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30" LCDs ?

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Is there any decent ones for PC gaming I can get here in Aus?

 

Searched for past 2 days and found significant problems with all of them.

 

Is there any low input lag / non wide-gamut 30 inch LCD's around?

 

What do you guys with killer rigs use??

 

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I think there are only a couple of models of 30"ers available, and they're all pretty expensive. You might be better off going for a 27 or 28" model, as they're not much smaller, and a helluva lot cheaper.

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Most of us use 24". To use a 30" you need a really good graphics card and a large bank account.

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yeah that seems to be general reply to all 30' threads.

 

so why are there so many places sold out of 4870x2's and gtx 295's.. overkill for 1920x1200... I don't get it..

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I don't believe there are signifigant problems with the dell 3008wfp. but I would'nt get it right now, its been out for a while and I'd think it will be replaced in the next 6 months or so. But i havent heard anything on its replacement yet.

 

I'm also on the lookout for an S-IPS / H-IPS display. sounds like the NEC 26" is the best, but the damn thing has been around for yonks. wish they would refresh these displays. TN models just arent good enough after you have used a VA/IPS display.

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I have a Dell 30" and I am very happy with it. Yeah its expensive but I believe its worth every cent I paid for it. Great frame rates and picture quality.

I mainly use it for gaming, Blueray DVD watching and Internet surfing.

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For a 30" you will need at least a 4870 X2 or better.

 

I'm assuming it's for gaming, if that is the case I'd rather go for a 24" - 28" rather, as they're still 1920 x 1200 and you could use something like a 4870 to run most games smoothly.

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30" have a nice half size res of 1280 * 800 which with a touch of AA would look fine if your GPU cant stand up to full res. The 24"ers don't really have this option. 960 * 600 (16:10)or 960 * 540 (16:9) is not exactly brilliant.

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As an owner of a 3008wfp with a 7600GT I can safely say I don't game (except for civ).

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Personally if I had a choice of a 24 inch or a 27/28 id go with the 24.

I dont like the idea of blowing up native screen resolutions.

 

So for me.. id only ever touch a 15, 20, 24 or a 30. and nothing in between.

Simply because they are the the only 4 with a native resolution at 1-1 scale.

Any other screen size is inferior to its above counterpart.

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love my 28" LCD and 4870X2

got the screen for $625 before they went up in price.

it was nice watching shirl creme his jeans every time he looked at it - poor bastard had to go home to (hate to say, but a 19" CRT!)

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So for me.. id only ever touch a 15, 20, 24 or a 30. and nothing in between.

Simply because they are the the only 4 with a native resolution at 1-1 scale.

Any other screen size is inferior to its above counterpart.

I don't understand. You're obviously not talking about the screen size ratios, so I'm confused as to what you mean by "1-1 scale"?

 

How is a 17" LCD inherently inferior to a 15"?

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i just got my 3008wfp, let me tell u, it gets hot, apparently it pulls about 100+ watts while running, i feel hot in the face after sitting infront of it for a while, dvd & Hd content are great, games are even better, tho im a bit scared of the power bill :-)

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