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post #10171 of 25888
I have a small story to tell, but here's some background information on the screen.

Bought from green-sum on eBay for $299 USD ($340 AUD is what I paid).
Bought glossy version because it was $20 cheaper than the matte version which is what I wanted originally.

Overclocked to 115hz, I get scan lines at 120.

SO anyway, after two days of owning this awesome monitor the glass slid down. So from the outside there's the bezel first, then a glass layer, and then the naked screen.
The glass slid down and I could see the double sided sticky tape on the screen!

So I dismantled the monitor (very easy thanks to the guy who had those youtube videos. seriously thank you a lot you saved my ass) and just took out the glass. I put it back together and now because the bare screen is matte, it's basically a matte screen.

Because I had a glossy screen, with the curtains open I could not see **** if I was looking at a dark background (especially when play black light retribution).
Now with the glass removed it's basically the same as my matte samsung BX2450 and I think I've just saved myself $20.

TLDR; I think the only difference between matte and glossy is a panel of glass.
post #10172 of 25888
So i found myself in this situation...
I like my qnix and all, but i'm now facing a dilemma. Since the colors can only be calibrated by software, i'm suffering from nvidias inability to fix the issue of not forcing ICC profiles in fullscreen applications (games) for years now (ofc i only found out the hard way).

So now I face the decision to either switch back to my Dell u2913wm (and lose the vertical res, which i have come to appreciate + gain some input lag - i'm going to test it today when home from work, but i think it's pretty bad on the dell, at least it the game "hard reset"), switch gpu to amd (and lose shadowplay), play in windowed fullscreen (if permitted by the application) and put up with screen tearing, or finally just put up with ****ty colors in games. And you wouldn't believe how crappy for example planetside2 looks without calibrated colors :-(. Any advice guyze?

also, the plastic frame housing has a really big gap in the middle on the lower side. do i have to disassemble to fix this? (or is it fixable only by disassembly and reassembly at all?)
post #10173 of 25888
for those looking to buy from "storewithstory" (which was the cheapest at least when I was looking) I can only say go for it. I ordered a pixel perfect qnix for 329$ (he had a no bright pixel and max. 2 dead pixels at sides and none in center policy at that time which is better then most others)

He sent me a message asking if it was ok to send a glossy, because it was not specified in the description. After that he kept me up to date about when the packet was sent. It got stuck in the customs department because they said the invoice was missing, but 1 message and 4 hours later I had a new invoice in my mail. After I received the packet it was also clear that an invoice WAS attached, but it was partly in korean and the customs department ignored it so this was for sure not the fautl of storewithstory.

the screen I got had no dead pixels, some backlight bleeding but it is only really noticeable in the bottom right corner. I will try the tape fix later on. it overclocked straight to 96Hz with no problems. 120 Hz I had a few wavering lines, but I only tried it shortly. The only other "disadvantage" is that it is very bright, but with some more research for a good color profile that can be fixed.
post #10174 of 25888
Question about the color profiles you guys are using -

I'm running my monitor at 110hz as I get the red scan lines on occasion if I try to run it at 120, is there any problem with running the other ICC Profiles that are listed at 96/100hz or should I just go through and try to make my own?
post #10175 of 25888
color profiles are all quite subjective. Find one you like for color sharpness/brightness/... on your screen in your room. As far as I understand all the Hz matters for in the color profiles is that the colors get distorted a bit differently on different framerates. Your colors might be off a bit, but it should work.
post #10176 of 25888
Well I just recieved an import duties tax from FedEx today, $20.45. I am located in the USA so I dont understand this, plenty of phone calls will be made today. For reference I ordered an Xstar from dreamseller, and have had the monitor in my possesion for 2 weeks.
 
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post #10177 of 25888
Hello everyone.

This is Peedge.

I am likely one of the newest members on this site.

I am awaiting delivery of a QX2710 from green-sum and this seems like the right place to be hanging out.

Its great to meet you all!
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Hello everyone.

This is Peedge.

I am likely one of the newest members on this site.

I am awaiting delivery of a QX2710 from green-sum and this seems like the right place to be hanging out.

Its great to meet you all!


Good day to you Peedge!!! thumb.gif
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post #10179 of 25888
So what is the consensus on the tempered glass?
Mine said glossy, but green-sum confirmed it is glossy with tempered glass.

Do I want to remove the glass?
post #10180 of 25888
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Originally Posted by skuko View Post

So i found myself in this situation...
I like my qnix and all, but i'm now facing a dilemma. Since the colors can only be calibrated by software, i'm suffering from nvidias inability to fix the issue of not forcing ICC profiles in fullscreen applications (games) for years now (ofc i only found out the hard way).

So now I face the decision to either switch back to my Dell u2913wm (and lose the vertical res, which i have come to appreciate + gain some input lag - i'm going to test it today when home from work, but i think it's pretty bad on the dell, at least it the game "hard reset"), switch gpu to amd (and lose shadowplay), play in windowed fullscreen (if permitted by the application) and put up with screen tearing, or finally just put up with ****ty colors in games. And you wouldn't believe how crappy for example planetside2 looks without calibrated colors :-(. Any advice guyze?

also, the plastic frame housing has a really big gap in the middle on the lower side. do i have to disassemble to fix this? (or is it fixable only by disassembly and reassembly at all?)
Happens with AMD too. It's a DirectX11 game issue where the gamma ramp is reset by a fullscreen game. Use CPKeeper to force profiles on in fullscreen games. It was just asked a page or two ago.
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