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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Nov 2011 at 6:14pm
OK then you got it figured out, this is an ips monitor so image quality is great
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  Quote crawlins Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 10:48pm
Any suggestions for a 27" monitor for gaming for around $300 or so?
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  Quote Neens Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 7:18pm
DST you seem to be the monitor expert here so I'm directing this at you. I just ordered an ODE lvl 4 so it will be running 2 of the 7970's. My question is will that be enough to run a dell u3011 on high settings or should I go with a smaller lower res monitor?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 12:04pm
DST hasn't been around lately so I'll give it a go.
 
The ODE 4 will play just fine on the 30" Dell at it's native resolution of 2560x1600.
 
The cf 7970's replace the previous ODE 4 of tri-sli 570 1.2GB cards and have a similar performance according to Alex. 
 
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  Quote Neens Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 1:58pm
Thanks bprat. I noticed after I posted that he hasn't logged in for a month.
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  Quote wisepoiboi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2012 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by crawlins

Any suggestions for a 27" monitor for gaming for around $300 or so?


Hey if you didn't get a Screen yet i just got one from newegg, its on sale heres a link at the one i got
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103
I believe the sale ends on 3/8 so get it while you can.
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  Quote wkroll Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 1:38pm

Could someone help me;

Comp specs, I52500k Nvidia 560ti 8gig of ram.
 
Looking to buy one of these dell monitors,  biggest size my current vid card can handle.   Seems like everyone is recommending the UltraSharp Monitors? 
 
 
My current monitor is a DELL about 6 years old 1600 X 1200,  would it be worth upgrading?
 
Recommendations?
 
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 2:08pm
Hi wkroll,

You night get more help if you start your own thread. Sometimes an add on like this gets lost in all the post.

If you are operating at 1600 x 1200 then I think you will see a big inprovement in a new monitor. Especially if you go for one of the Dell Ultra Sharps. Take a look at the 2312HM. You can get it for less than $300 and has an IPS screen. 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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  Quote Doxiedad Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 2:07am
Now that I've got my Marauder LVL 3 I need a new monitor. After reading through this thread I'm leaning towards a Dell ultra sharp.

My current monitor is a Gateway 21" 1680x1050. My rig has a Radeon HD 7850. I'd like to step up to 1920x1080. I'm thinking the U2212HM or U2312HM will be a nice upgrade.

Would I be able to push WoW and Diablo 3 at max settings on either of those monitors?

Also are IPS monitors really worth the extra $$ over a regular monitor?Ld
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 7:47am
HI Doxiedad,

The 7850 is a pretty good GPU that exceeds the 560Ti and catches the 570 in some games. As long as you stay away from Crysis Warhead you will be good with your 7850. With some games you might have to turn down your AA settings to keep your FPS up.

I have never seen any TN monitor that has as good of a picture as an IPS monitor. If it is in your budget I would go for the 2312HM. If not, then go for the 2212HM and save a few bucks. An IPS monitor will have better color and detail. Both of the Dell monitors have 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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  Quote Doxiedad Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 8:10pm
Frank,
Thanks for the help. Are all IPS monitors the same or is there something that makes the Dell ones better? I found one locally and was wondering how it compared to the Ultrasharps. It's a LG IPS235V

Thanks.

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  Quote Doxiedad Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 11:53pm
Never mind the LG doesn't look like a good bet. So now it to decide between the 2212HM, 2312HM, or 2412M, or possibly the Asus VH242H?

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2012 at 6:03am
Doxiedad, all of these lower cost IPS monitors use the same LG screens. I have a NEC Multisync 23" and it uses the same LG screen as DELL. I am not sure who builds the Dell monitors. The difference between the lower cost IPS monitors are the electronics. I believe Dell sells the most of this monitors and has a history of good performance. Go to Amazon and Newegg and read the reviews of the different IPS monitors. You will find that some have more problems than others. Most complaints of IPS monitors are by people who do a lot of color work and have special requirements, not gamers.

I can't recommend any IPS monitor over others as buying a monitor is some what of a crap shoot. There is always a chance that any monitor might have some small problem. Judging from the good results that DS members have with the DELL, I think it is a good choice. But I don't think it is any better than my NEC.

