Originally Posted by chiknnwatrmln
Considering buying a Korean monitor, have a few questions though.
Does brand matter? Other than the bezel and warranty, they are all the same panels, no? So that would mean same OC chance, same quality, etc, correct?
I ask because I found a Monex monitor for $310, this is the pixel perfect version also. The closest Qnix was $330 for the pixel perfect. The only differences I can tell are the bezel and stand. The panels are the same as far as I can tell.
Lastly, does the monitor's mainboard affect OC'ing? And do the different manufacturers use different mainboards? Thanks for any info.
Yes the PCB/mainboard has a major effect the Single input (DVI-D) are the only reliable OC boards right now in a PLS panel for $300-$350. QNIX and X-Star are identical and the Monex is not overclockable as watagump stated above ...
As of today these are the 2 cheapest sources available with stock ...
1) $299 - [Tempered Glass] X-STAR DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel
2) $325 -[Matte] FREE EXPRESS X-STAR DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Monitor
Or you could bid on this one ... starting @ $299.98
New "Ultimate Perfect Pixel" Qnix 27" QX2710 Evolution II Slim 2560x1440 Monitor
As far as Pixel Perfect goes ... I'm from the SpartanF8/menacingtuba school of thought ... search their posts on PP
Originally Posted by MingoDynasty
I took the monitor apart and I think I have narrowed down the problem to the pcb (not the pcb on the screen itself). It seems to be incredibly finicky in order to power the pcb up. The audio does not work either, which leads me to think the pcb is the problem.
When the pcb does power up and turn on, the audio only plays for 1-2 seconds then cuts out, and then the power led turns into blinking blue. Pressing the power button to turn it off, then pressing the power button to turn it back on will repeat that scenario (audio plays for 1-2 seconds before cutting out).
Well tl;dr I guess my monitor is dead and I'll have to spend $350 on another Qnix
Next time I'll get the 3 year warranty...
1st try contacting your supplier and have them send you a new PCB board, probably for free, and replace it ...
Also maybe your power brick is going bad, although when they fail they usually completely fail Edited by TomcatV - 3/15/14 at 4:17pm