• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.09/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
Need and want are two different things. :p
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2009
Messages
5,909 (1.71/day)
Likes
3,504
Location
Cybertron aka Canada
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670
Storage Intel 520 60GB, Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 24" XL2420T
Case Corsair 550D
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser HD600, Audeze LCD-3F, Mytek Stereo 192 DSD, La Figaro 339, Burson HA-160, Geek Pulse X
Power Supply Corsair AX650
Mouse steelseries Sensei MLG edition
Keyboard Cooler Master QuickFire Pro
Software Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
you will need a NEC or Eizo monitor and ATI FirePro/GL card.
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.09/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
Oh poop, didn't think about the card :( Nvm lol
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2009
Messages
5,909 (1.71/day)
Likes
3,504
Location
Cybertron aka Canada
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 8GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670
Storage Intel 520 60GB, Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB
Display(s) BenQ 24" XL2420T
Case Corsair 550D
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser HD600, Audeze LCD-3F, Mytek Stereo 192 DSD, La Figaro 339, Burson HA-160, Geek Pulse X
Power Supply Corsair AX650
Mouse steelseries Sensei MLG edition
Keyboard Cooler Master QuickFire Pro
Software Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
hmm imagine that :eek:
 
Joined
Oct 21, 2009
Messages
189 (0.06/day)
Likes
6
Location
VT
Got mine last monday. It shipped really quickly and it powered right up when I was finally able to test it. It came with an adapter so that I could use the Type C cable but the adapter was crap. Used a spare PSU cable and everything is all good. Monitor looks great so far, minimal light bleed as far as I can tell. No dead/stuck pixels that I can see. The stand is absolute rubbish but it looks like I might have lucked out and received a monitor with speakers after buying one without speakers.

Overall It was well worth the $350 I spent from bigclothcraft. I plan on getting a VESA mount asap this summer but getting parts for my rig upgrade are taking precedence over that :p.
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (1.94/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Yeah if I wasn't going to Europe in a month I probably woulda bought one of these already. Been on 1200P for many years.
 
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
4,664 (1.23/day)
Likes
1,013
System Name Obelisc
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.8 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V
Cooling H110
Memory 16GB(4x4) @ 2400 MHz 9-11-11-31
Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
Storage 850 EVO 1TB, 2x 5TB Toshiba
Case T81
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply EVGA 850 T2 80+ TITANIUM
Software Win10 64bit
Is everybody still getting the catleap? My friend got the Crossover. Looks a bit better with a better stand.
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
9,044 (2.58/day)
Likes
1,459
Location
Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs, #2 in construction
Processor i7 3930k @ 3.6 GHz | Ryzen 1700
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty pro | AsRock x370
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 | Wraith Cooler
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) DDR3 2133Mhz | can't afford DDR4 yet lol
Video Card(s) GTX 970 incoming | RX 560 2gb
Storage Bunch of SSDs (HDDs coming eventually)
Display(s) Korean 1440p | Dell refurb 19"
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800 | some ATX case
Audio Device(s) AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W | none yet
SO I finally got to test my screen for like 5 seconds. My father accidentally knocked it over and it fell, on it's back thankfully, but it was quite a drop from my desk. No damage was done, everything seems to work and as far as I could tell in the couple minutes I got to test it there were no dead pixels or dust. The stand is OK after you play with it, the fact that it turn upwards is cool, but of no real use. 1280x720 works, so it seems it does have a pixel doubler, but I can't make my ps3 work on 720p :( Oh well.

I can't wait to play with it some more next time I go back to my house (2~3weeks)

I got the PCBANK PB2700 btw
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (1.94/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
^ Christ. Lay off the whiskey dad!
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
9,044 (2.58/day)
Likes
1,459
Location
Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs, #2 in construction
Processor i7 3930k @ 3.6 GHz | Ryzen 1700
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty pro | AsRock x370
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 | Wraith Cooler
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) DDR3 2133Mhz | can't afford DDR4 yet lol
Video Card(s) GTX 970 incoming | RX 560 2gb
Storage Bunch of SSDs (HDDs coming eventually)
Display(s) Korean 1440p | Dell refurb 19"
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800 | some ATX case
Audio Device(s) AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W | none yet
He was actually cleaning my room for no apparently reason, so I'm not mad :p
 
