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

#### [H]@RD5TUFF

I am really tempted to grab one of these.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
But aren't some of you a bit scared of shortening the life of your monitors by OCing up to 120hz?
My many year old 1680X1050 monitors have been oc'd to the max of the PCB for a while just only happened to be 65Hz.

#### Rei86

My many year old 1680X1050 monitors have been oc'd to the max of the PCB for a while just only happened to be 65Hz.
yeah but 1920x1080 > has 60 ~ 120 ~ 240

Where else you won't find a factory 120hz 2560x1440/1600 screen.

#### cdawall

##### where the hell are my stars
yeah but 1920x1080 > has 60 ~ 120 ~ 240

Where else you won't find a factory 120hz 2560x1440/1600 screen.
You don't it probably does shorten the life of the monitor, but at the same time oh well. Most of the things I do with my HW shortens it life.

#### Nordic

If and when I finally get one of these, I have been saying that for a little while now... Well I just had the realization that I have a spare 1440x900 monitor. Then I had the amazing idea of PLP eyefinity with one of these. After a little research I found contradicting information as to if PLP is even possible. I personally would not care much that the picture quality of the two side portrait monitors would not be as good. Mine, and apparently all 1440x900 monitors are 19" and would not fit perfectly with a 1440p monitor.

I did find aninteresting pic at hardforums. This guy has his side 1440x900 monitors pulled back a little so that their screens sit evenly with the 1440p center monitor.

Thoughts?

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#### Rowsol

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.
How exactly does the power plug work?

#### erocker

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It comes with a power brick and a two cables. One is for North America, the other is for Asia or Europe.. Not too sure.

#### Rei86

So I've made up my mind. Was gonna go with the overlord but the issues with it never being in stock and them having issues at getting items in stock has made me switch to one of these

Crossover 27Q

Same LG IPS panel ranging from A to A+. Great looking stand from reviews that I have found online compared to the other Korean versions.
Hope to have mine this coming week or next week, will put up my review after playing with it.

EDIT: I knew this monitor was discussed before on the forums but couldn't remember. Went back a few pages and it was. Still i find this to be the better buy ATM.

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#### jasper1605

So I've made up my mind. Was gonna go with the overlord but the issues with it never being in stock and them having issues at getting items in stock has made me switch to one of these

http://i46.tinypic.com/311ouif.jpg
Crossover 27Q

Same LG IPS panel ranging from A to A+. Great looking stand from reviews that I have found online compared to the other Korean versions.
Hope to have mine this coming week or next week, will put up my review after playing with it.

EDIT: I knew this monitor was discussed before on the forums but couldn't remember. Went back a few pages and it was. Still i find this to be the better buy ATM.

Looking at the seller's page, it says that this monitor isn't compatible with the Radeon 5850/70 gpu's. Any idea why? It has less powerful cards as being compatible with it so it must not be a straight power issue.

#### Nordic

Looking at the seller's page, it says that this monitor isn't compatible with the Radeon 5850/70 gpu's. Any idea why? It has less powerful cards as being compatible with it so it must not be a straight power issue.
Isn't it a dual link dvi issue?

#### animal007uk

Looking at the seller's page, it says that this monitor isn't compatible with the Radeon 5850/70 gpu's. Any idea why? It has less powerful cards as being compatible with it so it must not be a straight power issue.
Not all GPU's are made equal, Some do not have dual link DVI out. (Some msi cards come to mind)

#### Rei86

Looking at the seller's page, it says that this monitor isn't compatible with the Radeon 5850/70 gpu's. Any idea why? It has less powerful cards as being compatible with it so it must not be a straight power issue.
You need a DVI-D connection.

Since HDMI and DP does support high resolution I guess you could get a DP/HDMI > DVI-D adaptor and have it worked that way if your card does have that port

Reference Asus 5870 and has a HDMI and DP ports
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/asus_eah5870_v2_review/2

DP to DVI-D cable
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045JTAC6/?tag=tec06d-20

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#### Luke

Looking at the seller's page, it says that this monitor isn't compatible with the Radeon 5850/70 gpu's. Any idea why? It has less powerful cards as being compatible with it so it must not be a straight power issue.
I have used the Catleap screens with both a 5850 and a 5870

I have had 3 running from a 5870 only issues i had is that i had no display in the bios
I was using a DP to Dual Link DVI Adapter for the 3rd screen

I haven't had any issues with my non reference 5850 even get display in the bios

#### Rei86

I have used the Catleap screens with both a 5850 and a 5870

I have had 3 running from a 5870 only issues i had is that i had no display in the bios
I was using a DP to Dual Link DVI Adapter for the 3rd screen

I haven't had any issues with my non reference 5850 even get display in the bios
Some people say its an issue because of the high resolution screen and the computer trying to configure into the high vs low res BIOS screen.

