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Originally Posted by bloodr0se View Post

I thought the bottom-right port on the 3rd screenshot down was dual-link DVI. That's exactly what the port on my card looks like anyway but the plug on the DL-DVI cable looks like a male version of the DVI port at the top (if that makes sense).

I wonder if an updated BIOS for the card could help with that, it seems quite weird to me.

With regards to your other questions, I ordered mine from ExcellentCastle and the customs charges were around £17 (£10 of that was the courier "admin" fee). DHL sent me a text about that straight away and I'd already paid them online before the monitor even left Incheon.

I have purchased the ST warranty for it as well and submitted the receipt with no problem but obviously I haven't needed to claim on it yet and hopefully won't ever need to at all.

I've had a look around, there's no BIOS update or anything to change it to a dual link port, it seems to be a hardware limitation. Time to sell them I think! frown.gif Anyone want them? biggrin.gif

Seems like you got pretty low customs charges - did excellentcastle mark your monitor as a gift with a certain value? Haven't heard anything from DHL yet...

Have been hearing some good things about SquareTrade, so I Think I'll pick up the warranty once the monitor gets here.
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I've had a look around, there's no BIOS update or anything to change it to a dual link port, it seems to be a hardware limitation. Time to sell them I think! frown.gif Anyone want them? biggrin.gif

Seems like you got pretty low customs charges - did excellentcastle mark your monitor as a gift with a certain value? Haven't heard anything from DHL yet...

Have been hearing some good things about SquareTrade, so I Think I'll pick up the warranty once the monitor gets here.

I would test it out with those cards first man. Just doesn't sound right, i mean the dual link dvi port is right there lol. Not saying that review is wrong, but i would sure double check before selling them off at a loss.

Not a fan of the msi 7970's tho. Had 1, it was trash.
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I would test it out with those cards first man. Just doesn't sound right, i mean the dual link dvi port is right there lol. Not saying that review is wrong, but i would sure double check before selling them off at a loss.

Not a fan of the msi 7970's tho. Had 1, it was trash.

Aye, I'll give it a go before I sell them. However putting "7970 lightning dual link DVI" into Google comes up with nothing but reviewers and customers complaining about the lack of dual link DVI on the card. Bit of a silly decision from MSI...
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I've had a look around, there's no BIOS update or anything to change it to a dual link port, it seems to be a hardware limitation. Time to sell them I think! frown.gif Anyone want them? biggrin.gif

Seems like you got pretty low customs charges - did excellentcastle mark your monitor as a gift with a certain value? Haven't heard anything from DHL yet...

Have been hearing some good things about SquareTrade, so I Think I'll pick up the warranty once the monitor gets here.

I've PM'd you.

+1 on testing the cards before getting rid of them. They're really modern cards and the idea that they wouldn't work with this monitor due to some manufacturing flaw doesn't sound quite right. Worst case is that you can always try to sell them on later anyway. Maybe just try one first as well without the CrossFire.
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That is really strange regards the Msi 7970 connection, I had crossfire 7870 and they have dual link dvi.
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I've PM'd you.

+1 on testing the cards before getting rid of them. They're really modern cards and the idea that they wouldn't work with this monitor due to some manufacturing flaw doesn't sound quite right. Worst case is that you can always try to sell them on later anyway. Maybe just try one first as well without the CrossFire.

I should have gone straight to the MSI website to begin with. The cards definitely only have single link DVI ports.

http://uk.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-Lightning.html
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Just another question. If I overclock it to 110Hz I can actually do that but when switched on I get some buzzing then go away. Do i risk damaging it or don't I have to worry about the buzzing sound and just leave it at 110Hz?
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I should have gone straight to the MSI website to begin with. The cards definitely only have single link DVI ports.

http://uk.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-Lightning.html

Dependant on your own personal preferences then I guess you have two choices. Sell them and get a new card (or cards) now before your monitor arrives from Korea or wait to test them but risk possibly waiting an extra day or two if the cards don't work and you need to buy an alternative.

Fortunately DHL usually deliver the monitors from Seoul to the UK major cities in 3-4 days.
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FYI, buy.com is giving 20x cashback today. So if you buy the QNIX for $329 from here -> http://www.rakuten.com/prod/qnix-qx2710-led-evolution-ll-matte-screen-27-2560x1440-samsung-pls/256201243.html , you will get over $65 in buy.com bucks to spend as you wish. I am very very tempted to pull the trigger on that. I don't see any warranty details though. I'm assuming standard 1 year warranty?

Oh yeah, plus another $16.xx for using my Discover card! smile.gif
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So after some discussion w/ another last night pulled the trigger on a brand new X Star off amazon for about 360$ From what I"m told QNIX/XSTAR the DP2170 is the same model and I got the gloss one. Should be arriving in less than 2 days apparently o__o crazyness since it's coming from Korea.

Gonna test this baby out w/ my Titans and see how she goes, if I like it I'll grab 2 more biggrin.gif
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