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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. Frag Maniac

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    I thought so too, and also a glass laminated panel with anti glare. It's not OCable, but that's been very hit and miss for people anyway, and you have to wonder how it affects the lifespan of the unit.

    Monoprice are pretty good at sourcing quality stuff they have built for them anymore, and they stand behind it with good CS.

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    Did some more checking via their live chat. Some good and bad news. That display is not OCable, as I expected. It passes 4:4:4 Chroma, but has a fixed height stand with tilt and only 1 yr warranty.

    Most everything seems acceptable, even the fixed height if it's tall enough to fit a center channel speaker underneath, but the 1 yr warranty really made me cringe. I asked him to double check and he said the RMA dept confirmed it.

    Granted it has a high grade panel and long lasting LED lighting, but that's no guarantee it will last 3 yrs. Going to wait and see what the reviews are on this. He said they probably won't be sending any out to review sites though, and that they do all testing in house.
     
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  2. Slizzo

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    Flimsy stands really shouldn't be a concern of anyone anyway. The VESA mounts that Monoprice offer are good units (have had a dual screen arm from them for quite a few years, good sturdy unit for cheap) and offer much more adjustability than any normal monitor stand can.
     
  3. Wrigleyvillain

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    So there are PLS Korean 1440P monitors on the scene now--back at $300 instead of closer to four and apparent "varying amounts of overclock-ability up to 120 Hz" (unlike any IPS not specified as able to do so and thus priced even higher these days).

    The new club at OCN is only 3 days old.

    Edit: Hmm first negative: "Too bad they are 8ms panels, as there is some blur to fast movement."

    Dreamseller has for only $289 though, damn.
     
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    I have put off getting one of these for so long. I noticed the prices slowly rising...if the above is true, that's nice. If I hadn't just dropped almost 5 grand on my car I'd finally get one. Damnit. :(
     
  5. Random Murderer

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    Can somebody with one of the Korean IPS panels do me a favor and measure how tall and wide the monitor is? Including the bezel and stand, of course.
    I think it's about time to mod my desk or get a new one to fit one of these and finally let my 7970s stretch their legs a bit.
    As Wrigleyvillain so kindly pointed out, it's rather stupid to let my desk hold me back when I have the cash for one of these.:nutkick:
     
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    Heh. Hey, it worked! Try first to find a used desk like I said especially if looks aren't so important.
     
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    I'd rather just extend this desk if it isn't wide enough, but we'll cross that bridge when the time comes. For now I just need to know the dimensions.
     
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    That info has to have been posted on one of the giant threads at OCN and elsewhere...perhaps Google can find it for you before a TPU member has the chance to help you out.

    Different ones also have different stands, of course. If you want one of these PLS panels it should probably be asked in that club thread (which I could do I guess if you don't have an account there).
     
  9. Slizzo

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    I bought one of those QNIX monitors from dreamseller. Ordered late Thurs, shipped Friday, arrived in CT on Monday.

    I got the "Perfect Pixel" version for $315 shipped. Panel looks good, a very small amount of backlight bleed at the top, but not very noticeable.

    Only problem with the monitor is that the stand has a small tilt arm mounted to the monitor that you can't remove.


    I have mine currently running at 70Hz, haven't tried any higher yet, though I may after reading your quote there.
     
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    These new pls monitors look great. They are cheaper and at least just as good picture quality. Looks like there is superior overclock-ability too. Going from 5ms on my current monitor to 8ms wouldn't be that noticeable would it? The game I have been playing most lately has very fast motion and lots of it. I think I would be happy if I could get 80-100hz.

    Edit: Some models say they have 6ms.
     
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    Running my QNIX QX2710 at 120Hz right now, without issue. Going to try the screen mod in a bit, and hopefully remove the mount neck at the same time.
     
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    Doubtful. If your current monitor is a TN panel it will actually be better due to the differences in the way ms is measured between them. Add an OC to 120hz and it will be amazing.
     
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    Removed the mount neck, now it looks nice on my dual-monitor arm. Panel really didn't need the screen mod, it does but up against the bezel.
     
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    How tough was it to OC the panel to 120Hz? Of all the things I've overclocked in my life, never overclocked a monitor before:eek:
     
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    Very easy if you have an nVidia GPU, only slightly harder if you have an AMD GPU. With nVidia all you need to do is set up a custom resolution with the refresh rate you'd like to target. For AMD follow that link over to overclock.net and download the utility and modded drivers.
     
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    The new AMD drivers incorporate it IIRC.
     
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    I'm on 13.5 Beta 2, so those should have it, right? Got my tax return back(finally!) and am going to blow half of it on hardware, namely a monitor and possibly a 32GB kit of RAM... or I could skip the RAM and put it towards an IVB-E. Hmmm. Ah well, the monitor is definitely being purchased so I'll get that outta the way first.
     
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    You already have 16GB, so go for IVB-E over more memory. :)
     
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    Let's worry about the monitor for now:roll:
    Is this the same model you bought? It's the cheapest Perfect Pixel version I could find.
    Shame I'll have to throw in my own power plug adapter:shadedshu
     
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    Not that I can see.
     
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    Yup, they're increasing prices rapidly. Better buy before they get too expensive.
     
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    Pulled the trigger on a matte from hulustar (lots of windows and brightness at home). $317 out the door.

    dream-sellers 'pixel perfect', for example, still could have up to 2 dead same as hulustar's claim on all of his displays; don't think worth the premium even if only $20 more or so.
     
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