A&P Best monitor for the money

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  1. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    What is the best monitor out there for the money?
    I'm looking to upgrade my desktop unit and Apple does not seem to want to cooperate like others do on prices of LCD/PLASMA screens.

    Any input?

    Perhaps on this as well - Is the Mac Pro worth the money? I do other work aside from my photography stuff on the side that it could be useful for, and I could write some of it off on taxes. But - I have no experience with them other than hearing people tell me they are like god. I priced one out at 3 fucking G's.
     
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    Doesn't the 2407 have better color reproduction or something like that?
     
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    I have 2 Dell Ultra something or anothers on my Mac Pro and I love them.
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I just can't see the major benefit in having a tower that expensive. How were you able to justify it?
     
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    Well, my main point was to be able to keep it and use it for years to come. most of your Macs don't have room for growth, while the Mac Pro has the capability of having up to 32 gigs of RAM in it. That in itself is worth the price... and the dual quad core xeons are an added bonus.

    I priced a similar machine from Dell's large business division w/ the (almost) same features, and it came out $1000 more than what I paid for my Mac Pro.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    That looks like a good deal if you're in to the Macs. Or, alternatively, if you spec a PC with those parts you can have ~$800 left for a nice monitor.
     
  11. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    So I have decided on a dual quad core Mac Pro. I'll end up spending around 4k on the machine alone. So that leaves me with a choice for monitors.

    Now I am still weighing my options for a good monitor.
    I currently have a 20" Dell FPS(?)2005, and can easily get another for under $200 and run duals. I'm not sure about the color accuracy though as I will be using this for photos and other graphic work.

    or is it worth my while to get the Apple Cinema LED 24"?

    The one Legendr34 named seems nice. Is it possible to calibrate the Dell LCD's?
     
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    Honestly why?

    That's such a retarded amount of money to spend on a machine that could be built for much less.
     
  13. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Well - The alternative is to build a PC, i've already been there and i'm fed up with windows because it sucks cock and don't want to build a Hackintosh. My software is for Apple as well (CS4, etc)
    It would be a business depreciating asset on my taxes, and will last for a long time and have enough power to quench my thirst for years to come.

    Or is a dual quad core honestly overkill? I could go for the Qud core which is $800 less from the start. The website states the Quad core only supports up to 8GB memory though.

    Thoughts? I'm not opposed to honest debate.

    EDIT: Priced out a Quad Core
    • One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    • 8GB (4x2GB)
    • 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    • ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    • One 18x SuperDrive
    • Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
    • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n
    • AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Monitor)

      $3,298.00
    Now here is the Dual QC
    • Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    • 12GB (6x2GB)
    • 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    • ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    • One 18x SuperDrive
    • Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
    • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n
    • AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll
    $4,148.00

    Thoughts?
     
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  15. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I'm not sure what your implication is.

    I'm either being absurd because you think 8gb is enough or I answered my own question by limiting my memory potential.
     
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    You're obviously not very technologically inclined.

    :o
     
  17. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Well, while I can appreciate your condescension, I'd like to have someone add something of value to this thread with a bit of sincerity.
     
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    What exactly are you trying to achieve with this build? You're getting server grade CPUs and coupling it with a gaming video card.
     
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    i've come to expect that no matter how much money i spend on a system, in about 2 years i'll want to build an entirely new one. "leaving room for upgrades" seems an impossible task for more than a couple years.

    but, i've never even considered spending $3k-4k on a computer, so maybe i'm just short-sighted.

    in any case, if you're willing to spend so much money on your computer why not put your money on your display as well? read up on the difference among panel types and what their advantages/disadvantages are. everyone will have a different opinion on what to get. it would be kind of sad to get a cheap monitor to display the work of an awesome system, even if it's color calibrated.
     
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    Its does....i have the 2407 Rev 04 :bowdown:
     
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    haven't seen a calibrated one yet, but the apple LED ACD's are :bowdown:
     
  23. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    The new imacs can take 8 gigs of ram. Get one. You'll want to upgrade in a few years anyway. I think a mac pro is overkill for photo work.
     
  24. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I won't just be doing photo work. I don't want an iMac since I want to have a raid and fluid video editing capabilities.
     
  25. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Have you seen the price for 8gb of RAM for a new iMac? :rofl:
     

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