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Can anyone give their thoughts on this monitor?

Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor
$399.99

  • Panel Size : 23" Widescreen
  • Aspect Ratio : Widescreen (16:9)
  • Panel Type : TN - Twisted Nematic
  • Optimal Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Contrast Ratio : 80000:1 (max)
  • Brightness : 400 cd/m2 (typical)
  • Response Time : 3ms (typical) (grey-to-grey)
  • Viewing Angle : 170°/ 160°
  • Color Support : 16.7 million colors
  • Color Gamut : 83.4%4
  • Refresh Rate : 120Hz (3D Capable)
  • Device Type : Widescreen Flat Panel Display
    • Video Connectivity : DVI x 1, HDMI x 1
    • Audio Connectivity : Yes; Audio In and Out (2.0)
    • USB Ports : Yes: 4 USB 2.0
    • User Input / Controls : Touch Capacitive OSD Buttons

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 12:30pm
Hi belaflek73,

I don't know anything about that monitor. If I was buying a 3D monitor then I would be looking at the Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Vision LCD Monitor. It is $40 cheaper on Amazon. We do have some 3D users on the forum and they would have a better idea than I do. I am not a fan of 3D.

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  Quote Onkel_Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 9:16am
Good thread. I need to upgrade my monitor some day and this thread is an informative read.
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Does anyone know of a good 23" or 24" monitor for $130 or less? maybe 5ms and less.
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  Quote jfox225 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2013 at 1:36pm
Originally posted by mw2freak1111

Does anyone know of a good 23" or 24" monitor for $130 or less? maybe 5ms and less.
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I picked up this one from some recommendations I've seen around here. $137 after rebate.
 
 
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Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the 30" Dell U3011 or U3014?
I am trying to decide which one to get and I know each have their pluses and minuses.
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A few of us bought U3014s, thread is here

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/forums/bought-dell-ultrasharp-u3014-update-pics-tidf19987/
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2013 at 5:17pm
Originally posted by haight12

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the 30" Dell U3011 or U3014?I am trying to decide which one to get and I know each have their pluses and minuses.




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  Quote Judist Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jan 2014 at 4:15pm
I have 3 BenQ XL2420TE monitors. Roughly $300 a pop and worth every penny.

144hz, 1ms, 1920x1080. The stands are solid, easy to adjust, full portrait support. No dead pixels on arrival. Linus' has a good review on Tube if your interested.

If you prefer 27" they offer the XL2720T @ roughly $450




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I have 3 BenQ XL2420TE monitors. Roughly $300 a pop and worth every penny.144hz, 1ms, 1920x1080. The stands are solid, easy to adjust, full portrait support. No dead pixels on arrival. Linus' has a good review on Tube if your interested.If you prefer 27" they offer the XL2720T @ roughly $450


Interesting to note, their newer version is about $377 on Amazon. Looks like they've caught on!

I read an article that states the ASUS competitor to this is cheap in America and expensive in Europe...and the BenQ is the other way around.

Since I just ordered a LVL4 ODE, I have been agonizing over monitors and these BenQ's are getting great ratings (like the ASUS ones that DS offers - VG248QE).
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Anybody seen, tried or ordered the 24 inch Asus Gsync? What do you think about it?
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Originally posted by DustyRH

Anybody seen, tried or ordered the 24 inch Asus Gsync? What do you think about it?


I own the VG248QE. It supports GSync but does not have it installed.

In fact, I just did a search and cannot find a GSync ASUS that is sold from the OEM...the only ones are those that were purchased by someone else (like DigitalStorm) and retrofitted with the G-Sync kit.

I don't see one for offer on the DS site yet. I have little doubt it will be soon though!
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See if this helps... Looks like a back order.
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By the way, while I have not seen one with my own eyes, I understand the technology they are pushing here. From what I have read it is legit and will likely be a very positive experience.

NVidia charges $200 for the DIY kit, so that's your base price point for upgrading a capable monitor. I suspect the price will come down as NVidia is able to convince some OEMs to integrate it into some monitors early on. However, let's face it, it's a niche product...so the price point makes sense and is likely to not drop a lot.
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