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What the heck is the difference?? haha

I can see the 3 American ones being more appealing because of warranty issues but aside from that are these all the same panels in different cases?

I am leaning towards the Auria from Micro Center just because it is available now (Monoprice and Overlord are both sold out) and because I am a little put off about importing a monitor from China, just in case something goes wrong with it...


Can anyone else provide info on these monitors, are any superior or inferior?
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To be simple: They all have the same panel and these are the things you want to look for:
[Dead/Stuck Pixel warranty]
[The stand]
[multiport=30ms lag, only DVI=3ms lag]
[price/availability]
[FPS, 60hz or 120hz]

If I were you I would go with the catleap or a crossover 27Q.
The crossover has a great stand, response time is good, and the price is fine.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

To be simple: They all have the same panel and these are the things you want to look for:
[Dead/Stuck Pixel warranty]
[The stand]
[multiport=30ms lag, only DVI=3ms lag]
[price/availability]
[FPS, 60hz or 120hz]

If I were you I would go with the catleap or a crossover 27Q.
The crossover has a great stand, response time is good, and the price is fine.

thanks! I thought the 600$ overlord monitor was the only one that could be overclocked to 120hz (I heard some catleaps are able to but it depends on the serial number or something? and is luck of the draw...)

is there one that is OC capable that i'm missing?
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thanks! I thought the 600$ overlord monitor was the only one that could be overclocked to 120hz (I heard some catleaps are able to but it depends on the serial number or something? and is luck of the draw...)

is there one that is OC capable that i'm missing?

Yes you are correct that the overlord OC models can be overclocked, but even those have an average OC of 100Hz. The catleaps with the 2B pcb could be overclocked, but that model is now three times as expensive and very rare.
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Yes you are correct that the overlord OC models can be overclocked, but even those have an average OC of 100Hz. The catleaps with the 2B pcb could be overclocked, but that model is now three times as expensive and very rare.

ok well i'd like to keep it cheap if the panel quality is the same. I don't really care that much about stand quality. I would like an hdmi port so I could hook up a console to it, but if there is no way to get around that horrible response time than forget it.


so it seems like maybe the Shimian QH270 would be a good choice...since they are all basically the same..


what do you think of this one : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sale-QH270-IPSBS-27-Monitor-5W-Speaker-advanced-model-than-QH270-Lite-/320882265870?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CA:3160
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Yes that model looks good. It has a good pixel perfect policy and although I can't comment on the speakers, they are an added value.

GL with your purchase and I know you will be amazed by the wonderful world of 1440p. (just fyi sli 680s is perfect for this setup)
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thanks for the help +rep
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ahh there is also this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/221068918740?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

pixel perfect AND tempered glass...cheaper too.... there are too many choices haha
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I would pay a little more and get it from a more reputable seller, like AW or dream-seller.
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I would pay a little more and get it from a more reputable seller, like AW or dream-seller.

well my first linked one is from ta_planet I thought he was pretty reputable...
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