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Yeah, while somewhat subjective and can depend on GPU horsepower too, I fully disagree about the OC being "the point". The high res and real estate is the point. The OC is just butter.
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Originally Posted by junkrok View Post

That looks like the screen tearing I get on mine. However, I think another cable is worth a shot, also if you have another GPU to connect it to that would tell you a lot as well.
I disagree, people are willing to pay more for no dead pixels and minimal BLB. I think that's the main thing holding people back from buying one. He could actually sell it for more if it were guaranteed, many have said they would pay $100 more just for that kind of service on these. I actually stopped OCing mine, the image retention was becoming annoying and 96Hz didn't provide a significant difference.

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How is the monoprice zero-g any better? It's just a re-badged shimian and has a "5-dead pixel warranty", bad advice.

5 dead pixel warranty over a year, meaning they won't cover the exchange past 30 days if dead pixels appear over time. You can return it for exchange no questions asked within the 30 days. I got one on a Massdrop a few months ago. The ones sold there are guaranteed pixel perfect Apparently Monoprice checks them all before shipping and almost nobody had a dead pixel. The couple that did, got exchanges right away. From my understanding, the guy who organized the Massdrop found that Monoprice checks all their monitors for dead pixels even though they don't advertise it.

It's debatable if it's better or not. If you don't want to OC and don't mind glossy, $350 is a good price for an included warranty and 30 day hassle free return. Unless you can think of a better deal? I personally prefer the QNIX but I want to OC so I'm biased
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

Yeah, while somewhat subjective and can depend on GPU horsepower too, I fully disagree about the OC being "the point". The high res and real estate is the point. The OC is just butter.

I guess you're right, but when I got this monitor it was $280. Now they range from $320-350. At that price, there are other options. Just sayin...
post #7114 of 25923
OC is kind of the point for these QNIX/XStar monitors - lets be honest, these are not the most sexy looking monitors, and have pretty garbage build quality. If I didnt care about OCing - the new CrossOvers Blacktune or Shimian Lite Edges are much better
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The new Achieva and Crossover appear to have QC issues, one of the ebay sellers flat out told me not to buy one. The QNIX is still the lowest price and while the OC is not guaranteed on everyone's setup its more of a nice feature. In other words people would still be buying the QNIX even if it didn't have any potential to OC.

I'm curious how much of the OC capability is the monitor's doing and how much of it depends on the GPU, cable, timings etc. Seems like the majority of us connect it to one machine and assume the monitor is the limiting factor.
post #7116 of 25923
QC issues?
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The new Achieva and Crossover appear to have QC issues, one of the ebay sellers flat out told me not to buy one. The QNIX is still the lowest price and while the OC is not guaranteed on everyone's setup its more of a nice feature. In other words people would still be buying the QNIX even if it didn't have any potential to OC.

I'm curious how much of the OC capability is the monitor's doing and how much of it depends on the GPU, cable, timings etc. Seems like the majority of us connect it to one machine and assume the monitor is the limiting factor.

I agree, it might be worthwhile to add that as a field in the table on page 1
post #7118 of 25923
These monitors are fantastic investments. I would have to say that even with back light bleeding issues and without the ability to OC, it's still a fantastic investment. If you are anywhere near capable of taking things apart, you can fix the back light bleeding. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to remove the panel from the plastic casing or remove the metal bezel from the LCD display panel. It's really not hard at all and it fixes 99% of BLB issues.

If you are hesitant about buying one, don't be. However, if you get those solid lines, return it. Get another one. If that one has back light bleeding, fix it. Take the gamble. It only took me an hour to fix mine and I was back up and running.
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Fantastic investment indeed and I still don't agree about teh "importance" of the OC. I've been at 60 Hz for most of the time I've had it; personally can't even really tell much diff at higher Hz frankly but I also only have a single 7950 at present (mini-itx for now). I wanted a large higher res screen with great color and IQ and no dead pixels without paying an arm and a leg to a large OEM. And the Monoprice or Microcenter ones have junk panels. Before these PLS hit I was probably just gonna go Shimian even though they were ~$400. So glad I didn't have to "QC issues" or not.

And what "other options" at $350? 1080P Lightboost TN? No thanks.
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Fantastic investment indeed and I still don't agree about teh "importance" of the OC. I've been at 60 Hz for most of the time I've had it; personally can't even really tell much diff at higher Hz frankly but I also only have a single 7950 at present (mini-itx for now). I wanted a large higher res screen with great color and IQ and no dead pixels without paying an arm and a leg to a large OEM. And the Monoprice or Microcenter ones have junk panels. Before these PLS hit I was probably just gonna go Shimian even though they were ~$400. So glad I didn't have to "QC issues" or not.

And what "other options" at $350? 1080P Lightboost TN? No thanks.


Have you really tried OCing?
Even from 60 to 96hz moving the mouse around or grab a window and move it around, the difference is very obvious and much more at 120 hz.
In any case, I agree with you...this is a great deal no matter how you look at it.
I am going to man up and open mine to fix the BLB. I hope I dont kill a pixel doing so lol
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