Originally Posted by theilya
I have just a few questions before I buy a monitor that maybe someone could help me with. I've tried reading through the thread a bit and the 1st page, but I am juust a little bit unsure of what's what and when spending so much I want to be 100% confident.
1. I have an AMD 7950 3GB right now it's overclocked to 1100 / 1525 with no problems although I've had it at 1200/1700 before fine with Shogun 2, artifacting in Skyrim.
Is this a good video card for this monitor? I know it's not the worlds best, but it's pretty powerful I think. I actually have 2 of these cards, but I haven't crossfired them yet as I was going to use the second for another build, but if I have to I might put it in mine and just use my old 560-Ti for the other. I assume 2x 7950 would be enough to do 1440p but how high could I expect to overclock the *Monitor* with my gpus still keeping up? I know no one can say for sure, but a rough estimate would be great. Ideally I would like to shoot for 96Hz refresh rate, but I'm doubtful whether my one 7950 could push that alone.
2. Qnix or X-Star?
I know they are essentially the same and it seems most people go for the QNIX. Is there any reason to go for one over the other, like recent quality control or anything?
3. Where to buy. I see 4 options.
$309.90 - GreenSum do they get hit with customs charges now? I remember seeing someone say something about them or AW getting hit.
$346.48 - Amazon (ECOMADE ARENA)
$350.84 - ipsledmonitors
$359.58 (5-15 day ship) or $369.58 for 3-5 day shipping from neofeel
What is the best option for me? I live in the US. Is it worth it to pay $41 more from ipsledmonitors? I can't get a good read on the shipping/return situation from GreenSum. Some people saying they want you to pay but you can talk them out of it or have to do something to get them to? I wouldn't mind paying a little more to ensure return shipping is free and easy and/or that my money is staying in the US, but is that big of a difference (13%) worth it? Is there any difference in the quality of panels between the two vendors? The newegg and amazon look too risky to me.
4. It seems like I will need to buy a new cable and probably mount I see the mounts, but everyone talking about the monoprice cable and I don't see a link for it?
5. Is that it? Am I missing anything?
I'm really looking forward to upgrading from my 27" Hanns G 1980x1200 LCD monitor. It's a good number of years old now and even though there is no BLB or dead pixels, everything just feels kind of dull and its a big thick clunky monitor.
Thanks for any help guys, I know I must be the 10000th person to ask these questions