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Well after countless hours reading up on these monitors and coming to the conclusion like everyone has already stated many times over that the Qnix and Xstar are the same panel just different names, I pulled the trigger. I found dreamseller has a run on the Xstar Matte versions for $279, I couldnt resist the temptation any longer. I also decided to add the square trade 3yr warranty for $41.99, not bad for $320 total, even if I dont get a full 120 overclock on it I will be satisfied if it doesnt have dead pixels. Now I need to decide to keep my 27" samsung 1080p and set it off to the side or just sell it...decisions decisions.
 
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Well after countless hours reading up on these monitors and coming to the conclusion like everyone has already stated many times over that the Qnix and Xstar are the same panel just different names, I pulled the trigger. I found dreamseller has a run on the Xstar Matte versions for $279, I couldnt resist the temptation any longer. I also decided to add the square trade 3yr warranty for $41.99, not bad for $320 total, even if I dont get a full 120 overclock on it I will be satisfied if it doesnt have dead pixels. Now I need to decide to keep my 27" samsung 1080p and set it off to the side or just sell it...decisions decisions.

Once you see the Xstar i'm tipping you will sell the samsung.. and grab another Xstar or Qnix if you need a 2nd monitor lol.
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I'm wondering why the glossy versions are priced higher than the matte with some sellers. I already have the QNIX matte/semi gloss version which looks good btw. I wanted to buy a glossy one first, but the matte was cheaper and they were being offered as perfect pixel.
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I'm wondering why the glossy versions are priced higher than the matte with some sellers. I already have the QNIX matte/semi gloss version which looks good btw. I wanted to buy a glossy one first, but the matte was cheaper and they were being offered as perfect pixel.

IMO the glossy protective layer looks much clearer than the matte. Matt finish is going to look a little fuzzier than glossy.
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Once you see the Xstar i'm tipping you will sell the samsung.. and grab another Xstar or Qnix if you need a 2nd monitor lol.
I'm astonished how much you like these Korean monitors over the other branded monitors, having gone through so many before settling on these. Even without the overclocking, too, which you did only recently. Would you go into detail as to why you prefer these over all the other branded monitors? It would surely be interesting to read, given that these are cheaper, have practically no input lag, AND overclock.

I have a Qnix myself but have no other branded 1440p monitors to compare to but based on what I see in front of me, a beautiful display that responded well to hardware calibration.
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I'm astonished how much you like these Korean monitors over the other branded monitors, having gone through so many before settling on these. Even without the overclocking, too, which you did only recently. Would you go into detail as to why you prefer these over all the other branded monitors? It would surely be interesting to read, given that these are cheaper, have practically no input lag, AND overclock.

I have a Qnix myself but have no other branded 1440p monitors to compare to but based on what I see in front of me, a beautiful display that responded well to hardware calibration.

cheaper, have practically no input lag, AND overclock. I think thats all the info anyone needs. I mean I just sold my crossover 27Q so I could run this QNIX at 120Hz. Same type of panel technology as LG, reliable, from what I've been reading no problems with video board or led driver, overclockable to 120Hz, cheapest. (QNIX) The reason why these smaller korean companies are the way to go is because they are the same panels DELL, HP, LG and Apple cinema use for a third of the price. The only difference is the video board kit manufacture which all are made in korea anyways. They are all made overseas. Really smart to what they did. Basically design their own bezel, chassis, stand, buy the panel and find a manufacture that makes a video board kit compatible with the panel (led driver, video board and osd with cabling included) Monitors don't take much time to assemble either esspecially if every cable is included and you dont have to spend time crimping pins, making lvds cables etc.
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Hi there, do the Radeon R9 290X cards work well with the Qnix monitors at 96+Hz?


Cheers, trying to decide on the R9 290X or a GTX 780 classified


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cheaper, have practically no input lag, AND overclock. I think thats all the info anyone needs. I mean I just sold my crossover 27Q so I could run this QNIX at 120Hz. Same type of panel technology as LG, reliable, from what I've been reading no problems with video board or led driver, overclockable to 120Hz, cheapest. (QNIX) The reason why these smaller korean companies are the way to go is because they are the same panels DELL, HP, LG and Apple cinema use for a third of the price. The only difference is the video board kit manufacture which all are made in korea anyways. They are all made overseas. Really smart to what they did. Basically design their own bezel, chassis, stand, buy the panel and find a manufacture that makes a video board kit compatible with the panel (led driver, video board and osd with cabling included) Monitors don't take much time to assemble either esspecially if every cable is included and you dont have to spend time crimping pins, making lvds cables etc.
I did think, when writing that, that I basically covered 90% of the answer to my question LOL

Think is, he seems more of a color nut (I became one a while ago), so it seems his fascination stems from other areas as well, as before he even overclocked, it was a keeper.