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
491 (0.14/day)
Likes
9
Location
ireland
Processor amd phenom 2 x4 955 @3.8
Motherboard asus m4n68t v2
Cooling tx2 cooler
Memory kingston hyperx blu 1600mhz
Video Card(s) gtx460
Storage 300gb+320gb+500gb
Display(s) targa 19"
Case black
Audio Device(s) audigy 2
Power Supply 700 watt generic brand
Software win 7 64bit
so how much do these monitors work out at after import tax and vat to uk?
i would really like to get one 19" targa monitor is pretty outdated now..
if all i was paying was £220 -230 i would have already got one but something tells me id be getting stuck with a bill for around £280 -300 :/
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
404 (0.08/day)
Likes
252
Location
New Taipei City, Taiwan
so how much do these monitors work out at after import tax and vat to uk?
i would really like to get one 19" targa monitor is pretty outdated now..
if all i was paying was £220 -230 i would have already got one but something tells me id be getting stuck with a bill for around £280 -300 :/
Big chance it won't be taxed at all because of the lower value declared on the CI.
 
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
491 (0.14/day)
Likes
9
Location
ireland
Processor amd phenom 2 x4 955 @3.8
Motherboard asus m4n68t v2
Cooling tx2 cooler
Memory kingston hyperx blu 1600mhz
Video Card(s) gtx460
Storage 300gb+320gb+500gb
Display(s) targa 19"
Case black
Audio Device(s) audigy 2
Power Supply 700 watt generic brand
Software win 7 64bit
what do you mean ci? well that sounds great so i would be paying vat on top of that so it would be about £270 :/ still a good deal just out of my price range
 

Phusius

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
1,316 (0.56/day)
Likes
369
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.5
Motherboard Asus Z68 Deluxe
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7950 @ 1200/1475 @ 1175v
Display(s) Dell 23" 2ms
Case Carbide 500r
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG
I bought mine off dcsamsungmall here to the U.S. ordered on friday was here on Monday. $348.99 free ship no tax. xD

tempered glass no speakers, I love it. the colors are so beautiful with the 6500k ICC profile.
 
Joined
Jan 9, 2010
Messages
481 (0.15/day)
Likes
117
Location
Kansas
System Name Late 2013 rMBP 13'' w/ 250 GB SSD
Display(s) Dell P2416D @ 2560x1440 & Dell U2211H @ 1920x1080
Audio Device(s) NuForce uDAC-2 w/ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 & Sennheiser HD595
Mouse Logitech G400 @ 1600 DPI
Keyboard Razr Black Widow
Software OS X
I've been keeping an eye on the Catleap threads across HardOCP, Overclock.net, and TPU... I finally decided to make the purchase. I'm willing to take a bit of a gamble, if you want to call it that, lol.

I ordered last night at 4 AM Central Time from dcsamsungmall and just got my FedEx tracking number. FedEx says delivery by 4-23, I hope it gets here sooner !
 
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
4,664 (1.23/day)
Likes
1,013
System Name Obelisc
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.8 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V
Cooling H110
Memory 16GB(4x4) @ 2400 MHz 9-11-11-31
Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
Storage 850 EVO 1TB, 2x 5TB Toshiba
Case T81
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply EVGA 850 T2 80+ TITANIUM
Software Win10 64bit
My friend just got his Crossover. No dead or stuck pixels, just a slight unevenness. He came down 8 notches from max brightness and applied the profile for blue tinting, though it was nearly perfect already. Interestingly the difference between 2xMSAA and 8x was very visible on a fence in Dirt 3. Wasn't expecting that at this res. Have to say the Crossover is by far the best looking of these monitors, better (external) build quality than any of the name brand 1440p displays.
 
Joined
Jan 9, 2010
Messages
481 (0.15/day)
Likes
117
Location
Kansas
System Name Late 2013 rMBP 13'' w/ 250 GB SSD
Display(s) Dell P2416D @ 2560x1440 & Dell U2211H @ 1920x1080
Audio Device(s) NuForce uDAC-2 w/ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 & Sennheiser HD595
Mouse Logitech G400 @ 1600 DPI
Keyboard Razr Black Widow
Software OS X
I got my Catleap today (2 days from South Korea to Kansas via FedEx - dcsamsungmall was the seller). FedEx missed delivery at 1:45 PM today but I was able to get them to come back and try a second deliver. I was amazed, they were back at my door within an hour with the Catleap. I called their customer support and was able to talk to someone right away - I had the option of driving to the nearest FedEx warehouse but they mentioned they could put in a request to try delivery again today. I was skeptical but they showed back up fast and it made my day.

