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    Ok, the moment is here.

    I ordered a second monitor!


    I made space in my room, monday I will have a new desk.


    Currently I have a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M

    But NOW I ordered a: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm

    Nearly the same size and ALSO IPS panel.


    I did the right thing by buying IPS panel right?

    Anyway, I have a HD7870 in my pc, it has left: A HDMI slot, a Displayport slot x2.

    Should I use DP or should I use a DVI-HDMI converter?

    Because you see, the new monitor doesn't have a HDMI slot.

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    while it's not exactly going to make a difference on 1920x1080, DP is cooler than HDMI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    while it's not exactly going to make a difference on 1920x1080, DP is cooler than HDMI
    How so? They are almost the same right?

    ---------- Post added 2012-12-20 at 03:28 AM ----------

    DAMN it, found out my card has 2 MINI DP cables...damn it..

    Well I will cancel the order and get a new monitor...with HDMI prefferably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    How so? They are almost the same right?
    they are both digital connections that send data in packets, but thats about it, when you get into the details, DP is better than HDMI, which makes sense considering that HDMI is meant for AV equipment and TVs, DP is meant as the replacement for DVI on computers, however we aren't quite there yet, currently neither is better than the other, but that will change once we get 4k/8k monitors, as well as monitors that support DP daisychaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    they are both digital connections that send data in packets, but thats about it, when you get into the details, DP is better than HDMI, which makes sense considering that HDMI is meant for AV equipment and TVs, DP is meant as the replacement for DVI on computers, however we aren't quite there yet, currently neither is better than the other, but that will change once we get 4k/8k monitors, as well as monitors that support DP daisychaining
    4/8 K monitors? o.0 Ho, ho, the consumersmarket isn't there yet.

    Anyway, I bought a LG IPS237L which has HDMI. I hope it is a good choice too!

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    I used an eyefinity 5970 with 3x DP monitors when they first came out. It sucked as the monitors would not turn on if the computer was on and the monitor was off. To get the monitors to work I would have to pull the DP port from the back of the video card and insert it again. Bought nVidia surround with exactly the same monitors using DVI, never had an issue. Won't be going DP until it's WELL matured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagd View Post
    I used an eyefinity 5970 with 3x DP monitors when they first came out. It sucked as the monitors would not turn on if the computer was on and the monitor was off. To get the monitors to work I would have to pull the DP port from the back of the video card and insert it again. Bought nVidia surround with exactly the same monitors using DVI, never had an issue. Won't be going DP until it's WELL matured.
    Well, I bought a HDMI one. Hope LG is reliable.

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    I am a bit curious as to why you went and changed choise of monitor instead of just getting a DP cable? You can get mDP to DP cables for like 10€ or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booteh View Post
    I am a bit curious as to why you went and changed choise of monitor instead of just getting a DP cable? You can get mDP to DP cables for like 10€ or less.
    Well, I have a HDMI cable lying around here unused.

    Better make use of it.

    Switched to a Samsung btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booteh View Post
    I am a bit curious as to why you went and changed choise of monitor instead of just getting a DP cable? You can get mDP to DP cables for like 10€ or less.
    Me neither, seems a little whimsical... The U2312HM is one of the best price/performance screens at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Well, I have a HDMI cable lying around here unused.

    Better make use of it.

    Switched to a Samsung btw.
    You base your decision because of a cable you have lying arround? D: *mind=blown*

    PS: Use a more meaningful title next time. Like: "Advice on purchase new screen". Yes i'm nitpicking again *shades fall onto face*
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    Just because okay?

    I don't mind at all.

    Anyways, I went for an LCD an honestly don't care.

    Tomorrow it is coming in, and in about an hour get a new desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Anyways, I went for an LCD an honestly don't care.
    I'm going to be blunt here, and don't take this the wrong way.. But if you don't care about it, why should we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    I'm going to be blunt here, and don't take this the wrong way.. But if you don't care about it, why should we?
    You do know I meant: I don't care if it is not IPS. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    You do know I meant: I don't care if it is not IPS. :P
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPS_panel

    LCD does not imply it's not IPS. Did you perhaps meant you bought a TN, or a CCFL instead of LED?

    more nitpickery: Technically the U2312HM is e-IPS.
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