These sellers are obviously on to a big thing, and when 4K becomes mainstream, I hope they're still there to give us the same fantastic deals and maybe even be the first to offer 4K 120Hz. But with the current trends I bet this time around it would be a standard thing to do anyways.
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I did think, when writing that, that I basically covered 90% of the answer to my question LOL

Think is, he seems more of a color nut (I became one a while ago), so it seems his fascination stems from other areas as well, as before he even overclocked, it was a keeper.

These sellers are obviously on to a big thing, and when 4K becomes mainstream, I hope they're still there to give us the same fantastic deals and maybe even be the first to offer 4K 120Hz. But with the current trends I bet this time around it would be a standard thing to do anyways.

Yeah, your right, i'm a nut when it comes to any tv/monitor. I sent my girlfriend nuts with me before i got the spyder elite lol. I honestly bought the Qnix with low expectations, just hoping. I have come to the conclusion that i either had a really bad asus pb278q or i have a really good Qnix. Also the only other monitor which i was satisfied with out of about the last 10 i have had in the past 12 months was the dell s2240l which is also glossy and tempered glass, i liked them so much i bought 3 for eyefinity but with monitors being the way they are the quality control on them was terrible and literally all 3 were different sizes and the first 1 i got was better than the rest and a single 22 incher was just to small for my setup.

So to answer the question, for me it's a combination of the glossy and tempered glass, the black levels are great which i have had issues with nearly every other monitor including the asus with details being crushed in dark areas making it impossible for battlefield etc, the colors are great when calibrated, it's 1440p obviously , 1080p on this looks substantially better than on the asus as well, and the 96hz doesn't hurt either. Honestly i expected this performance from the asus.

It's early sunday morning and i haven't slept lol so i'm sorry if i rambled on or it didn't make sense, from my experience your not missing anything over owning a asus, i haven't seen the dell 1440p in action or the samsung but i THINK the samsung is a glossy tempered glass using this panel so it would look nearly identical i would imagine.
Edited by mboner1 - 11/16/13 at 4:01pm
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Yeah, your right, i'm a nut when it comes to any tv/monitor. I sent my girlfriend nuts with me before i got the spyder elite lol. I honestly bought the Qnix with low expectations, just hoping. I have come to the conclusion that i either had a really bad asus pb278q or i have a really good Qnix. Also the only other monitor which i was satisfied with out of about the last 10 i have had in the past 12 months was the dell s2240l which is also glossy and tempered glass, i liked them so much i bought 3 for eyefinity but with monitors being the way they are the quality control on them was terrible and literally all 3 were different sizes and the first 1 i got was better than the rest and a single 22 incher was just to small for my setup.

So to answer the question, for me it's a combination of the glossy and tempered glass, the black levels are great which i have had issues with nearly every other monitor including the asus with details being crushed in dark areas making it impossible for battlefield etc, the colors are great when calibrated, it's 1440p obviously , 1080p on this looks substantially better than on the asus as well, and the 96hz doesn't hurt either. Honestly i expected this performance from the asus.

It's early sunday morning and i haven't slept lol so i'm sorry if i rambled on or it didn't make sense, from my experience your not missing anything over owning a asus, i haven't seen the dell 1440p in action or the samsung but i THINK the samsung is a glossy tempered glass using this panel so it would look nearly identical i would imagine.

Interesting... I was actually considering the PB278Q up till now, then thought about looking for a 1440p @ 120hz capable (or close) monitor and after reading up found that these monitors are rated amongst the highest quality of being able to do so.

I'm a huge fan of gloss as I've been sporting HP w2338h's x 4 for the past 4 years. No BLB and perfect blacks across them as well as nice colors. I'm looking to upgrade to a 27" and wondering which of these panels offers the best in gloss/color capabilities, as well as I hear they're guaranteed to at least hit 100hz which I'm sure the diff between 100 and 120 is barely noticeable vice 60/120.

Originally was going to go overlord but I hear better reviews here.

Also Tempered glass vs gloss? Or is it a combined thing or what's the difference?

What I"m doing with the monitors?

Gaming , editing, work , drawing ( comics / characters, other ) 3D , and other things.

Looking @ hooking them on this http://www.wsgf.org/products/freedom-wsgf-edition-ultimate-desk-stand horizontally of course.

Any info or suggestions on which QNIX brand to get would be greatly appreciated.
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