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After a bit of researching, I'm going to buy one of the Korean IPS as well ... just want to find the one that's best for overclocking as I'm super curious about running 1440p at 100hz+ if possible. The price is just too ridiculous not to try out ... and a local resell shouldn't be too difficult here in Houston ...

There is a company in the usa that just started selling the 120hz ips monitors, i cant remember for the life of my what there site or brand is, but im sure someone else in this thread will know thumb.gif
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Azefore, I'm under the impression that the stand can be removed and the monitor can be mounted. Am I confused?

I believe Azefore is referring to the Samsung S27B970D which as far as I know definitely cannot be dismounted from the base.

And thanks for the detailed reply about the PWM and AG. I think it will boil down to finding one in stock nearby since displays are such a crapshoot/hassle when ordering/returning online.
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I believe Azefore is referring to the Samsung S27B970D which as far as I know definitely cannot be dismounted from the base.
And thanks for the detailed reply about the PWM and AG. I think it will boil down to finding one in stock nearby since displays are such a crapshoot/hassle when ordering/returning online.

Oh, so I Was confused.

And yeah, it was worth the price differerence to me also to be able to just get in the car and run down to NCIX and walk out of the store with a box in hand, as opposed to sending a chunk of my checking account balance into the internet and hoping something with no dead pixels would show up. I've heard of enough of the Korean monitors blowing up after 2 months that I personally am willing to pay for the Asus brand and access to the NCIX where I bought the thing. I will say, If I were doing it over, I wouldn't buy the thing without getting the store to plug it in first. I think that's fair for an $800 purchase (after taxes and fees). It worked out though as I mentioned, my particular unit doesn't have any issues that I can see.

S1rrah, thanks for the feedback on the 970. I'm jonesing for one just a bit less after reading your review. I'll eventually upgrade my MoBo to a Z77 with a Thunderbolt port. I wonder if you have any thoughts on those monitors from Apple? I can't walk through an electronics store without spending a few minutes staring at one when they are displayed.

*Might as well add me to the High Res club, here's 'proof', sorry for the bad phone pic.

Edited by BillOhio - 11/8/12 at 6:38pm
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I'm sure that I'll eventually give in to the temptation that is THIS damn thing.
But yeah, the Asus is solid.

Those Samsungs are beautiful drool.gif
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Those Samsungs are beautiful drool.gif

That Yamaha tuner is beautiful. biggrin.gif
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That Yamaha tuner is beautiful. biggrin.gif

It was made in 1983, I got it off of Craig's for $175 in fantastic condition and really really like it biggrin.gif
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It was made in 1983, I got it off of Craig's for $175 in fantastic condition and really really like it biggrin.gif

Excellent. Late 70's, early 80's are such great quality. And to get this back on topic, it looks like Walmart will be doing "site to store" shipping on the Asus soon, and they already do it on the Samsung 850 and 970.
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. I wonder if you have any thoughts on those monitors from Apple? I can't walk through an electronics store without spending a few minutes staring at one when they are displayed.[/IMG]

RE: Thunderbolt displays ...

I too always stop and gawk. They are really pretty designs. And I think they are VESA mount compatible, but not sure. I've read that the stock mount is sort of limited (don't think it pivots or rotates but research).

That said, I also know they use the same LG panels as the Korean monitors ... and like I've already mentioned, I dislike the full glossy screens as much as I dislike the full anti-glare coating on others. Really, the SEMI-glossy screen of the Asus PB278Q and the Samsung 850D makes SUCH a huge difference in useability to me, since it offers the same dramatic color performance/saturation as the full glossy screens while also solving that "haze" problem that full anti-glare coatings contribute. I would anticipate more vendors going the semi-gloss route in the future as it really is the best of both worlds.

But more than anything, the Thunderbolts are not nearly the gaming monitors as are the Korean models . .. with something like 10 to 12 sec response times. If I saw as dramatic of a difference as I did between the Dell U2711 and the Samsungs, then I'm sure the Thunderbolts would seem even more "smeary"/slow than did the Dell in comparison. Personally, I'd still take my Samsung 850D or an even faster, overclocked Korean monitor, over the Apple display (great looks not withstanding).

But they *are* pretty, though. That's for sure ... as is just about everything Apple releases. Say what you will about Apple ... but they really *do* have a crack industrial design department in regards to cosmetics.

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^

Aye you'd be correct with the limited stand tongue.gif. VESA adapter, allbeit overpriced can be had for 100x100 mounting. However between my Crossovers and my Apple I still can't see a meaningfull difference if there is one between response times while gaming. Thankfully I've almost phased out gaming in my agenda so it works great for multimedia production. The new screen on the newest gen iMacs is as thin as the Samsung 9 series (from the looks of it) and there's a new method they used to cut out 70% of the reflections despite it still being an ultra glossy. I'm curious to see this in person. I'll definitely upgrade if that's the case.
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I have the LED-P Crossover with a fully functional stand for swivel, tilt and pivot.

Not one have I ever used any of that functionality. biggrin.gif
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