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Old 07-12-11, 01:05 PM
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Yeah totally Tom, I currently have a 24" and two 17", but the 24" samsung has blown, and the two 17" are going to my folks place. So I was gonna for these two, any comments would be appreciated:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=1120&subcat=

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=1120&subcat=

(Maybe not from this site though)

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Old 07-12-11, 02:12 PM
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The U3011 is a fantastic monitor mate. I have an IPS Panel monitor my self and I am really impressed with the quality. With a white background the screen may appear kind of "sparkly" (for lack of a better word), which you might or might not find annoying. I personally don't mind it as it is only ever apparent on a white background.

Also, the screen will be super bright at anything above 30 and even then it is still pretty bright. At a brightness setting of 30, the brightness level of my U2410 is greater than my older monitor's 100% brightness setting, lol. Heat wise at 30% brightness it is not at all hot to touch and I've not used the Monitor at a higher brightness setting because I've heard that it (along with the other Dell Ultrasharp Monitors) gets pretty toasty (because of the CFL lamp used).
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Old 07-12-11, 03:12 PM
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Great stuff, thanks for that, its quite expensive at around £1300, but I figured it would be a good long term investment if I am using it for work purposes. Also I found it on ebay (new) for around £900, which is a lot better

How about Ilyama, never had one of those monitors, are they any good?

It's a shame that I can only do two monitors on one gtx580, dont have enough cash for two gtx580's

And I though I could wait a while with this setup and then upgrade to the new nvidia chipset next year and add a third monitor in the near future.

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Old 07-12-11, 03:28 PM
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Great stuff, thanks for that, its quite expensive at around £1300, but I figured it would be a good long term investment if I am using it for work purposes. Also I found it on ebay (new) for around £900, which is a lot better

How about Ilyama, never had one of those monitors, are they any good?

It's a shame that I can only do two monitors on one gtx580, dont have enough cash for two gtx580's

And I though I could wait a while with this setup and then upgrade to the new nvidia chipset next year and add a third monitor in the near future.

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Tom uses an Ilyama, so they must be pretty good. I've not used one myself but I have heard good things about them.

£900 is a very good deal mate.
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Old 07-12-11, 11:31 PM
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What's your budget on this build?
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Old 08-12-11, 08:44 AM
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Well for the parts I was looking at around £1200-1500 (as I already have the PSU, sound card and data HDDw ith all my work on them)

The monitors are a seperate purchase (long story)

Why what were you thinking Great Scott?
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Old 08-12-11, 02:54 PM
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Personally, unless you are planning to use all the features on that motherboard, that motherboard is very expensive. How about something like this? http://www.ebuyer.com/290066-msi-x79...-x79a-gd65-8d-

or http://www.ebuyer.com/291431-asus-sa...sabertooth-x79

I am not very knowledgeable, but the price on that motherboard is absurd personally. With the money you save (bit less than 200) you could buy a third party cooler, or even watercooling (just throwing out ideas)
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Old 08-12-11, 03:43 PM
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The reason I'm going for that mobo, was because in my previous two PC builds I always ended up getting a mobo that was either the first of that particular chipset or I cheaped out, and then I would get issues later on down the line.

This time I thought I'd go for a new chipset, but that Asus mobo range has been around for a while and it's tried and tested, and the features are there if I need them. Most of the overclocking ones I'll be utilising anyway.

BTW, does anyone know if this cooler will suffice to cool the Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 that I've listed in my first post:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...57&subcat=1395

Thanks again guys and gals for all your help

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Old 08-12-11, 08:25 PM
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Go for a Noctua-D14? Not sure how good the H80 is.

If you are happy with the mobo, I am aswell
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Old 08-12-11, 08:29 PM
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The reason I'm going for that mobo, was because in my previous two PC builds I always ended up getting a mobo that was either the first of that particular chipset or I cheaped out, and then I would get issues later on down the line.

This time I thought I'd go for a new chipset, but that Asus mobo range has been around for a while and it's tried and tested, and the features are there if I need them. Most of the overclocking ones I'll be utilising anyway.

BTW, does anyone know if this cooler will suffice to cool the Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 that I've listed in my first post:

http://www.overclock...=57&subcat=1395

Thanks again guys and gals for all your help

Arvind!
I also got an expensive mobo........... but wish i didn't now, i know you want a reliable one but for example the asus sabertooth is also known to be a very good line of boards (actually for the p67 chipset it was one of the greatest for the money competing with all the high end mobo) personally just look at the slot layout, and make sure u get something that u can add on to.

As for the cooler, please don't get that. if you're looking for something in around that price look at the phantecs cooler, or the nzxt havik, or the nh-d14 or silver arrow. If you can spend more (like with the money u can potentionally save from the mobo) get watercooling, it will help you OC it will make ur rig look better, it'll be quieter

((i just order my wc loop, just waiting for it to arrive ))
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