Originally Posted by siberx
Originally Posted by Whitespider999
The problem with me getting one of these monitors is that I have zero soldering/taking apart monitors confidence. So if it arrived with a problem - unless I did a bunch of research and took a chance with my unproven skillset (or lack thereof), I would pretty much be stuck with whatever I got.
And that's part of the risk in getting a monitor of these specs at this price point; there's no such thing as a free lunch. You want total confidence in your buy? Top-tier manufacturers (and their $700-$1000 price tags) are over that way
That is true, good sir.
I did take a chance with my dell u2711. I got it for $AU 280. Including delivery. From ebay. The problem was that the screen flickered for 10-20 minutes when you first turned it on, it included no power cable. I hooked it up, and the flickering was there as described. I purchased a newer cable. Problem fixed.
rrp of 800-900 AU.
Same with my ps3, purchased the thing for like 100 bucks more than a year ago - the dvd drive did not work. I was going to use one from my friends broken ps3 - tested it after I received it. Drive did not work. Updated the bios. Drive worked.
The problem is, I can't just expect that I will get lucky simply because I have been so far. If there is a slight issue with my monitor will I disregard it? No way. I'll make the best of what I have.
I am sincerely hoping that it does not come to that however.
If i get a premium priced gtx 690 and it's anything other than working at 100%. That's when I'll make a stink.Edited by Whitespider999 - 4/20/12 at 12:49pm