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So I've been trying to sort out all the information in all the threads in this forum and I'm left with what I assume are some very basic questions that I was hoping some nice person could answer for me. I tend to be long winded in these things, so I'll have a TL;DR version at the bottom for those with less patience wink.gif

So, first and foremost, I think I'm willing to take the risk on buying from eBay and getting a Catleap or Crossover, but what I'm wondering is if it would be better to wait for 120Hz to get another batch available or take the chances with the eBay monitors? Is there *any* way in which the eBay ones can be OC'd to 120Hz? If my primary purpose is to game on the 1440p monitor, how important is the ability to OC to 120Hz? It's my understanding that they cannot and it was limited numbers in earlier versions that could, but I had trouble finding definitive information on this. My guess is that my best bet is to wait for 120Hz or Overlord to get more in, although I know very little about the Overlord monitors. I understand these two will be much more expensive than the ~$350 I was assuming I'd have to drop for a Catleap or Crossover. I'd like to keep it sub $600, but without knowing 120Hz's price, hard to know what the right move is.

If I do get one of the monitors mentioned above, what precautions would I need to take to make sure the power brick is right for use in the US? I'm a big worrier, and I'd rather pay a bit extra for the peace of mind that my house won't catch on fire (from a S Korean power brick anyway) while I'm at work leaving the dogs to their fiery doom.

If I do indeed decide on a 1440p 27" monitor to purchase, one thing is for sure, I'll need to upgrade the GPU. I'm currently running on a GTX 570 with two 24" 1080p monitors. If I have the GPU to handle it, I'd like to run my new 27" 1440p in addition to the current 24". When I game, I'll likely do single monitor on the 27", but I would like to try multi-monitor gaming. I was thinking about a 4GB GTX 670/680, but I've been seeing a lot of mention of Radeon's offering better performance when > 1080p and better overclocking, although there seems to be a great deal of argument over which GPU's are voltage locked which adds a lovely level of complexity to the decision. So what's the best bet for a GPU(s) to handle my ideal monitor setup? I'd like to keep the combo of monitor + GPU sub $1k. As an aside, I've always favored GeForce's to Radeons. Had a bad experience with a Radeon (many many many years ago) and never went back. I'm sure the issues I had have been reconciled, but I'm hesitant to go back to say the least.

Now for the final (and most noobish) question out there... my GTX 570 has 2 DVI ports. Most of the Radeon's I'm seeing have only 1. What is it that I'm missing that allows you guys to run multi-moniter setups from a single DVI-D on the GPU... Do they make 3 in 1 Dual Link DVI-D cables and I've just never seen one? Feel like such a moron for having to ask this one. I'm sure it's obvious.

TL;DR Version
  1. 120Hz vs 60 Hz - How important is it?
  2. Based on answer to #1, which monitor do you recommend (i.e. eBay a Catleap/Crossover or wait for 120Hz to get more)
  3. Power brick - use what I'm sent or buy something to replace it?
  4. Best bet for a GPU that will handle 1x 27" @ 1440p + 2x 24" @ 1080p.
  5. The /facepalm question: How do you plug 3 monitors into a single DVI-D port on a GPU...


Thanks very much for any help that can be offered. Your advice and help is greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 10
overlord tempest has the 1440p 120hZ monitors..they are located in california and have a pixel perfect guarantee
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You're referring to this, no?

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_pixel_perfect_display_p/ot_x270oc_pp.htm

Edit: Since I'm assuming this is what you're referring to I guess I should've just asked my question to begin with: How does this one stack up to the Catleaps and Crossovers on eBay and the 120Hz.net monitors?
Edited by jsbailey - 11/24/12 at 1:27pm
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You're referring to this, no?
http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_pixel_perfect_display_p/ot_x270oc_pp.htm
Edit: Since I'm assuming this is what you're referring to I guess I should've just asked my question to begin with: How does this one stack up to the Catleaps and Crossovers on eBay and the 120Hz.net monitors?

It's an American company otherwise the quality is better or on par with the other Korean monitors. Also these are grade A panels (they are trying to procure A+) while some of the Koreans are A-
    
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post #5 of 10
the CrossOver 120hz isnt actually 120hz..so dont get that

120hz.net and Overlordcomputer.com are the only ones selling 1440p IPS 120hz monitors at the moment - you may have to preorder as i believe all their stock is spoken for right now
post #6 of 10
it uses the same pcb that the koreans do but of higher quality...binned pcbs...
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with amd cards you only have to have one monitor hooked up by DVI, while the others will be hooked up by display ports. (the ports next to the DVI port)
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and you could allways buy a gtx 680 lightning and unlock it..mine oc to 1440mhz in sli and 1470mhz single card..on air!!!
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I am/was hoping to find a really nice Black Friday deal in terms of the GPU. Anything going on currently that is too good of a deal to pass up and would work for what I want to do? I saw the Sapphire (at least I think it was Sapphire) 7970 and thought about that, but I've already noted my hesitance towards Radeon GPU's. But, I'm more interested in getting a really great deal than brand, assuming both get the job done biggrin.gif
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evga classified 560ti 448 core for 149.99 on newegg
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