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I was trying to do some research on all the different Korean monitors, but with about a billion posts on them, it's hard to make it through.

I'd like to spend less than $350 on a monitor, although if it was really worth it, I could go more.

Just plain DVI input is fine with me - I'd prefer lower input lag anyway, so I don't need one of the models with the multiple imports.

My primary needs are gaming and photo editing. From what I understand, none of the Korean monitors you can get now can be overclocked/refresh rate raised unless you wait for a Tempest OC or go for a 120hz.net group buy. Is that right? No chance of getting an overclockable catleap or anything just from the normal channels? If so, then there's not really any difference between them for gaming, right?

For photo editing - do any of the panels (Shimian, Catleap, Nixeus, PCBank 2700, etc) have better default color calibration or contrast than the others? I don't have a colorimeter so if one of them has accurate colors right out of the box, that'd be great.

Do any models generally have more or fewer dead pixels? Backlight bleed? Etc? Or are they all pretty similar?

So basically I'm asking - should I just grab the cheapest ($285ish) Shimian I can buy, or is there a good reason for me to spend an extra $40-80 on a different model?
    
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Check out overlord tempest. They are based in the us. They have a pixel perfect guarantee and are great price for 2560 1440 screens. They also have 120hz model for gaming.
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All Korean monitors are identical for the most part - all built using LG panels - and all have roughly the same % of defects as far as i know. I'm sure there are clubs on OCN for each type of monitor, having a poll that descripts pixel perfect/grade defects (normal)/not working/etc - might wanna check those.

As of right now only Overlord and 120hz.net offer true 120hz monitors - Overlord has a custom design, and is easy to modify while 120hz.net are selling Catleap 2Bs...CrossOver is also claiming they a have a 120hz monitor but i think it frame skips

I think 120hz.net have a new batch coming really soon, but also said theyre going to be increasing the price from $555USD...Overlord is $430ish.

You can probably get a cheaper Shimian or the like for around $300 tho...wont be 120hz.
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When is the Tempest OC supposed to ship? It's in preorder stage now.
    
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Theres also another brand called DiyoMate, and supposedly its pretty damn good. A friend of mine has it but I'm not sure whether its available in the States or anywhere else outside of Asia.

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.1.1000638.24.AdLLU5&id=14060292883

Its around 300 USD? And for a 27inch LED IPS monitor its pretty good. 2560 x 1440 resolution too!

Um not to mention that this monitor is pretty much on par with the Apple 27 inch monitor.
Edited by Lailainoob - 10/23/12 at 12:31am
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post #6 of 26
What panels does the Overlord Tempest use? LG?

I'm asking because LG panels have the best color quality. The reason why Dell uses them for their professional monitors.

If not, I'm not buying an Overlord Tempest.
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What panels does the Overlord Tempest use? LG?
I'm asking because LG panels have the best color quality. The reason why Dell uses them for their professional monitors.
If not, I'm not buying an Overlord Tempest.

Only LG makes the 27" @ 2560x1440 and 30" @ 2560x1600, so you are safe.
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What panels does the Overlord Tempest use? LG?
I'm asking because LG panels have the best color quality. The reason why Dell uses them for their professional monitors.
If not, I'm not buying an Overlord Tempest.

Yes, they have Grade A LG panels.
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the new imac 27 (1699$)
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Alright, 2 questions.

Some of the compatability charts say that 5850s are a no go with this monitor. I've heard from others that this means you can't use the bios - the screen will be blank until you get to windows, but it works fine from there on. Is that right?

Second - I'm probably just going to go with a cheap option now and look into getting a second 120hz display later. If I'm going to be spending ~$275-325, that gives me a chance at all the cheap models. Shimian, Catleap, Crossover, etc. Shimians are the cheapest at around $280 - is there any real reason to go with one of the other monitors at $30-50 more?
    
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