Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
Overlord is selling their 120Hz capable 1440P displays for just over $450, comes with a 1 year warranty.....They don't guarantee they will do 120Hz, but so far I haven't heard of anyone not getting a display over 100Hz, I only know of a couple that didn't reach 120Hz, but got really close. Only problem is stock is very limited, currently out of stock, they don't take pre-orders, and when they do post them in their store as in stock they go fast....
So, best of luck to you if you go that route, I am currently sitting on the refresh button waiting to order one myself.
P.S. I don't think forum rules allow me to put a link up, soooo.....just Google them.
EDIT: According to their Facebook they will have a very limited number of their OC models go up for sale at 2PM on the 1st....let the F5 war begin!
EDIT 2: Oh, as far as between the two options you did provide, get the 1440P display, gaming at 1440P is just bliss.
The Overlord is a waste of money...and I don't know where the hell you're getting $450 from, but it's more like $550 with shipping coming to a total of about $600.
Why would you pay $600 for a monitor that comes takes months and months to ship when you could order the better quality Qnix QX2710 from eBay for $300 and comes to your door in 4 days for free? Not to mention the fact that my Overlord didn't even overclock to 120Hz (only got to 110Hz), but my Qnix did straight out of the box.
Also, OP, don't waste your money on the Auria, it's a waste of money as well.
Either buy a Asus VG248QE 144Hz monitor for $260 or get the Qnix QX2710 for ~$310.
Those are the best two options.
If you don't know anything about the Qnix, check my write up below:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here's my write up on the monitor, if anyone is curious about it.
27" 2560x1440 120Hz PLS for $317
(don't use the below links unless you want Pixel Perfect, use the OP's link if you want the cheapest)
How you may ask? Qnix QX2710
or Qnix QX2710 Pixel Perfect
It's a PLS panel (which is just Samsung's version of IPS), though the pixels are different from IPS monitors. Some think PLS has better colors than IPS.
From what I've seen most people easily hit 110Hz, if not 120Hz, as long as you don't have a garbage graphics card.
The bezel is of reasonable size, too bad it's glossy though, I'll be painting mine matte black. Also the anti-glare coating on the monitor is quite light and doesn't degrade the picture quality. Sooo much better than glossy if you ask me, and many others will agree.
Mine came with 1 dead pixel and 1 stuck pixel (likely the stuck pixel can be fixed), I ain't even mad though...the pixels are so god damn small it's quite hard to notice it. I don't have any backlight bleed on mine, some people have experienced bleed, but there is an easy fix.
The downside of the monitor is that the casing is cheap, which ain't that big of a deal to me. Although it is kind of annoying that you have to remove the back panel to take off the stem of the mount (if you want to put this monitor on a monitor stand with arms).
All in all, I'm really happy with mine. Definitely recommend it if you're in the market for basically the best bang for the buck/performance monitor you can buy right now. Also, the shipping from South Korea is so stupidly fast...48 hours, how is that possible? If you're worried about a warranty or it dying you can get a warranty from Square Trade for $50 for 3 year coverage.
Feel free to read user's opinions in the huge Overclock.net threads:
- Original Thread
- Overclock Results
- Monitor Club w/ Optimization GuidesTL;DRPros:
-overclockable to 120Hz (note that nVidia GPUs are more successful for higher OCs than AMD cards)
-possible backlight bleed (though you can fix on your own)
-possible dead/stuck pixels, maximum of 2 (if you use HuluStar)
-cheap monitor stand