Which 30" monitor should I buy? One last time, thanks!

Hey Guys! I still don't know which 30" monitor to get. I'm leaning towards the LG but I don't want to get suckered into the Neweggg reviews again. Let me know I'm making a sound decision here. I use my PC for about everything including: gaming, movie/anime viewing, web browsing, some office stuff, and that's about all I can think of at the moment. Here are some links:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176071

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002419

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=223-4890&cs=19&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39715&lid=1003769

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=222-7175

That's all the monitors I could find so far. Thanks again!

Oh and for what it's worth I'm using a BFG GTX 275 896 MB card. If you need all my specs let me know.
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  1. not worth it if ur using GTX275, but for wow or old dx9 games ull do just fine, maybe upgrade to 5870 sooner or later, when u need.

    otherwise the LG is best for gaming.
  2. rescawen said:
    not worth it if ur using GTX275, but for wow or old dx9 games ull do just fine, maybe upgrade to 5870 sooner or later, when u need.

    otherwise the LG is best for gaming.


    i would disagree about it not being worth it, you just won't be able to play at max res easily, but you can keep the monitor for quite a long time
  3. i would go with the lg one .while being a bit low on price , it does not compromise on panel quality or response time either .
  4. mindless728 said:
    i would disagree about it not being worth it, you just won't be able to play at max res easily, but you can keep the monitor for quite a long time


    yes , that's the best part indeed together with s-ips goodness .
  5. Say do I need any special cable, connector, or dongle to get the monitor at max resolution? I just hope I can get it with my GTX 275.
  6. Connectors should be the same, as long as your 275 can handle res which it should easily.
  7. the lg package contains a dvi cable , use it and no problemo with 275 . use spyder3 for color calibration after you buy it .
  8. cyberkuberiah said:
    the lg package contains a dvi cable , use it and no problemo with 275 . use spyder3 for color calibration after you buy it .



    So where does one get this spyder3 and how much does it cost? From what I've seen calibration software is expensive... = / What's the best calibration software out there?
  9. check out http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc.php : you dont need anything more than spyder3express . its not just software , a colorimeter device too . spyder is the best company for this . will cost 69$ as per website . do post back when u've bought this monitor !
  10. Why not a Samsung?
  11. I used HP at the office, modest performance and good price...never tried for intense 3d gaming though...write us back after you choose one of them and how it perform...good luck!
  12. Well I decided on the LG and should be getting it Monday!! I just hope I like it. I liked going from a 20" to a 25" Samsung LCD but the Samsung would have stuck pixels a lot. I would also like to see if the LG's response time is worth it and to see how well it'll play video.

    Now I just WISH I could get that calibration software cheaper if not free!! But I figure if you were to get the software and don't have the colorimeter device it wont be worth it. Am I right? Is this software easy to use? Still debating if I should get it since I was watching some vid on youtube on monitor calibration with some software and colorimeter but it didn't seem to make a big difference. Granted this youtube quality video so you really can't tell lol.
  13. Oh and do you guys think I can run Left 4 Dead 2 good? I'd like to go max settings if possible.
  14. Oh and if I can't run the game at max, what video card does everyone recommend? I see that ATI released some new cards recently but from what I was reading the performance wasn't as high as I was expecting. Should I wait till whenever Nvidia releases their new cards?
  15. A 5870 is ideal for a 30" monitor. Either that or dual 5850's. Or wait a few weeks/months til the 59XX series launches and get one of those.
  16. hyetech said:
    Oh and if I can't run the game at max, what video card does everyone recommend? I see that ATI released some new cards recently but from what I was reading the performance wasn't as high as I was expecting. Should I wait till whenever Nvidia releases their new cards?


    i would wait to look at every fermi series cards before shooting , 5800 will drop then , although not surely but definatily a bit because they are in short supply and overpriced now compared to their own price at launch .
  17. keeping the future in mind , you would need lots of video memory for textures at 2560x1600 , and by fermi's time , even ati will have more meory versions . by the way , 2560x1600 is more than the cream limit of crt's most of which maxed out at 2048x1536 . talk about desktop real estate .
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