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I was thinking about buying on now that it's $260. Is the stand easy to remove tho? Because I want to mount it on my monitor arm. Thanks.

If prying the case open (flat head screwdriver or other proper plastic tools) and unscrewing two bolts is easy to you, then yes. tongue.gif
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If prying the case open (flat head screwdriver or other proper plastic tools) and unscrewing two bolts is easy to you, then yes. tongue.gif

Isn't that just for the Qnix ones? I though the X-Star one was different?
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Would you guys recommend picking up an x-star from dreamseller for someone who already has a 60hz 1440p korean monitor but wants to upgrade to a 120hz one? or is that too random/luck of the draw to bank on?
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That is a major score for $200, nice work!
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.
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

I tried CRU and it NEVER inserts it into Nvidias control panel or windows....
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I'd agree that anything below 1440p would look terrible as long as you stretch that image to full panel size and make the monitor interpolate the pixels. However, I don't do that, I give up some of the panel space when using something called "use centered timings" in the Catalyst Control Center image scaling options. It makes the game play in a quasi-window mode, but borderless and with black backround. So it is like playing in native 1200p.

Ah right. Forgot about that as never done it.
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Isn't that just for the Qnix ones? I though the X-Star one was different?

Conflicting reports on this. I saw someone claim no screws inside the X-Star so it could just be pulled out but then another guy said his was in fact screwed in. It's really easy regardless. Removing the frame from the panel to do the tape mod is where it can start to get delicate...
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Would you guys recommend picking up an x-star from dreamseller for someone who already has a 60hz 1440p korean monitor but wants to upgrade to a 120hz one? or is that too random/luck of the draw to bank on?

Have you tried 120hz before? Did you enjoy it? If you answered yes and feel that 120hz is worth the effort, then yes, I would definitely do it. You'll obviously need to sell your current one/buy a brand new PLS one, which, in the process, you will lose around $100. Generally speaking, its a luck of draw beyond 96hz.

In terms of the luck behind it, more than 98% of people who get these monitors do 96hz without problems, beyond that is a matter of luck. Some people manage up to 110, others 115, with the current best being 139 I believe. The question is, however, do you need the extra Hz beyond 96Hz? 96Hz is already a HUGE upgrade from 60Hz, and unless you have extensively used 120hz or beyond that for quite some time beforehand, and are used to how smooth it is, you will virtually see no difference between the two.
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Have you tried 120hz before? Did you enjoy it? If you answered yes and feel that 120hz is worth the effort, then yes, I would definitely do it. You'll obviously need to sell your current one/buy a brand new PLS one, which, in the process, you will lose around $100. Generally speaking, its a luck of draw beyond 96hz.

In terms of the luck behind it, more than 98% of people who get these monitors do 96hz without problems, beyond that is a matter of luck. Some people manage up to 110, others 115, with the current best being 139 I believe. The question is, however, do you need the extra Hz beyond 96Hz? 96Hz is already a HUGE upgrade from 60Hz, and unless you have extensively used 120hz or beyond that for quite some time beforehand, and are used to how smooth it is, you will virtually see no difference between the two.

There is a bit of a difference but it is not going to be a deal breaker between 96hz and 120hz. I would have still sold my crossover and gotten a Qnix. I have gotten mine to 153hz(a line here and there) now and i can say that anything over 120hz just doesn't seem like a worth while improvement and it is completely undetectable by t he naked eye. You can definitely see the difference when doing a benchmark like the UFO motion tests but that is really it. Like you said it is almost certain that will get 96hz and likely you can do about 108, past that is luck of the draw and how much effort you put into working with all the variables involved to get the best stability thus the best overclock.

Coming from a Korean IPS panel i can say even at 60hz this panel was worth it(to sell the crossover and buy the Qnix)
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Originally Posted by genidoi View Post

Have you tried 120hz before? Did you enjoy it? If you answered yes and feel that 120hz is worth the effort, then yes, I would definitely do it. You'll obviously need to sell your current one/buy a brand new PLS one, which, in the process, you will lose around $100. Generally speaking, its a luck of draw beyond 96hz.

In terms of the luck behind it, more than 98% of people who get these monitors do 96hz without problems, beyond that is a matter of luck. Some people manage up to 110, others 115, with the current best being 139 I believe. The question is, however, do you need the extra Hz beyond 96Hz? 96Hz is already a HUGE upgrade from 60Hz, and unless you have extensively used 120hz or beyond that for quite some time beforehand, and are used to how smooth it is, you will virtually see no difference between the two.

Thanks, ya I've used 120hz a lot in the past but switched to a 60hz 1440p because I wanted a higher reso. Now that I'm getting back more in to "competitive" games I miss my 120hz. So If I buy one of these monitors it's specifically just to get a 120 (or close to) hz monitor
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Thanks, ya I've used 120hz a lot in the past but switched to a 60hz 1440p because I wanted a higher reso. Now that I'm getting back more in to "competitive" games I miss my 120hz. So If I buy one of these monitors it's specifically just to get a 120 (or close to) hz monitor

In that case, definitely go for it. 120hz @ 1440p gaming is out of this world!
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There is a bit of a difference but it is not going to be a deal breaker between 96hz and 120hz. I would have still sold my crossover and gotten a Qnix. I have gotten mine to 153hz(a line here and there) now and i can say that anything over 120hz just doesn't seem like a worth while improvement and it is completely undetectable by t he naked eye. You can definitely see the difference when doing a benchmark like the UFO motion tests but that is really it. Like you said it is almost certain that will get 96hz and likely you can do about 108, past that is luck of the draw and how much effort you put into working with all the variables involved to get the best stability thus the best overclock.

Coming from a Korean IPS panel i can say even at 60hz this panel was worth it(to sell the crossover and buy the Qnix)

Yeah, if you get used to 120hz, 96hz can definitely seem choppier. 153 is really impressive though, what kind of pixel clock do you have to get that high?
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In that case, definitely go for it. 120hz @ 1440p gaming is out of this world!
Yeah, if you get used to 120hz, 96hz can definitely seem choppier. 153 is really impressive though, what kind of pixel clock do you have to get that high?

153hz = 645mhz @ default timings. Warm cable!
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