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Displays Triple Screen gaming or Dell U2711 and 2560 x 1440 cheescake?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thetrashcanman, 18 Oct 2011.

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Which monitor setup?

  1. 2 x LG IPS

    12.0%
  2. Dell U2711

    40.0%
  3. Dell U3011

    52.0%
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  1. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Ok Which one to go for? at the moment I've got one of LG's IPS panel's, and its very lovely, a reasonable degree better than my old TN panelled Samsung P250H, but now I have a full time job I'm a desperately wanting to spend money to make my gaming expiernce that little bit more enjoyable, also more real-estate to work with when just generally using the computer would also be good, so what should I do?

    Option 1: get two more LG IPS monitors for total of 3 screens, or

    Option 2: Get a Dell U2711, or I could go completely mad and get a U3011?

    So what would you pick? As I haven't the foggiest what to do D: Nice dilemma to have though I suppose.
     
  2. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    I'd say go full on 2560 x 1600 if you can. I personally like 1920 x 1200 but if you enjoy larger resolutions you might as well go as big as you can with the U3011 :).

    I don't think you can game on dual monitors, so the largest possible resolution on a single monitor or three 24 inch screens would be best.
     
  3. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Get the u27 and sell the lg to me. Bingo!
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    My friend, look at the rest of your spec. Does it say 'sane' or 'normal' to you? No, it says crazy OTT, so really you need 3 x 30" to do it justice...
     
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  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Get the U2711, unless you need the added vertical res of the 30inch beast. Triple monitor gaming is good but not all games support it well enough.

    The once you've bought that, give your old LG to bdigital for free :D Then everyone's happy...ish lol
     
  6. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    haha, you are so right my friend, maybe 3 x 30" is the only answer, I think I might be needing a bigger desk :p

    and bobby, if I decide to get either the U2711 or U3011, then you can by all means have the LG panel
     
  7. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Ah, I missed your computer specs in your sig. Bloody_Pete has a very good point. 3 x 30 inchers would be the minimum you should be aiming for :).
     
  8. TheKrumpet

    TheKrumpet Once more, into the breach!

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    I'm not entirely convinced of multi-monitor gaming tbh, not without bezelless (sp?) displays, so I'd go for a single high-resolution screen.

    And ofc, it's gotta be the 30"

    Can't vote though, too new :(.
     
  9. hughwi

    hughwi Minimodder

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    the real question is... how have you put together the rig in your sig without a full time job? hehe
     
  10. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    ^^Rich parents/Bank job :p.
     
  11. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    haha, the majority of it was me saving very hard and a mixture of money from 21st birthday, then grandually changing/upgrading things as I've gone along, and Luckly now I do have a full time job, so I can go completely berserk :D
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I'm hoping I can get a paid placement next year so I can do exactly that!!!!
     
  13. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Hahaha, awesome dude. How hot do your cards run (second and third)?
     
  14. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    The rig you see in my sig is because of a paid placement :). What you studying at uni?
     
  15. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i was like that last year..... 4-bay NAS, best router around, monitor, gtx580, 16GB RAM, and iPad 2.

    but have now realised earning money != unlimited money for monthly upgrades.

    so get U2711. :thumb:
     
  16. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Awesome cheers matey. Drop me line if you ever replace it.



    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  17. Bloody_Pete

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    Robotics...
     
  18. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Nice :). If you have any questions regarding Placements, feel free to PM me :).
     
  19. Bloody_Pete

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    Cheers buddy :)
     
  20. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Modder

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    Go for the U3011; if you get U2711 you'll love but regret it like me. Knowing it's great but always wishing you'd just got the extra 3"!
     

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