# 2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

#### digibucc

I can tell you that if you opt for the Catleap, you'll definitely want to replace the stand because the weak plastic material used for the base will not hold up over time.
Mine seems quite sturdy,but thanks for the heads up.

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#### Guitar

That's the monitor I bought and seller I used for a monitor for my father. I'll be getting another soon. I got it in three days after ordering. Faster than Newegg.
Nice. I might end up pulling the trigger tonight. If it is nice, might end up ordering two more.

#### Wrigleyvillain

##### PTFO or GTFO
Well, based on everything I've seen and heard so far, the only way it isn't going to be at least "nice" is if some really bad, weird shit happens.

So in other words, you will very likely soon be over a cool grand poorer.

#### manofthem

##### WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
My monitor seems to not work with any adapters: neither HDMI nor DVI MiniDP to DVI seems to work for me. Only works DVI straight. Is this normal?

#### Luke

My monitor seems to not work with any adapters: neither HDMI nor DVI MiniDP to DVI seems to work for me. Only works DVI straight. Is this normal?
The adapters need to be Dual Link DVI

I am currently using a HP Display port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter with a Catleap with no problems

#### manofthem

##### WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
The adapters need to be Dual Link DVI

I am currently using a HP Display port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter with a Catleap with no problems
Danke, I shall keep that in mind should I have the need in the future. I wonder at how many 7970's it would take to drive 3 of these monitors while maxing out intense games....most decidedly out of my budget

#### Rei86

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/category_s/1817.htm

Don't know if anyone has posted this link.
Don't know the deal about 120hz.net issues but looks like its gonna be quality. Ships to their warehouse in Cali, they check it for you for whatever version you purchase 120hz OC etc etc dead pixel, stuck pixel before they ship it too you. They'll also box in a box in a box like method to make sure it won't be damaged on its way to you.

Another great alt if you don't wanna purchase one on Ebay.

#### Guitar

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/category_s/1817.htm

Don't know if anyone has posted this link.
Don't know the deal about 120hz.net issues but looks like its gonna be quality. Ships to their warehouse in Cali, they check it for you for whatever version you purchase 120hz OC etc etc dead pixel, stuck pixel before they ship it too you. They'll also box in a box in a box like method to make sure it won't be damaged on its way to you.

Another great alt if you don't wanna purchase one on Ebay.
Where are you seeing these monitors as 120hz?

#### Rei86

Where are you seeing these monitors as 120hz?
http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_display_p/ot_x270oc.htm
http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_pixel_perfect_display_p/ot_x270oc_pp.htm

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/Overclock_Overview_s/1825.htm

overlord said:
The Tempest X270OC is a 27 inch 1440 IPS display that is similar in every respect to every other 27 inch 1440 IPS display out there - except in one important regard: The PCBs used. Our OC model is your standard display warrantied to run at a refresh rate of 60hz. However, the PCB design will allow users to push the refresh rate past the usual 65-67hz roadblock on up to 120hz (and beyond although diminishing returns kick in very quickly past 120hz.) Several factors come into play when attempting to reach the refresh rate of the Gods. First and foremost is your graphics card. Here the adage - "MOAR POWA!" - holds true. To get past 96hz you need some serious graphics processing power. In addition, you need as much copper between your monster graphics card and the display. We recommend going with a high quality 24AWG DVI cable (a version of which will be available on our website coincidentally around the time the first batch of OC models will roll out to customers in October. Weird timing we know.) The overclock process for those willing to hit a nice number like 96hz is pretty straightforward and hitting the 120hz mark on the nose can take some tweaking of your graphics card timings. Guides are available on the web and the best place to look is our sister site 120hz.net.
They warranty the OCed monitors for one full year which is more than that can be said for the other outfitters on Ebay. Might pick up the X270ME PP version as it has all the inputs I desire and I really don't care if my monitor is 120 or 60 atm.

#### Random Murderer

##### The Anti-Midas
Ok, finally have the money to go through with the purchase.
Has anybody purchased one of the Overlord monitors? Can't decide if I want a perfect pixel Shimian from dream-seller on eBay(thanks for the heads up, erocker!) or an Overlord perfect pixel. They're pretty close in price to each other(~$10), so it's basically a matter of whether I'll need to replace the stand or not on whichever monitor. Contrary to my previous statement, I don't really care if it has speakers or not. Any help would be appreciated. #### Phusius ##### New Member Ok, finally have the money to go through with the purchase. Has anybody purchased one of the Overlord monitors? Can't decide if I want a perfect pixel Shimian from dream-seller on eBay(thanks for the heads up, erocker!) or an Overlord perfect pixel. They're pretty close in price to each other(~$10), so it's basically a matter of whether I'll need to replace the stand or not on whichever monitor. Contrary to my previous statement, I don't really care if it has speakers or not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Shimian comes with an amazing stand, no need to replace it. Just my two cents.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
Doesn't the overlord single input come with the better PCB that doesn't skip frames?

