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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by erocker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. LagunaX

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    Looks good offhand; I definitely wouldn't spend more than $340 as it stands today, tempered glass or not. I love the bright and crisp IQ on my 27" iMac at work but my place no good for glossy, as I said.

    And I am not sure about the adapter now that you mention it though I haven't seen any Americans saying they needed one separate.
     
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    You sure e? My old Catleap had a round power jack.
     
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    But it had a power brick right? Just need the cord that plugs into that. I had a good quality one plugged into my old 24" that I just plugged into the power brick supplied with the monitor.

    http://sdrv.ms/Z7iITy
     
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    Ah, yeah, then any PSU/monitor cable would work.
     
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    ok this is probably a stupid question but here goes anyways ok i got and LG 27EA63V-P 27" IPS monitor about week and a half ago. well i was messing around in my nvidia setting to set costume restorations and messing about with the hz. getting to the point is i can run in at 2560x1440 at 70hz will running this mess up my monitor or bring its life span down also? in other words will it hurt my monitor to running at those settings.

    *edit my monitor standard setting is 1920x1080 @ 60hz
     
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    seeing as the monitor only has a 1920 x 1080 panel it serves no purpose to run it at 2650 x 1440 unless you want less FPS from your games without better details.

    it is probably not good for the monitor either, so i would run it at 1920 x 1080.
     
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    Wow didn't know about that Damn, So are these other's truly x1440?
     
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    He was replying to someone with a 1080p 27" monitor, the ones mentioned in the thread are 1440p

    Changing the resolution to 1440p won't magically give you more pixels, your just displaying 1440p over 1080 pixels.

    To the previous comment about less FPS without better details this isn't true it will give you more detail in games and less jagged edges etc though you are right it does hit your FPS.
     
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    i have ran game at 2560x1440 on this monitor looks just to see what it would look like and how much a frame hit i would take not really that noticeable drop, and thats probably because im playing swtor and some older games. better lookin seem to be more crisp then 1920x1080
     
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    I use to do the same a while back you should be able to run 3k resolution though your probably just as better applying some AA as that's all you are doing in effect.
     
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    Just keep in mind that running an LCD outside it's recommended resolution will look very bad compared to if you were running a larger screen at the proper res.
     
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    nice site, i looked for it for the 27" but i stayed for the rest of their product xD

    thanks
     
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    My QNIX from hulustar is in great shape. A bit of backlight bleed on bottom middle but does not trail too high up (like some) and zero dead or stuck pixels.
     
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    Yeah it is a good price...but that is an unfamiliar seller from the 'usual suspects' that I've seen lately (dream-seller, hulustar, bigclothcraft, green-sum, excellentcastle) and the feedback is relatively low (anything below 99 should be a red flag...although perhaps not a giant and bright red one).

    That could be a great one to get too though...it's all kind of a crap shoot but the vast majority from the sellers listed above have been in great shape so far including mine. And I got it in 2 days.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/130868312541?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    Edit: Didn't notice erocker knew the name before I posted...but it really doesn't change my take much.
     
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    Found a guy selling his used Shimian IPS for 275 shipped CONUS. No dead or stuck pixels as far as he can see. Should I pull the trigger?
     
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    Thanks man. I'm taking a shot now and i really hope i won't regret it! It should come here by monday. I'll try taking some pictures for anyone that's interested. :rockout:
     
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    Redcap is known on otherboards. They were one of the main sellers for the 27" panels when the Yamakasi and Shimian hit the net.
     
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    Finally went through with it and ordered a Shimian from Red Cap. Decided against the cheaper PLS as a lot of people who overclocked them on OCN are complaining of burn-in. 96 or 120Hz refresh rate sounds nice, but not if it's sacrificing long-term picture quality. When I buy a monitor I plan to use it for at least a few years(going on five with my current monitor), so having 60Hz but gorgeous picture works for me. Also, my TV is IPS and the colors still blow me away after having it for 5 months.
    Suffice it to say I'm very excited! It'll also be nice to be able to stress these 7970s outside of benches and stress tests. GRID 2 is going to be incredible on this monitor!:D
     
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    So my monitor has been shipped today through Fedex and i received this email;

    Did anyone experience the same thing or is it just me?
     
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    Red Cap?
     

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