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im about to buy the dell u3011. this is basically _the_ monitor right? i have the money and ready to spend it and from what i've heard this is the one to get. i do gaming and video editing. the one thing that has me thinking is that it's only 60hz refresh rate and i'm not sure if that's a big deal or not or if i should just go ahead and buy it
Just to reassure you all lcd monitors of this resoulution are 60Hz, it's limited by the cable bandwidth right now. If you want 120Hz, you have to shrink your resolution. Personally I'd rather go big at 60Hz, than small at 120Hz, but some others disagree. You can't really go wrong with the u3011 at that price.

Congrats on the purchase, mine arrives monday! Personally I'm not bothering with an extended warranty plan. Most things fail within a year or after 5 years in my experience. I had a friend who advised to put all the money you would have spent on warranties into a savings account. After a while you'll have enough money to replace whatever breaks when it breaks. Companies make profit off those warranties, why give them more money than you have to.
     
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The 3 year total care warranty doesn't look to bad. Especially for something that big and expensive. The 4 and 5 year warranty just seems a tad silly to me though.
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Excellent monitor. Only cons would be the heat the panel generates, and the fact that to game at 2560x1600 with eyecandy you'll be needing some serious hardware. SLI becomes a must for most games, and with SLI comes increased heat, power draw, etc. It's annoying.
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I'm planning on getting some kind of custom cooling setup for the monitor. In the past I've used just a normal fan small table fan and propped it to blow air across the hottest part of the monitor (usually the back side towards the top) to help keep it cool.
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I'm planning on getting some kind of custom cooling setup for the monitor. In the past I've used just a normal fan small table fan and propped it to blow air across the hottest part of the monitor (usually the back side towards the top) to help keep it cool.
Cooling the monitor? There's no need to. It will not do anything positive.

SLI + good GPU cooling would be good to have with 4 megapixels tho.

EDIT: Tho I see you already have SLI
Edited by De-Zant - 4/7/11 at 11:25am
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The monitor doesn't need cooling, but if you have a system producing a lot of heat already combined with that monitor, your room will heat up quick.
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