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So while I'm waiting for the next "skulltrail" motherboard to upgrade my rig, I figure I should take this chance to set my monitors up a little nicer.

I'm open to any suggestions, but I've basically narrowed it down to three choices which I think I like the most:

1) Triple 30" monitors - most likely my U3011 + 2x 3007wfp

2) Sell the U3011 and get a Nec PA301W, add another 2007FP vertically on the left side, and use that as my "work" setup. I'd still be gaming on a single 30" monitor, but it's one HELL of a monitor, and the LUT is writable so calibration is applied in games as well.

3) Find a way to shield my monitor area from EMF, sell all the LCDs, and go back to using triple GDM-FW900's. I currently have two in my possession, so I'd only have to buy one more.
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Have you tried out a 120hz monitor yet? If not I would test out a 120hz monitor and see if you otice the difference between 60hz and 120hz. Gaming at 120hz is unbelievable! Well for the people who actually do notice the difference.
    
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Have you tried out a 120hz monitor yet? If not I would test out a 120hz monitor and see if you otice the difference between 60hz and 120hz. Gaming at 120hz is unbelievable! Well for the people who actually do notice the difference.
That's actually why I was thinking about the CRTs...they're 160Hz capable

Well, one of the reasons at least.
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Well, I'm just a superfan of multi-monitor setups, and three 30" would be mind-blowing. I'd say go 1.

Then again, option 2 would mean that beautiful monitor of yours would go on sale.

Out of curiosity, what'd you mean by option 3, the EMF shielding?
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Man, I wish I had one of those Sony CRTs. I saw one a few years ago for a couple hundred. I shoulda jumped on it. I personally would get the 30" LCDs. I just recently switched my work computer from a Dell P1110 (21" 1600x1200@85Hz) CRT to an el-cheapo 1280x1024 17" LCD. And even though the Dell had way better picture quality and resolution, I love the extra desk space and don't miss the flickering of the CRT (Yes even at 85Hz).
   
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Why not? Unless you don't live up to your user name...
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My honest opinion: Go back to the triple FW900s. You have some very good CRTs there.. just laying in a box... unused..

Find a way to shield the room from interference and use them. I have no idea what you do on your computer, so I wouldn't know exactly what's the best option for YOU, but I'd take the CRTs.
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Well, I'm just a superfan of multi-monitor setups, and three 30" would be mind-blowing. I'd say go 1.

Then again, option 2 would mean that beautiful monitor of yours would go on sale.

Out of curiosity, what'd you mean by option 3, the EMF shielding?
Yeah I guess I should explain that last one...

My setup used to consist of three sony GDM-FW900 CRTs. But in my new apartment (well, not really new anymore) there's some sort of EMF interference in my computer room, which causes the image on CRTs to jiggle. That's actually the only reason I switched to LCDs in the first place. The reason I went directly to a 30" one is because I figured if I was going to give up the quality of these CRTs I should at least go for something with a higher resolution, so this way I at least gain SOMETHING.

So I sold off all my CRTs except one which was virtually unused, which is locked up in my basement in a sealed Anvil case. And a buddy of mine was selling his FW900 which he originally bought from me, and because he needed the money badly I bought it back from him to help him out and was going to resell it. But turning that CRT on again reminded me exactly how beautiful the picture is on it....for multimedia and gaming, it's even nicer than the U3011's.
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Man, I wish I had one of those Sony CRTs. I saw one a few years ago for a couple hundred. I shoulda jumped on it. I personally would get the 30" LCDs. I just recently switched my work computer from a Dell P1110 (21" 1600x1200@85Hz) CRT to an el-cheapo 1280x1024 17" LCD. And even though the Dell had way better picture quality and resolution, I love the extra desk space and don't miss the flickering of the CRT (Yes even at 85Hz).
Well desk space is the least of my concern. My desk is 72"x48" (or 6'x4', if that's easier to picture).

And hey, if I don't go with the CRTs I'll be putting one back up for sale

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Why not? Unless you don't live up to your user name...
lol I'm pretty sure any of these options classifies me as a maniac

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My honest opinion: Go back to the triple FW900s. You have some very good CRTs there.. just laying in a box... unused..

Find a way to shield the room from interference and use them. I have no idea what you do on your computer, so I wouldn't know exactly what's the best option for YOU, but I'd take the CRTs.
Well at this point it's going to be mostly gaming and photo editing. My "work" is now almost all on my tablet PC.

But yeah those CRTs are really tempting me too, I just have no idea where to begin with this EMF business.
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Well at this point it's going to be mostly gaming and photo editing. My "work" is now almost all on my tablet PC.

But yeah those CRTs are really tempting me too, I just have no idea where to begin with this EMF business.
1: That definitely calls for the CRTs, and not the 30" ones.

2: That's unfortunate. However, I think that it is definitely worth it to get the job done.
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