Originally Posted by Psychohack
I am still thinking about these monitors. I have put another best offer out there. So far the response on those is dismal. They knock less than $5 off on a counteroffer for a pixel perfect (that many say is a scam). I put the offers on pixel perfect models just above what you can buy the regular one for. Still waiting on another response.....I figure if they aren't really doing anything for the pixel perfect anyway, you would think they might consider the best offers or give a better counteroffer....
Anyway, Micro Center (local) has more stock of the Asus PB278Q 27inch 2560x1440 now. They were out last Friday. I can get one of these for $499 plus tax and not deal with any of this Korean BS and return for any reason by simply driving over there. I would also have a normal warranty, better stand, more inputs, etc. Basically a couple hundred dollars more.....
So, do these Korean models look any better than the ASUS and is the overclock ability worth the hassles? Is the Samsung panel nicer looking?
If you take the extra $200 out of the equation, which would you get? Qnix/X-star vs. ASUS with no consideration to the price??
Same panel I believe between the 2.
You're asking in a biased thread, but I'll give you a general answer.
1) Multiple inputs are there for those that have no other means of 1 specific, so vs gotta have because vs just need this.
2) Panels of the PB278Q are relative to the Xstar/QNIX so you're saving money 289$ vs 500$ (normally 600) so 200$
3) no OSD on screen for calibration but this can be done via software
4) Ebay no hassle return so just like store return you can send it back, just wait a bit longer for ebay.
5) Still curious where the OC phrase came from as you're just increasing the signal rate as these have a separate control box in them that allow a higher refresh rate in which you're telling your video card to send to. That being said, 99% of these from what's been seen online and in this thread, have the ability to hit 96-100hz out of box with no issues, after which is still a high % at least 80+ for hitting 120 and above. Though @ 96/100 people have claimed to see no difference.
So save 200$ and gain the ability of 1440p w/ a higher refresh rate?
or pay 200$ more and stick with 60hz, the refresh rate is the main selling point of these monitors, as well as the lower price for buying roughly the same model, without the extra bells and whistles.
If refresh rate is no matter and you want peace of mind and prefer availability offline, then PB278Q may be for you, I'd still get this monitor anyways due to the savings, only because I'm doing surround and the difference of 600$ is more noticable vs 200$ and I could buy another titan easily with that money.
Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by jim2point0
Hey! Potentially n00b question here. But is there any benefit to overclocking a monitor to 120hz if you generally can't get games to run much faster than 60 FPS?
60 FPS has always been my maximum framerate to target because it feels perfect for me. I've been surprised by all the hype around overclocking to 120hz since I discovered this monitor.
Unless you're running outdated hardware or maxing out every single setting possible, you should be easily able to hit more than 60fps in just about any game, with regards to BF4 and 1 - 2 other titles requiring lower settings or more powerful hardware. What game are you having issues with? All mine run at whatever refresh rate I set it too. I preferably run Tombraider @ 100fps as it's gorgeous, but have tested it up to 130 fps as well on 130hz.Edited by LunaP - 12/19/13 at 11:51am