#### Random Murderer

##### The Anti-Midas
Doesn't the overlord single input come with the better PCB that doesn't skip frames?
No idea, just followed the link Rei86 posted and it's the same panel and looks like a nice stand.
If this is true, I'll pay the extra $10 for the Overlord. #### manofthem ##### WCG-TPU Team All-Star! My Shimian has been great and I'm pleased with it. As Phusius said the stand is very stable, no issues there. Only issue I've had is one stuck pixel, but if you're paying for a perfect pixel, you shouldn't have that problem. #### erocker ##### Senior Moderator Staff member Doesn't the overlord single input come with the better PCB that doesn't skip frames? I'm not really sure what you mean. The Overlord monitors are Yamakasi Catleaps that are rebranded. The single input PCB's are pretty much the same over all of these monitors. They don't have a scalar so there is minimal input lag. #### Rei86 Ok, finally have the money to go through with the purchase. Has anybody purchased one of the Overlord monitors? Can't decide if I want a perfect pixel Shimian from dream-seller on eBay(thanks for the heads up, erocker!) or an Overlord perfect pixel. They're pretty close in price to each other(~$10), so it's basically a matter of whether I'll need to replace the stand or not on whichever monitor. Contrary to my previous statement, I don't really care if it has speakers or not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Doesn't the overlord single input come with the better PCB that doesn't skip frames?
Wish I knew more but apparently overlord had a setback.

For me I've made up my mind and go with this
http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270SE_pixel_perfect_display_p/ot_x270se_pp.htm

So I'll let you know when the item actually gets to me.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
I'm not really sure what you mean. The Overlord monitors are Yamakasi Catleaps that are rebranded. The single input PCB's are pretty much the same over all of these monitors. They don't have a scalar so there is minimal input lag.

They use the 2B OC PCB inside of them to allow up to 135Hz without skipping frames.

It should be this model infact

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_display_p/ot_x270oc.htm

#### erocker

##### Senior Moderator
Staff member

They use the 2B OC PCB inside of them to allow up to 135Hz without skipping frames.
AH, ok. The skipping frames part had me confused. Not all of the 2B's will go that high but there is a better chance they can OC. The other PCB models just won't go past around 70hz without (not just skipping frames) but breaking. With the Overlord monitors they test them out ahead of time and sell them as OC models or not. Also, the Catleap 2B PCB's have a connector for a 2nd output that isn't used.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
AH, ok. The skipping frames part had me confused. Not all of the 2B's will go that high but there is a better chance they can OC. The other PCB models just won't go past around 70hz without (not just skipping frames) but breaking. With the Overlord monitors they test them out ahead of time and sell them as OC models or not. Also, the Catleap 2B PCB's have a connector for a 2nd output that isn't used.
overlord said:
The Tempest X270OC is a 27 inch 1440 IPS display that is similar in every respect to every other 27 inch 1440 IPS display out there - except in one important regard: The PCBs used. Our OC model is your standard display warrantied to run at a refresh rate of 60hz. However, the PCB design will allow users to push the refresh rate past the usual 65-67hz roadblock on up to 120hz (and beyond although diminishing returns kick in very quickly past 120hz.) Several factors come into play when attempting to reach the refresh rate of the Gods. First and foremost is your graphics card. Here the adage - "MOAR POWA!" - holds true. To get past 96hz you need some serious graphics processing power. In addition, you need as much copper between your monster graphics card and the display. We recommend going with a high quality 24AWG DVI cable (a version of which will be available on our website coincidentally around the time the first batch of OC models will roll out to customers in October. Weird timing we know.) The overclock process for those willing to hit a nice number like 96hz is pretty straightforward and hitting the 120hz mark on the nose can take some tweaking of your graphics card timings. Guides are available on the web and the best place to look is our sister site 120hz.net.
These are the ones I was looking at.

#### Rei86

well the OC model is supposed to be tested and pass before its shipped out. So it should OC and maybe you can leave a note to ask about the skipping frames to be checked also.

#### erocker

##### Senior Moderator
Staff member
I never heard a thing about skipping frames until now.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
I never heard a thing about skipping frames until now.
Apparently the multiple input models could be forced up to 124Hz, but they did not actually display all 124Hz they skipped frames to display said resolution.

#### Rei86

Apparently the multiple input models could be forced up to 124Hz, but they did not actually display all 124Hz they skipped frames to display said resolution.
But aren't some of you a bit scared of shortening the life of your monitors by OCing up to 120hz?