I replaced the stock DVI cable with a different dual link DVI cable from a local PC shop today. I have one light green pixel that shows up only on a black screen. I've looked for dead pixels using UDPixel and can't seem to find any other than the light green one visible on a full black screen. Does this mean this pixel is a stuck pixel and not a dead pixel ?

I'm definitely going to replace the stand, probably with an Ergotron Neoflex.

Here's some photos of the Catleap - Looking at code in Notepad++ is great in this res :D I can't wait for some BF3 here later :rockout:



 
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Messages
10,241 (2.18/day)
Likes
2,107
Location
Granite Bay, CA
System Name Big Devil
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard ECS P67H2-A2
Cooling XSPC Rasa | Black Ice GT Stealth 240 | XSPC X2O 750 | 2x ACF12PWM | PrimoChill White 7/16"
Memory 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LP Arctic White 1600MHz CL9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 780 ACX SC
Storage Intel 520 Series 180GB + WD 1TB Blue
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2650x1600 IPS
Case Corsair 600T SE
Audio Device(s) Xonar Essence STX | Sennheisser PC350 "Hero" Modded | Corsair SP2500
Power Supply ABS SL 1050W (Enermax Revolution Rebadge)
Software Windows 8.1 x64 Pro w/ Media Center
Benchmark Scores Ducky Year of the Snake w/ Cherry MX Browns & Year of the Tiger PBT Keycaps | Razer Deathadder Black
That would be a stuck "bright" pixel. Some small business monitors qualify for a swap with that (like my HP ZR30w) and I actually have one stuck green pixel as well. Nearly impossible to notice unless you're looking at something dark in the area. I've been so barely bothered by it, that I haven't bothered calling HP since January when I got the screen.
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
9,044 (2.58/day)
Likes
1,459
Location
Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs, #2 in construction
Processor i7 3930k @ 3.6 GHz | Ryzen 1700
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty pro | AsRock x370
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 | Wraith Cooler
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) DDR3 2133Mhz | can't afford DDR4 yet lol
Video Card(s) GTX 970 incoming | RX 560 2gb
Storage Bunch of SSDs (HDDs coming eventually)
Display(s) Korean 1440p | Dell refurb 19"
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800 | some ATX case
Audio Device(s) AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W | none yet
You can always try the messaging etc, there are a few methods that can unstuck a pixel, google it. If it is near the middle of the screen I'd try to fix it, if not I would maybe only try the less risky methods
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (1.94/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Yeah stuck is preferable to dead. May be able to rectify.
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
9,044 (2.58/day)
Likes
1,459
Location
Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs, #2 in construction
Processor i7 3930k @ 3.6 GHz | Ryzen 1700
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty pro | AsRock x370
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 | Wraith Cooler
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) DDR3 2133Mhz | can't afford DDR4 yet lol
Video Card(s) GTX 970 incoming | RX 560 2gb
Storage Bunch of SSDs (HDDs coming eventually)
Display(s) Korean 1440p | Dell refurb 19"
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800 | some ATX case
Audio Device(s) AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W | none yet
BUT a stuck pixel is much more annoying then a dead one
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (1.94/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Well I'd say the degree to which that is true depends on where it is exactly and how you generally use your display. DanishDevil says he has "barely been bothered" by his.
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2009
Messages
9,044 (2.58/day)
Likes
1,459
Location
Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs, #2 in construction
Processor i7 3930k @ 3.6 GHz | Ryzen 1700
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty pro | AsRock x370
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 | Wraith Cooler
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) DDR3 2133Mhz | can't afford DDR4 yet lol
Video Card(s) GTX 970 incoming | RX 560 2gb
Storage Bunch of SSDs (HDDs coming eventually)
Display(s) Korean 1440p | Dell refurb 19"
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800 | some ATX case
Audio Device(s) AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W | none yet
I think that stuck pixel is always more annoying as it stands out more. A dead pixel can blend in with the darker colors no problem, a stuck Green pixel will only blend in in green/white

1 pixel in 2560x1440 won't bother many people really, whether stuck or dead
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (1.94/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Agreed.
 
Top