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Yep, but this time I'd like a warranty. I simply can't go back to an (build quality aside) inferior monitor. Plus, no other monitor has sweet, sweet Air Hores. :)
You will have to let us know what you get
 

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There's a heck of a deal for $299 shipped on ebay. "PERFCT PIXEL" ------ PC Bank 3 View PB2700 27" LED computer Monitor in-Speaker"

No dead pixels. The stand looks horrible, but I'd use my own stand. Prices seems to be getting better and better and I can live with my faint red line in my monitor for now. I have other things I need to purchase at the moment. :)
 
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I bought the PCBank for 325 :(

It's a great monitor but the stand is so wobbly xD I can live with it though
 
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I bought a catleap (Yamakasi) with Tempered Glass a few weeks ago. I love it so far, mine does NOT overclock. I have a 2nd 6970 on the way so that my framerates go back up. I also have a monitor stand on the way. The provided stand is bad, as in I fear for breaking my monitor if I am not cradling the display when I push the on button.

Keep in mind I am coming from a SP2309W with 2048x1152, with bad color accuracy so it did not take much to top it.

Can you post a photo packing this product from seller "accessorieswhole"
many ebay sellers do not pay attention to shipping packing
even on the OCN forum who purchased one of these cheap monitors
arrived in poor condition even destroyed :banghead:
It does not matter as long as the seller to give a 1 year warranty
but you have to pay $100 more for shipping back to seller
open tempered glass does not solve the problem
because the panel itself is also glossy
unless you buy and install anti glare http://www.radtech.us/products/clearcal-displays.aspx
Thats rough man, I bought my pane from Greensum on ebay, the packaging was a little beat up but my display was in great shape (I also got a warranty).
 
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They seem to do a lot of talking about input lag due to the scaler. Don't like input lag, use DVI-D, not the HDMI port.
Does that work? I thought it either had the scalier and the monitor uses it on all ports or you bought a monitor without.
 

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Does that work? I thought it either had the scalier and the monitor uses it on all ports or you bought a monitor without.
I know on the Yamakasi Q270's it works that way.
 
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I know on the Yamakasi Q270's it works that way.
Good to know, if I pick up a second I might get one with a scaler then. IF i ever game across two monitors I can't see it being in a shooter, so the input lag should not matter.
 
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I Bought the Catleap 3 weeks back, and it's been amazing ever since. Zero issues. Even got the Square Trade warranty just in case.
 
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I Bought the Catleap 3 weeks back, and it's been amazing ever since. Zero issues. Even got the Square Trade warranty just in case.
I got the same warranty, overclocking failed very hard even at 70hz, took some fiddling to get it up again but the attempted oc caused no damage.
 
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This is my current monitor.
http://store.vizio.com/vm230xvt.html
Actually a tv. It has a great picture. But I have never seen anything better to compare it with.

So how much of an upgrade would one of these be? The specs say much better. I am slightly worried about the refresh rate. I have never had anything faster or slower than 5ms.

Comparing specs
27in vs 23 in
25560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080
80,000:1 DCR vs 20,000 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1.07 Billion Colors Vs 16.7 Million Colors
6-6.5ms Vs 5ms Response time
178/178 vs 160/150 degrees (horizontal/vertical)
350 vs 300 brightness
60 vs 60 refresh rate
108.79 ppi vs 98.78 ppi
.2331 vs .2652 dot pitch
 
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Well, you'd gain in monitor size of course and resolution altogether is something that will leave you breathless, I assure.
When I jumped from 1920x1200 to 2560x1600 I literally got stunned by the resolution alone and the IPS panel is wow, I was on a SPVA so the colours were good but let me tell you, if you switch from a TN to IPS you'll love it.
 
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Well, you'd gain in monitor size of course and resolution altogether is something that will leave you breathless, I assure.
When I jumped from 1920x1200 to 2560x1600 I literally got stunned by the resolution alone and the IPS panel is wow, I was on a SPVA so the colours were good but let me tell you, if you switch from a TN to IPS you'll love it.
Well ya 27>23. That bit on being stunned on resolution is kinda why I want one in the first place.
Also 1.07 Billion > 16.7 million. Is that even noticeable?
 

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Well ya 27>23. That bit on being stunned on resolution is kinda why I want one in the first place.
Also 1.07 Billion > 16.7 million. Is that even noticeable?
Yes. Believe me, once you have the two side by side you'll realize what you're missing. I had a very nice Samsung 24" 1920x1200 monitor and this Catleap makes it look bad.
 
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27in vs 23 in
25560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080
80,000:1 DCR vs 20,000 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1.07 Billion Colors Vs 16.7 Million Colors
6-6.5ms Vs 5ms Response time
178/178 vs 160/150 degrees (horizontal/vertical)
350 vs 300 brightness
60 vs 60 refresh rate
108.79 ppi vs 98.78 ppi
.2331 vs .2652 dot pitch
I'm not sure you can go wrong. I will say with a single 6950 flashed to 6970 my gaming felt a little sluggish, I am hoping the second 6970 will fix that.
 
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Yes. Believe me, once you have the two side by side you'll realize what you're missing. I had a very nice Samsung 24" 1920x1200 monitor and this Catleap makes it look bad.
I think have moved from maybe I will, to will. Two of these is over budget and could not fit on my desk as is. If I got two I would want a third and then next thing I know I have spent $1000. Either 1 or 3 for me.

I'm not sure you can go wrong. I will say with a single 6950 flashed to 6970 my gaming felt a little sluggish, I am hoping the second 6970 will fix that.
Not to mention I want to upgrade my gpu also. I am looking at 7970 or 670. The bitcoin miner in me wants 7970 and the gamer wants the 670. My ears want the asus 670 top.

I plan to get all this over the summer some time.
 
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Wait, people still do bitcoins? :confused:
 
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yea I guess, but I lost interest in it after paying off my computer with it lmao

profits are as big as before :p

a second 6970 helps a lot at this resolution... as long as you have the 2GB versions on both cards
 
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a second 6970 helps a lot at this resolution... as long as you have the 2GB versions on both cards
Good to hear, its a 6970 Flex Edition (2Gb) on the way and I have a 6950 2Gb flashed to 6970 with Icy Vision cooler.
 
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yep, great stuff

I kinda regret not going for GTX 670 instead of 2x 6970s though... price diff is only 50$ more for the 670 :(
 
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yep, great stuff

I kinda regret not going for GTX 670 instead of 2x 6970s though... price diff is only 50$ more for the 670 :(
I am having the EXACT same thoughts after seeing the Asus 670 review. But I have had one of my 6970's for a while now, the $200 investment was the smart investment.
 
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yea I bought 2x 6950 unlocked for 350$ :/

I might try to resell my cards with no loss, we'll see
 
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Wait, people still do bitcoins? :confused:
Oh wow yes. A lot of people are starting to move to fgpa's though. Price of a bitcoin is $5 right now. The bitcoin community grows every day.
 
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