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Dell U2711 vs that new LG 27" monitor OCNewb/dblock got

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  • 35% (5)
    New IPS LG 27" that OCNewb/dblock/etc.. just got
  • 64% (9)
    Dell U2711
  • 0% (0)
    neitha!
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post #1 of 15
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Several questions! Answer any and all and win cookies

A) Can my current GPU support max settings on every game (like it can now)
at that 2560x1440 res (Dell). If not, what would I need to add to do that?

B) Which one would you choose and why?

c) Are there any stores in Canada that deal DELL monitors or will I have to order direct?

D) Is it better than my current monitor for gaming beauty? (I do FPS/RPG/everything).

Current: Samsung Syncmaster BX2440
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post #2 of 15
How is there even a contest? The U2711 is superior, by far. Oh, and both are going to be heads and shoulders above your current monitor.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
How is there even a contest? The U2711 is superior, by far. Oh, and both are going to be heads and shoulders above your current monitor.
in terms of value per dollar

and whether I need a few gfx card to max games on the dell vs lg
Edited by Tralala - 4/22/11 at 7:23am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
in terms of value per dollar
and whether I need a few gfx card to max games on the dell vs lg
I'm in process of saving money for U2711 (should've bought one already, but had some unforeseen expenses this month), and from everything I read on the subject it seems Dell's resolution will bring a solid performance hit compared to 1920x1080/1200.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomalak View Post
I'm in process of saving money for U2711 (should've bought one already, but had some unforeseen expenses this month), and from everything I read on the subject it seems Dell's resolution will bring a solid performance hit compared to 1920x1080/1200.
I know, it seems like it might be a huge cost
to get the monitor, then have to get another 6950 to crossfire
to run the same settings I run now

I would even be happier with being able to see all the gradients
in color from the top to bottom range (which I can't do on my current
monitor)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
I know, it seems like it might be a huge cost
to get the monitor, then have to get another 6950 to crossfire
to run the same settings I run now

I would even be happier with being able to see all the gradients
in color from the top to bottom range (which I can't do on my current
monitor)
Well I also considered going to a 27 inch 1920x1080 LCD, but I'm just not sure if its worth it, since its barely bigger then my current monitor, and actually has a slightly lower resolution.

Granted, viewing angles and colors will be better if I go for one of these new LG ones, but I'm still not sure if its worth it, even if it might save me almost half the money.

The worst thing is, I don't even know anyone (in RL) who has a U2711, so I can't even try it out, to check the input lag and AG coating myself.
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post #8 of 15
A) Your current card cannot run every games maxed at 2560x1440. To do that, you will need to add another HD6950 to do CF.

B) I would choose LG E2770V-BF. The main reason is it has a higher bang-for-buck factor.
Of course, if money is not an issue, go for the Dell U2711 (higher price) and then grab another HD6950 (another expenditure). Then, you will need to consider better cooling for the 2 cards.
Additionally, since gaming is your main activity, accurate colour reproduction should not worry you much.

D) You will go from 24'' to 27''. IMHO, this is a good noticeable upgrade.
post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomalak View Post
Well I also considered going to a 27 inch 1920x1080 LCD, but I'm just not sure if its worth it, since its barely bigger then my current monitor, and actually has a slightly lower resolution.

Granted, viewing angles and colors will be better if I go for one of these new LG ones, but I'm still not sure if its worth it, even if it might save me almost half the money.

The worst thing is, I don't even know anyone (in RL) who has a U2711, so I can't even try it out, to check the input lag and AG coating myself.
I know but its also important that the colour quality is better,
right now i go to calibrate my samsung and i cant see the uppermost gradients at all unless i get rid of the black gradients

i just want a monitor that does my rig justice ;p
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
I know but its also important that the colour quality is better,
right now i go to calibrate my samsung and i cant see the uppermost gradients at all unless i get rid of the black gradients

i just want a monitor that does my rig justice ;p
Well Ocnewb seems happy about the one he's got, so if you're worried about the performance hit, and additional costs, perhaps you should also get one of those.

Plus, your current monitor is also 16:9 (right?) so you won't even have to get used to another aspect ratio/resolution.
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