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I made another thread before, but i kind of changed the direction of what i wanted so i thought i'd make another thread.

I'm interested in getting one of the South Korea monitors. I am faced with a couple dilemmas:

Problem(s):
1.) 7970 Lightning does not have a dual-link dvi connector
2.) I feel a sense of fear when i Think of buying a monitor. I Plan on buying pixel perfect version of whichever one i go with. What do i do if the monitor is broken upon arrival or what do i do if the monitor breaks in a year or two's time.
3.) I would go straight for the Auria one from Microcenter, but i have heard a lot about the input lag and that is something that i will not be able to handle as i play games almost everytime im on the computer.
4.) The South Korea monitor needs to have a display port connector so i can connect my 7970 lightning, but i have heard that the more connectors there are the more input lag there is. Is this something that i should be concerned about?

Thanks!
Edited by Andaellyn - 2/4/13 at 2:23pm
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1. The 7970 lightning does have dual link. Plenty of people use 7970s for these monitors. Must be a typo somewhere.
2. If the monitor is DOA and you bought from a good seller they will hopefully take it back, sometimes at their expense.
3. Yes, the Auria has input lag because of the multiple ports, but I haven't heard anything bad about it.
4. see above.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

1. The 7970 lightning does have dual link. Plenty of people use 7970s for these monitors. Must be a typo somewhere.
2. If the monitor is DOA and you bought from a good seller they will hopefully take it back, sometimes at their expense.
3. Yes, the Auria has input lag because of the multiple ports, but I haven't heard anything bad about it.
4. see above.
1. MSI Lightning DOES NOT have a Dual Link DVI.
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hello smile.gif

it seems that most of your worried stem from the Auria discussion... yes it does have slight input lag, but it is nowhere near as bad as many people make it seem (its the same as just about any other korean 1440 monitor)... what many mistake for input lag is that when connected with a DVI cable, the monitor take a bit to turn on (this does not happen with VGA from my experience). Though it admittedly does have some input lag, i would highly sugest the Auria... if you choose not to go Auria, then i would look into the Overloard monitors... many of their monitors can be OCed to 96hz (about the max the pannel can handle) which will lessen your input lag, but it will still be more prevalent then if you used a DVI only monitor.. you could get an active DP -> DVI adapter, but they are around $100 ea or so

hope i helped smile.gif
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hello smile.gif

it seems that most of your worried stem from the Auria discussion... yes it does have slight input lag, but it is nowhere near as bad as many people make it seem (its the same as just about any other korean 1440 monitor)... what many mistake for input lag is that when connected with a DVI cable, the monitor take a bit to turn on (this does not happen with VGA from my experience). Though it admittedly does have some input lag, i would highly sugest the Auria... if you choose not to go Auria, then i would look into the Overloard monitors... many of their monitors can be OCed to 96hz (about the max the pannel can handle) which will lessen your input lag, but it will still be more prevalent then if you used a DVI only monitor.. you could get an active DP -> DVI adapter, but they are around $100 ea or so

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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post

hello smile.gif

it seems that most of your worried stem from the Auria discussion... yes it does have slight input lag, but it is nowhere near as bad as many people make it seem (its the same as just about any other korean 1440 monitor)... what many mistake for input lag is that when connected with a DVI cable, the monitor take a bit to turn on (this does not happen with VGA from my experience). Though it admittedly does have some input lag, i would highly sugest the Auria... if you choose not to go Auria, then i would look into the Overloard monitors... many of their monitors can be OCed to 96hz (about the max the pannel can handle) which will lessen your input lag, but it will still be more prevalent then if you used a DVI only monitor.. you could get an active DP -> DVI adapter, but they are around $100 ea or so

hope i helped smile.gif

you have helped, its just i need lots of replys to sway me in one way. Its not that i don't trust you its just there is power in numbers.... if you know what im trying to get at. I've looked at the overlord monitors but they were OOS last time i checked.
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no worries... i fully get it smile.gif... tbh if you are sticking with 1 monitor, it may be beneficial to sell your lighting and get a different 7970 that does have DL-DVI (possibly the matrix or such)
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