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What's better for gaming this or the catleap?
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What's better for gaming this or the catleap?

I had a Precision 2703 and this is way better.
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post #173 of 1203
Well, I finally bit the bullet and it hurts my teeth, (Also my wallet)
I decided to go ahead and buy this monitor as I really want the resolution. I should get it in 3 days from Newegg. With free shipping it was $699.99.
I started to get it from Tiger but their sale with the free glasses is gone and the pair cost $799. Just not doing that.

Once I get it and if it is everything that people say it is, I just may cancel my order for the Overlord Tempest OC. Not sure if I even need a 120hz monitor. I might just wait until the Overlord gets here and just compare the two.
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post #174 of 1203
Just got this monitor as well, ordered from TigerDirect via Amazon for 699 plus Asus Vulcan headset for free lol (1 day after my order they increased the price to 799 booyaa) I guess I'm one of the lucky one.

Back to topic, the monitor is absolutely perfect, build quality is definitely much higher than the Korean catleap. Screen is beautiful, picture quality is stunning, no dead/stuck pixel, no back light bleeding at all. Gaming on it for a couple of hours BF3 and Guild Wars 2 at 2560-1440 resolution is incredible lol. I didn't notice any lag ghosting at all in BF3 which is totally unexpected after reading the TFT review on the monitor. They say this is the best PLS/IPS Quad HD monitor in terms of lag ghosting (beats Viewsonic VP2770, Samsung 850D and 970, Dell U2713HM/2711).

I also did some initial testing on the refresh rate overclocking as well, got it to 65 hz stable and didn't wanna go higher lol I'm afraid of breaking my new toy hehe... not that it matter since it has 3 years warranty/1 year 0 bright pixel guarantee with Asus Rapid Replacement program.

Oh and I decided to cancel my Overlord XOC monitor order too.

Side note: Is it just me or does anyone else have problem maxing out Guild Wars 2 on this monitor with 2 GTX 670 heavily overclocked? My frame rates seem to fluctuate between 40-100 fps with everything set to max in graphics @2560-1440.

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OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional w/ Media Center

Monitor: Asus PB278Q w/Asus ROG Vulcan Headset

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post #175 of 1203
I finally got my Asus PB278Q today so far holy crap its big and bright
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post #176 of 1203
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Just got this monitor as well, ordered from TigerDirect via Amazon for 699 plus Asus Vulcan headset for free lol (1 day after my order they increased the price to 799 booyaa) I guess I'm one of the lucky one.

Yeah, I think I missed it by one day. Can't wait until it arrives.
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Decided, i will buy this monitor. It's around 520€ in the cheapest store here

Hope i'll have no problems with PWM dimming thumb.gif
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I used a U2713HM side-by-side with the PB278Q today, and I have to say that I like the PB278Q more at the moment. The Dell has a yellowish tint and doesn't appear to be as sharp. Black-white contrast looks much better on the Asus.

The Dell also has some odd crosshatching pattern on the anti-glare coating that's visible on bright windows.
Edited by steveotron - 11/2/12 at 8:30am
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Yep, ASUS appear to have got the Light AG coating just right!
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And between Asus and Samsung S27A850D?
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