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I Currently have a dell U23(can't remember the rest of the numbers) it is a IPS Panel monitor.

I would like to get a bigger monitor now (27-30). Would prefer to not spend 1k+ on this.

I Currently have 1 6970 in my system so not sure if I am going to big of a monitor for one card.


I was looking at the catleap but I really don't know if it would be right, and I have no clue about which one to get.

I'm just looking for suggestions here.

Thanks.
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My PCbank just came and it really is breathtaking. I wanted a 27inch monitor as well that is not a TN panel. I thought I would have to wait years and years for prices to come down in the US and when I saw the Korean monitors I had to get one. I would really consider one of them.
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I would like to get a bigger monitor now (27-30). Would prefer to not spend 1k+ on this.

I Currently have 1 6970 in my system so not sure if I am going to big of a monitor for one card.

The video card doesn't care about the size of the display. It cares about the resolution it's running at. Going by benchmarks, the 6960 is obviously fine for 1920x1080 and should be ok for 2560x1440 (depending on the game/settings).
    
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I think I am going to go ahead and get one a catleap. One thing that I am unsure of is about ordering these. I don't want tempered and don't need the built in speaker. I was looking at the ones being sold by dream-seller since it appears a lot of people have ordered from him.

There are 2 posted that I found that I can't tell the difference of.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CATLEAP-Q270-LED-SE-2560X1440-WQHD-27-DVI-D-Dual-Computer-Monitor-/320872659451?pt=AU_comp_monitor&hash=item4ab58039fb

and

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CATLEAP-Q270-LED-SE-2560X1440-WQHD-27-DVI-D-Dual-Computer-Monitor-/220986749727?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item3373d6331f

They look like the same item but 10$ more.

Actually with speakers might not be bad.

So I guess I should add
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CATLEAP-Q270-LED-2560X1440-WQHD-27-DVI-D-Dual-Computer-Monitor-Built-in-speaker-/220980530784?pt=AU_comp_monitor&hash=item3373774e60

and

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-LED-MULTI-MONITOR-27-2560X1440-HDMI-Stereo-Speaker16-9-/320862299945?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item4ab4e22729

Looks like one is hdmi other is dual dvi
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There is no difference in the Catleap Q270 SE (your first and second auction links) auctions you posted other than the price.

The Catleap Q270 (your third auction link) only has one DVI connection. The dual in the /description tagline is for dual link.

The Catleap Q270 Multi (your fourth auction link) also has a scaler in it and that will affect/increase input lag.
    
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so is the non hdmi versions superior?
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so is the non hdmi versions superior?

That would depend on what you would consider superior Some people would consider being able to hook their PS3, 360, or a DVD/Blu-ray player up to it superior. Some people would consider the scaling of those devices to be inferior. Others would consider a display without a scaler to be superior. It just goes on and on and on. No one can answer that question except for the buyer as it really just depends on what you want/need.
    
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You should check out this thread IMO thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270

IPS monitors good and cheap just how we like them! tongue.gif
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That would depend on what you would consider superior Some people would consider being able to hook their PS3, 360, or a DVD/Blu-ray player up to it superior. Some people would consider the scaling of those devices to be inferior. Others would consider a display without a scaler to be superior. It just goes on and on and on. No one can answer that question except for the buyer as it really just depends on what you want/need.

How much does the scaler slow response time by? I'm using an ASUS VS248H-P and it has HDMI connections and whatnot, and I have no problem with any lag. Does the higher resolution on the Catleap mean the input lag is horrible when using an HDMI port? How would the lag compare to that of a home theater projector(which, in my experience, is almost unplayable)?
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That would depend on what you would consider superior Some people would consider being able to hook their PS3, 360, or a DVD/Blu-ray player up to it superior. Some people would consider the scaling of those devices to be inferior. Others would consider a display without a scaler to be superior. It just goes on and on and on. No one can answer that question except for the buyer as it really just depends on what you want/need.

How much does the scaler slow response time by? I'm using an ASUS VS248H-P and it has HDMI connections and whatnot, and I have no problem with any lag. Does the higher resolution on the Catleap mean the input lag is horrible when using an HDMI port? How would the lag compare to that of a home theater projector(which, in my experience, is almost unplayable)?

I don't know if anyone has actually sat down and tested it yet as a lot of people aren't paying the premium on the multi versions of the Korean 2560x1440 monitors. I don't think it's an issue with the resolution as it's the mainboards and firmware that introduce the variance of input lag on various displays that are the same size and resolution. The scalers on a TV for instance can add 16ms to 50ms or more of input lag. Most people would consider 32ms to be the upper threshold for input lag on a TV and there are even some monitors that will get into the mid 20ms range. To complicate that it can vary even within the same make/mode due to production variances or running changes in the hardware/firmware. People react to input lag differently as well with some people not being affected by 1 frame (16ms) to 2 frames (32ms) of lag while others would consider it unbearable. Scalers will always add input lag (at least with today's current hardware) but, how much input lag they add and how each person is affected by them varies.

I'm not sure about what input lag levels are on a home projector so I can't really comment on that.
    
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