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Which 30" monitor should I buy?

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September 17, 2009 6:18:02 AM

Hey all! Besides blowing up my motherboard for the new build, everything is pretty much ok. Well, except for my POS wireless Belkin router... Anyways, I'm debating getting a 30" monitor for my new system and I need help. I have no clue which monitor to get. The only place I've looked so far is Newegg and they have 3 to choose from.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does anybody recommend one of these or should I look elsewhere? My current video card is a BFG GTX 275 with 896MB of RAM. If I decide to run at max resolution do I need to upgrade my video card situation as well? I mostly play WoW and L4D at the moment. I'm not even 100% sure I can run these monitors with my current video card setup. I'll mostly be using the monitor for web browsing, watching anime/movies, and gaming (in no particular order). Thanks again everyone! :hello: 

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September 17, 2009 6:29:52 AM

The LG has a 5ms response time versus the 12ms response time of the others. Some people claim they can tell the difference.

The NEC is definately in a different price range than the other 2 and is probably worth eliminating on just that basis.

Finally, have you considered this Dell 30":
UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC 30-inch WideScreen Flat Panel Monitor - $1079
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...

The Dell is slightly cheaper than the others listed, but at the price points you are talking about, I'm not sure that the difference should matter too much.

Finally, have you considered going out to a Best Buy (or similar) store near you and eyeballing these screens? For this much money on a screen, you might want to take a look at them first.


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September 19, 2009 11:09:28 PM

He only said he wanted a 30"...He didn't mention buying it for the 2560x1600. -_-;

Anyways I like that LG the most.
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September 19, 2009 11:26:19 PM

you can get 3 monitosr set up 22 inches for like 500 bucks, then get a 5xxx series card and then use the drivers to get 1 large resolution image, still cheaper than one 30 inch monitor.

bigger and better, owned all the solutions posted before me.
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September 20, 2009 3:02:29 AM

Grab the 3007WFP-HC if you don't want the DP or connectivity, If you do want those than grab a 3008WFP which is $400-$600 more IIRC.
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September 20, 2009 6:37:00 AM

my vote goes to either the NEC or dell 3008WFP these 2 are the best in this price range
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