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post #5781 of 25893
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Originally Posted by theilya View Post

Got mine of craigslist today.
Paid $200
no dead pixels or light bleed, but I get little line flicker at 120mhz.
Stable at 110

That is a major score for $200, nice work!

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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post

Anyone have trouble with games not responding to your overclock? Anything over 60 gives me horrible tearing!

If you're unsure as to whether the game is even utilizing your overclock, make sure you're creating your custom refresh rates using CRU as opposed to nVidia control panel or the AMD equivalent. Apparently EVGA Precision X is also able to lock refresh rates for games.
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Originally Posted by DyslexicChciken View Post

I just got my QNIX from IPSLEDmonitors.com. No dead pixels as far as I can say, and no light bleed at all. I definitely recommend IPSLEDmonitors.com, they have amazing customer service. Every time I sent them an email, they replied the same day a few hours later. They are honest saying that you will always have to expect dead pixels and told me that "perfect pixel" for ebay sellers are a gimmick to get more money.

Yes, the stand absolutely sucks. There is supposed to be a hole in the middle so the metal circular plug on the monitor would fit in, but instead the hole is skewed to the side, so the monitor wobbles on the stand.

Anyone know of a good stand and a guide for replacing the stand?

I just got a new problem, I got some hi resolution wallpapers to use for my QNIX, but it is not showing up when I set it as desktop background. Anyone know what is going on? They are not 2560X1440 wallapapers.

I purchased this one and am overall satisfied for the price: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C29QN8

You might be able to get it cheaper at monoprice as well.

Unsure about your background problem, depends on the OS. This is a decent site for dual monitor wallpapers (though also missing 1440p): http://www.mandolux.com/

edit: apparently mandolux no longer has a listing of archived wallpapers, bummer
Edited by sniggleface - 8/16/13 at 10:56pm
post #5782 of 25893
I'm having second thoughts about the matte version that I have. Does anyone think it's a mistake to sell it because the text isn't as sharp as my glossy panel? I don't know.... I stare at text a lot and I can tell the difference even though the glossy obviously still shows reflections since I sit next to a window. I was thinking about just getting the glossy version of the QNIX since the colors are much better than the IPS panels for sure.... Not sure what to do :/
post #5783 of 25893
Do you have a QNIX glossy version and the matte version, how were you able to tell the difference otherwise?

I wouldn't recommend glossy if there are a lot of lighting in your room. I can tell you that from working on glossy apple monitors at school. It really strains your eye. If you stare at the reflection for too long, you get a "visual after-effect" of the image, where when you look away, say at a white wall, you will see an after-image of the reflection. Best bet is for you to go to a computer store and compare matte and glossy monitors. The difference in colors between glossy and matte monitors aren't too different for me, so I chose the matte one.
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Continuing my good luck with Korean monitors, after my iRun was pixel perfect, my $280 glossy QNIX, currently sitting at 120hz, no back-light bleed or dead / stuck pixels. Haven't tested any higher, dont see the point, monitor is being pushed by 780 SLi
    
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post #5785 of 25893
Been having my X-star for a week now and am happy with it. At first I was very disappointed though: horrible blb over nearly half the screen. The tape fix helped a lot and now I only get minor bleed at the upper corners. Thanks for the tips!

Writting in word is brilliant, I can fit three pages on the screen at the same time, very helpfull when you have to cross reference to different sections. The colours are just amazing (I'm on a matte, but still) and playing games is a totally new experience. Because of the high pixel density you don't really need AA anymore.

My HD6970 2GB is struggling with native resolution in most modern games though, so I turn it down to 1200p (used to be on a 16:10, so I feel comfy with that) and it works like a charm.
For anyone wondering about GPU scaling with radeons and how to not stretch the image but center it in non-fullscreen: that option is greyed out by default in the driver. In order to be able to select it you have to first lower the resolution in windows, then go to the driver and tick the option, reset the resolution and as soon as you start a game with 1080p it will automatically switch into non-fullscreen, but with the surrounding areas blacked out.

