 20" for reference

[IMG]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/3874/imag0500q.jpg[/IMG


Great looking setup! Pix like this is just what I am looking for.


So it seems, for a perspective on height, I can turn my u2211h to portrait (?) and that will be about the height of a 30"?

I misread the measurements on Dell.com wrong, I was looking at fully raised height, and then comparing by starting at the edge of my screen. When I use the fully compressed measurement (how I run my monitor) and use the starting point of the DESK not monitor, it doesn't seem that bad at all.

Try starting from the bottom edge of your screen and measuring up 22.5" and that is what I was expecting

I'm 100% on going 30" now, so my main question becomes one of performance for gaming.

Yang, you say go with the HP because it's newer tech? I thought the u3011 just came out a month or two ago?

Do you game on yours?
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Why not cut out a piece of cardboard with the monitor dimensions and just tape it to your existing monitor? I do all my fab mock ups with AutoCAD and then cardboard before I actually started building/buying.

With regards to monitor reviews/input lag:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

Excellent resource for objective monitor measurements and reviews.
I had that exact idea, I just have yet to find the cardboard to do so. What I think I'll do is cut the cardboard to size, then cut out the size of my monitor inside so I can keep using my monitor and still have a reference of what I'll be dealing with. As compared to a comparison that lasts as long as I hold the cardboard there.

I'll read that review when I get back from the Gym.
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Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
Why not cut out a piece of cardboard with the monitor dimensions and just tape it to your existing monitor? I do all my fab mock ups with AutoCAD and then cardboard before I actually started building/buying.

With regards to monitor reviews/input lag:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

Excellent resource for objective monitor measurements and reviews.
Wow, that is a fantastic source. They kind of rag on the U2410 a bit though. They should probably update that review with the newer revisions.

They also rate the 2709W ahead of the U2711...
Edited by Booty Warrior - 3/7/11 at 9:07pm
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I believe the newer Dell's have higher input lag due to a built in scaler, that's why the 3007 wfp-hc is sought after so much b/c of it's low input lag

there is a hp vs dell u3011 on anandtech.com and the hp came out on top

also users like vega, and I believe other users have nothing but praise for it.

if I didn't already have my current setup, then I would go w/ hp (plus you can go portrait mode w/ out having to buy to aftermarket stands, which is what myself/ebolamonkey use)
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Wow, that is a fantastic source. They kind of rag on the U2410 a bit though. They should probably update that review with the newer revisions.

They also rate the 2709W ahead of the U2711...
Going to read this link now.

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I believe the newer Dell's have higher input lag due to a built in scaler, that's why the 3007 wfp-hc is sought after so much b/c of it's low input lag

there is a hp vs dell u3011 on anandtech.com and the hp came out on top

also users like vega, and I believe other users have nothing but praise for it.

if I didn't already have my current setup, then I would go w/ hp (plus you can go portrait mode w/ out having to buy to aftermarket stands, which is what myself/ebolamonkey use)

Ah, they do have a built in scaler?

I think I saw the anand review, it's just the review of the u3011 right? Read it earlier, well parts of it. Was short on time. Saw the conclusion where he said the HP was slightly faster and had a little better color.

Praise for the Dell or HP?

Interesting, seems like the HP will suit my gaming needs better. Bummer because I can get the Dell brand new for about ~$800 direct. That may be a very swaying factor here...
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