I've been told at times it can take awhile with a high resolution monitor before the BIOS actually displays on screen.

#### 3870x2

So, to be sure, the general consensus on these monitors is great? I plan on grabbing two or three.

#### Rei86

So, to be sure, the general consensus on these monitors is great? I plan on grabbing two or three.
Which brand you get doesn't matter that much.

Screen technology - They all use LG IPS Panels which are the same ones found in Dells, HP, and Apple.

HOWEVER Dell, HP and Apple are given A+ grades which are to be pixel perfect and least amount of defects. And with a company like them they are more than happy to when you have a dead/stuck pixel to take it back and replace it with another.

These sellers are a bit tricky. If you purchase one without the words "Perfect Pixel" you can end up with a perfect monitor or one with stuck/dead pixels. This gamble is up too you as non PP monitors are around the 2XX~3XX range.

IF you do purchase one with PP stamped on check the sellers item details.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pix...1766?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item20cb63ff66

Green-Sum's ad pretty much explains it what is PP model and which one isn't.

Also realize that most of the Korean versions are glassed...meaning they are glossy and you will get reflection. If that's something you can't deal with, you can buy one and heat gun the glass off since its just glued on, or buy one from the likes of Dell which is matte. I personally prefer matte because i really hate reflections but yeah...

All of the SK versions will usually have one input connection. You can purchase ones with built in speakers and multi inputs but most of us prefer the single input with (also they have no scaler most of the time) to have low input lag.

With that said the Yamakasi Catleaps has garbage stands from all the reviews I've read.
The ACHIEVA Shimian, Crossover, and Overlord all seems to have better stands. Not only that they all cost about the same so pick the cheapest at the time. Also to your 1st question every one pretty much agrees when these screens work they look great.

#### animal007uk

I have an Yamakasi catleap and have been using it for ages, It only has dual link DVI and thats fine with me, The screen is great and i coulden't be happyer.

Only downside is the crap stand but if you Don't have kids and are not going to knock the screen then it does it's job.

#### Binge

##### Overclocking Surrealism
Yeah, for half the price of a catleap. I could make a stand like that for less than $10.$199.68 =! $3XX.XX You make a stand like that for$10 and you can sell it for a whole lot man! Start a business. These things are super stable and reliable.\

::EDIT:: for the confused people 199.68 = [2(Price of very nice replacement stand option)]

#### Rei86

So I'm a South Korean....Songtan SK is my hometown

Now I live on the east coast and I must say I usually ship stuff off to my relatives who now live around Inchon and Gangnam, and it can take up too two weeks or more. Not only that shipping is pretty damn expensive.

I ordered my Crossover 11/6/12 and it was shipped on that day from Inchon, arrived in Alaska yesterday and ended up at my doorstep today. Now mind you that the city I live in has a very large FedEX hub.

I asked my mom when she was in SK to check out the prices of these screens with my cousin and at retail it was gonna cost around 350 dollars so I wonder how much these guys are paying at whole sale price and shipping...

I'm just amazed that this international shipping happened so quickly.

#### Nordic

So I'm a South Korean....Songtan SK is my hometown

Now I live on the east coast and I must say I usually ship stuff off to my relatives who now live around Inchon and Gangnam, and it can take up too two weeks or more. Not only that shipping is pretty damn expensive.

I ordered my Crossover 11/6/12 and it was shipped on that day from Inchon, arrived in Alaska yesterday and ended up at my doorstep today. Now mind you that the city I live in has a very large FedEX hub.

I asked my mom when she was in SK to check out the prices of these screens with my cousin and at retail it was gonna cost around 350 dollars so I wonder how much these guys are paying at whole sale price and shipping...

I'm just amazed that this international shipping happened so quickly.
I got in contact with a guy living in south korea seeing if he could get me a crossover or something for even cheaper. He could not from a regular retailer and for wholesale he would have to get me the same price as ebay. He said that they bought them for about $200-250 depending on bulk amount through wholesale and got next to free shipping for whatever reason. Last edited: #### Rei86 I got in contact with a guy living in south korea seeing if he could get me a crossover or something for even cheaper. He could not from a regular retailer and for wholesale he would have to get me the same price as ebay. He said that they bought them for about$200-250 depending on bulk amount through wholesale and could but got next to free shipping for whatever reason.
Very nice profit indeed.

When I have time later on this week I'll set this thing up and check it out