Also very helpful for people using firefox and finding the fonts a little too small: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/no-small-text/
This add-on allows you to set a minimun font size that is applied to all browser texts. I have it set to 16 and it is very comfortable to read. No more zooming out every time!
post #5786 of 25893
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My HD6970 2GB is struggling with native resolution in most modern games though, so I turn it down to 1200p (used to be on a 16:10, so I feel comfy with that) and it works like a charm.
For anyone wondering about GPU scaling with radeons and how to not stretch the image but center it in non-fullscreen: that option is greyed out by default in the driver. In order to be able to select it you have to first lower the resolution in windows, then go to the driver and tick the option, reset the resolution and as soon as you start a game with 1080p it will automatically switch into non-fullscreen, but with the surrounding areas blacked out.

Have you tried overclocking it? I'm pretty sure if you are prepared to give up some eye candy in game, and overclock it, you can consistently run at some very acceptable frames at 1440p. I personally use a single 7950 (overclocked to 1200/1450/1.2v) and although its certainly not pushing out 120 frames+ consistently in bf3, it can easily average 90 or so on the ground. I'm more of a air person though so I generally get 120+.

Point is, I don't think the 6970 is that much worse, it should at bare minimum be able to handle 1440p @ 60hz when OCd.
post #5787 of 25893
Actually it is a flashed 6950 smile.gif, with clock and memory @6970 so it is already reasonably overclocked. I might be able to push it even further if I'd fiddle with the Vcore, but I don't want to, the card is already running pretty hot and is loud as is. Yea, I might be able to run all games @1440p but I prefer to play with full details @1200p. Been playing Dishonored: TBW and it looks absolutely glorious on this screen!
Frostbite engine performs surprisingly well @1440p! Around 60fps with mostly everything cranked up. In Dead Space 3 (thank you humble bundle!) it performs even better I think.
post #5788 of 25893
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Originally Posted by theilya View Post

Got mine of craigslist today.
Paid $200
no dead pixels or light bleed, but I get little line flicker at 120mhz.
Stable at 110

Wow. I always tell myself to check CL regularly and never do.
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Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

Man i wish i could run my monitor at 120MHz. It would kick lightboost's butt and likely even be better than CRT. I am only at 120hz rolleyes.gif

Seriously even running at 1Mhz refresh would be just crazy drool.gif

C'mon dude. I usually think your snarkiness is warranted but this was just a typo most like. Hey I'm jealous of his CL score too. tongue.gif
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Been having my X-star for a week now and am happy with it. At first I was very disappointed though: horrible blb over nearly half the screen. The tape fix helped a lot and now I only get minor bleed at the upper corners. Thanks for the tips!

The colours are just amazing (I'm on a matte, but still) and playing games is a totally new experience. Because of the high pixel density you don't really need AA anymore.

My HD6970 2GB is struggling with native resolution in most modern games though, so I turn it down to 1200p (used to be on a 16:10, so I feel comfy with that) and it works like a charm.

Cool that the tape mod worked well for you; did you find it at all difficult to remove the metal frame? Agreed re. the color...but not re. AA. Granted I need less now but surely not none. But this is of course mostly subjective both to personal pref and what one plays. Also interesting that you are having good results at 1200P; I thought the general consensus was that anything below 1440 looked far inferior to running that lower res natively on a different display. At least with 1080P.
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In Dead Space 3 (thank you humble bundle!) it performs even better I think.

Indeed! Haven't downloaded DS 3 yet but this bundle was a total score. Burnout Paradise is actually really fun too. I gave away Mirror's Edge as I already have it. Still have a Dead Space key if anyone wants it.
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Anyone have trouble with games not responding to your overclock? Anything over 60 gives me horrible tearing!

What games are you playing? No tearing here.
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You should only get tearing when you are pushing many MORE frames per sec than your refresh rate. So that's strange offhand (unless I'm missing something or you are only playing Farmville).
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