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Hello. Currently I am looking to upgrade my monitor, it's not needed but it's pushing 5 years old and is only 1600x750 or something like that its a lg 21.5 inch. Anyways that's not important. I was looking at the Samsung 27 inch. I don't know the model number but it was 350$ at future shop. As I was looking on reddit in the computers area I sen people talking about catleap montors and I remembered reading something here. So heres the question is it worth it? They are 2k monitors and they look great I don't care about the plastic bezel it's not like my monitor Is super quality or even that Samsung one I looked at. I won't mind one or two dead pixels it's not like I'm going to go test for them. And even the backlight bleed doesn't hurt me my monitor has it already and I don't care. All I'm asking is it worth it. I'm not a hardcore gamer(well kind or but not 120hz crazy) and I won't be scanning for dead pixels. Should i be scared it will light on fire I know people have had issues with the power brick. Also is green sum a good dealer?If it works when I plug it in I will be happy. If I'm not ill post on kijiji pretty sure someone will think its a killer deal. Thx for any reply.
post #2 of 27
First of all, i would say Yes, it worth the risk. You can pay 300-350$ for a 2560 x 1440 instead of paying 700 and more$. But, you said you want to maybe, buy one of these. What is your pc? 1600 x 750 vs 2560 x 1440 is way more demanding, and maybe your computer wont be able to first: show an image and secondly, playing games at an acceptable framerates.
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I have
CPU: intel i7 2600k
GPU: radeon 7870. Going to a 7970 giving my brother my old one
MB: is a asus z77 deluxe.
I'm pretty sure I could handle it.
Sorry for not having this all in my sig rig. I am waiting to finish building it. I know your never done building a computer. biggrin.gif
post #4 of 27
I think about this all the time I haven't tried it yet though. I have a nice monitor. I would really like to see one in person though.
 
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post #5 of 27
Short answer: yes
Long answer: hell yeah
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post #6 of 27
pretty sure you said? you can totally play at 2560 x 1440 even with the 7870. If you buy a 7970 make sure you have a dual link dvi port on the graphic card or you won't be able to connect your display properly to you. I think only the msi lightning 7970 don't have the dual link dvi port, most of graphic card have it.

In the end, it's your choice. I've been consulting the official yamakasi catleap thread for a while and i can assure you that 85-90% are mostly satisfied with the monitor. The cons are maybe a few dead pixels like 1-5 max and the backlight bleeding which most people don't see that much while gaming/browsing/etc. I suggest you go on http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club and see some ''reviews'' from people who bought the monitor. As for which model you want that's another question biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 27
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Ya I'm going to buy one when I get back from vacation. Is green-sum pretty good. And have the monitors stayed around the same. I meant In quality from when they first started to get popular. It haven't degraded terrible there about equal from when they state drill now. Sorry for the really wordy question. I ask it in multiple different way so I don't need to ask again
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post #8 of 27
No they still have the same quality from before. Good sellers are green sum, bbc and dreamseller, most of the time. The only thing that changed is that earlier monitor with a pcb called 2B could overclock to 120hz but now they dont exist anymore
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post #9 of 27
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Ok. Ya I'm not that big on overclocking it. I don't really game hard enough to see a point. Thanks for all the help I appreciate it.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by UNOE View Post

I think about this all the time I haven't tried it yet though. I have a nice monitor. I would really like to see one in person though.

no matter how nice your monitor is, I can guarantee you its not better than any of these Korean panels.

I can't go back to non IPS 1080p monitors anymore.
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