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I just bought me Auria EQ276W 2560x1400p res and i really like it. I had triple monitor setup 1920x1200 (5760x1200). The picture is very crisp even coming from 1920x1200 monitor. Gaming even got eye candy-er if there is a such word smile.gif . I purchased at Micro center for $338.00 open box and I purchased it with 2 year warranty just to be on safe side . Using a DVI dual link and with no problems. Its a very affordable monitor. Know if i can find way to increase refresh rate ill be happy camper.
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Just got mine for $338.00 at MC. GORGEOUS picture. No light bleed, but I do have one single dead pixel, luckily, it's at the very top of the panel, one pixel away from the bezel. Really happy with the quality of this.
    
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I've been using this monitor for almost a year now, and it has been fantastic, although not perfect. Figured I'd share my $.02.

I'll address the "no BIOS" issue. With my old 8800 GT connected with the supplied dual-link DVI cable, I was able to see the POST and Windows loading screens. With my current 660 Ti and the same cable, I am not. This leads me to believe the scaling is entirely GPU based. I have not tried connecting via DP. I use a secondary 15" LCD specifically for entering BIOS. And it serves a dual purpose, as I use it for Teamspeak/Vent/Mumble, etc, as well as the Battlescreen for BF4 (minimap on second monitor.)

My second major gripe is a noticeable amount of input lag. Despite what the OP said, it is enough to ruin gameplay for twitch shooters. It's even noticable when dragging a window around the screen.

I have not found any OSD settings that I like. I'll probably use the settings mentioned in this thread. As others have stated, DCR turned on washes out a ton of colors near pure white. A good example of this would be Facebook. The light pastel blue around the comments on people's status's looks white when DCR is on, and is indistinguishable from the white around it. With DCR off and on either Game or Text mode, there is a difference.
    
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I've been using this monitor for almost a year now, and it has been fantastic, although not perfect. Figured I'd share my $.02.

I'll address the "no BIOS" issue. With my old 8800 GT connected with the supplied dual-link DVI cable, I was able to see the POST and Windows loading screens. With my current 660 Ti and the same cable, I am not. This leads me to believe the scaling is entirely GPU based. I have not tried connecting via DP. I use a secondary 15" LCD specifically for entering BIOS. And it serves a dual purpose, as I use it for Teamspeak/Vent/Mumble, etc, as well as the Battlescreen for BF4 (minimap on second monitor.)

My second major gripe is a noticeable amount of input lag. Despite what the OP said, it is enough to ruin gameplay for twitch shooters. It's even noticable when dragging a window around the screen.

I have not found any OSD settings that I like. I'll probably use the settings mentioned in this thread. As others have stated, DCR turned on washes out a ton of colors near pure white. A good example of this would be Facebook. The light pastel blue around the comments on people's status's looks white when DCR is on, and is indistinguishable from the white around it. With DCR off and on either Game or Text mode, there is a difference.

I mainly play Counter Strike: GO, do you think the input lag is insurmountable for that game? I always have my original, 23" IPS to use, and it's too tempting for me at $175 (local deal). I'll update with some side by side comparison if I do end up grabbing it.
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I mainly play Counter Strike: GO, do you think the input lag is insurmountable for that game? I always have my original, 23" IPS to use, and it's too tempting for me at $175 (local deal). I'll update with some side by side comparison if I do end up grabbing it.

I never had an issue with CS:GO in terms of input lag on my Auria. Seemed pretty responsive by me. The only thing that bugged me was the matte finish on the screen. Made things look a little dark. Other than that, it's a great monitor.
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