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Alright you guys, I am planning to buy a new monitor soon and i need your guys opinions on what I should good. So basically, the VG278HE is a 27" 144Hz TN monitor that displays at 1920x1080. On the other hand the Catleap and the Crossover is a 27" 60Hz monitor IPS monitor that displays at 2560x1440. So basically there is a tradeoff on either higher refresh rates for smoother gaming or better picture quality. There are treads out there saying that the Catleap is OCable but only to specific models. What's your opinion and why? I'm planning on keeping these for the next couple years so??
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Alright you guys, I am planning to buy a new monitor soon and i need your guys opinions on what I should good. So basically, the VG278HE is a 27" 144Hz TN monitor that displays at 1920x1080. On the other hand the Catleap and the Crossover is a 27" 60Hz monitor IPS monitor that displays at 2560x1440. So basically there is a tradeoff on either higher refresh rates for smoother gaming or better picture quality. There are treads out there saying that the Catleap is OCable but only to specific models. What's your opinion and why? I'm planning on keeping these for the next couple years so??

the Crossover 27Q is a better monitor bar none, go look at the crossover 27q thread on here and you will see why thumb.gif.
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I'd take a 1440p monitor over a 144Hz monitor any day, so that narrows it down to the Catleap or Crossover. They are both pretty much the same apart from the Crossover has a much sturdier construction and is all metal while the Catleap is all plastic and has a wobbly stand. There are overclockable Catleaps, 120hz.net sell a 120Hz capable model however it costs $719.99 + shipping so it might be a bit out of your price range smile.gif
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I can assure you that The 1440p panel will give you better visual quality, but the other monitor will be a bit smoother.

 

However I would go with the 1440p panel.

 

I had  a 120hz 1080p monitor, and I am glad I switched for 1440p Yamakasi. It is too amazing. It really is.

 

at 27 inch, 1440p will look much better.

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It depends. What are your specs and what will you be doing on it? If gaming, the 144hz is the right choice. Honestly the picture quality on IPS is better, but it is not like going from 60 to 120hz+ it is a night and day difference.
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Alright you guys, I am planning to buy a new monitor soon and i need your guys opinions on what I should good. So basically, the VG278HE is a 27" 144Hz TN monitor that displays at 1920x1080. On the other hand the Catleap and the Crossover is a 27" 60Hz monitor IPS monitor that displays at 2560x1440. So basically there is a tradeoff on either higher refresh rates for smoother gaming or better picture quality. There are treads out there saying that the Catleap is OCable but only to specific models. What's your opinion and why? I'm planning on keeping these for the next couple years so??

I would go with the IPS. A friend of mine got a Achieva Shimian and the picture quality is awesome. I never tried an above 60Hz display before, but I don't think it's worth more than good picture quality.
    
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Alright you guys, I am planning to buy a new monitor soon and i need your guys opinions on what I should good. So basically, the VG278HE is a 27" 144Hz TN monitor that displays at 1920x1080. On the other hand the Catleap and the Crossover is a 27" 60Hz monitor IPS monitor that displays at 2560x1440. So basically there is a tradeoff on either higher refresh rates for smoother gaming or better picture quality. There are treads out there saying that the Catleap is OCable but only to specific models. What's your opinion and why? I'm planning on keeping these for the next couple years so??

I would go with the IPS. A friend of mine got a Achieva Shimian and the picture quality is awesome. I never tried an above 60Hz display before, but I don't think it's worth more than good picture quality.

Edit: My mouse double clicked so I double posted by accident.
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OMG the responses are amazing. I just joined the forums 10 mins ago! lol but I'm gaming on a i5-3770k with a single GTX 670. Will I be able to push 2560x1440 resolution at 60FPS Vsync on? I'm leaning more towards the IPS monitors since so many people been raving about it.
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Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

the Crossover 27Q is a better monitor bar none, go look at the crossover 27q thread on here and you will see why thumb.gif.

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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

I'd take a 1440p monitor over a 144Hz monitor any day, so that narrows it down to the Catleap or Crossover. They are both pretty much the same apart from the Crossover has a much sturdier construction and is all metal while the Catleap is all plastic and has a wobbly stand. There are overclockable Catleaps, 120hz.net sell a 120Hz capable model however it costs $719.99 + shipping so it might be a bit out of your price range smile.gif

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I can assure you that The 1440p panel will give you better visual quality, but the other monitor will be a bit smoother.

However I would go with the 1440p panel.

I had  a 120hz 1080p monitor, and I am glad I switched for 1440p Yamakasi. It is too amazing. It really is.

at 27 inch, 1440p will look much better.

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Originally Posted by KaMeNoS View Post

I would go with the IPS. A friend of mine got a Achieva Shimian and the picture quality is awesome. I never tried an above 60Hz display before, but I don't think it's worth more than good picture quality.

Edit: My mouse double clicked so I double posted by accident.

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Originally Posted by KaMeNoS View Post

I would go with the IPS. A friend of mine got a Achieva Shimian and the picture quality is awesome. I never tried an above 60Hz display before, but I don't think it's worth more than good picture quality.
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Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

the Crossover 27Q is a better monitor bar none, go look at the crossover 27q thread on here and you will see why thumb.gif.

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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

I'd take a 1440p monitor over a 144Hz monitor any day, so that narrows it down to the Catleap or Crossover. They are both pretty much the same apart from the Crossover has a much sturdier construction and is all metal while the Catleap is all plastic and has a wobbly stand. There are overclockable Catleaps, 120hz.net sell a 120Hz capable model however it costs $719.99 + shipping so it might be a bit out of your price range smile.gif

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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

I can assure you that The 1440p panel will give you better visual quality, but the other monitor will be a bit smoother.

However I would go with the 1440p panel.

I had  a 120hz 1080p monitor, and I am glad I switched for 1440p Yamakasi. It is too amazing. It really is.

at 27 inch, 1440p will look much better.

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Originally Posted by KaMeNoS View Post

I would go with the IPS. A friend of mine got a Achieva Shimian and the picture quality is awesome. I never tried an above 60Hz display before, but I don't think it's worth more than good picture quality.

Edit: My mouse double clicked so I double posted by accident.

OMG the responses are amazing. I just joined the forums 10 mins ago! lol but I'm gaming on a i5-3770k with a single GTX 670. Will I be able to push 2560x1440 resolution at 60FPS Vsync on? I'm leaning more towards the IPS monitors since so many people been raving about it.
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OMG the responses are amazing. I just joined the forums 10 mins ago! lol but I'm gaming on a i5-3770k with a single GTX 670. Will I be able to push 2560x1440 resolution at 60FPS Vsync on? I'm leaning more towards the IPS monitors since so many people been raving about it.


I also have a 670 and it works very well with 1440p. You can not max every game in 1440p with a 670 but same goes with the 1080p resolution too.

 

Battlefield 3 at HIGH settings will give you 60 fps. Battlefield 3 at Ultra settings will give you 50 fps. Roughly

 

Crysis 3, everything Maxed but 2X AA gives me like 35 fps :)

 

Crysis 3, everything High with 2xaa gives me around 55 fps.

 

Long story short 670 is a very good GPU for 1440p. Don't worry.

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