Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Need advice on choosing a 27" monitor (2560x1440 res)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need advice on choosing a 27" monitor (2560x1440 res)

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have been wanting to pick up a 1440p monitor for some time now, but I honestly don't know where to begin! It will be used primarily for gaming and schoolwork (when gaming permits haha). Ideally, I would like to keep the budget below $500. I would also like to have a quick response time so that ghosting won't be a problem. I've heard so much about the Korean panels, but I am wary about making the purchase without any warranty.

I found this monitor that looked similar to the Korean ones but is from monoprice. I like the style, but these aren't the A+ panels that go into the Dell ultrasharps and stuff. Anyways, I'm hoping that downsizing from surround 120hz monitors is a good choice for me! Any input will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again!!
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 
Bump
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Check out the Korean PLS monitors. Just ordered one due to reports that they overclock.

Personally though, if you have the horsepower to do 3d surround, I would stick with it.

All the korean monitors are a gamble so it's up to you if the risk is worth it.

Monoprice and the Auria (Microcenter model) have warranty if you want that. They're basically the same Korean monitors with an American front.

Good luck either way!

Currently doing the 1440p route but miss my 3dvision.
Main Rig
(17 items)
 
*Not so* Main Rig
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k Asus Maximus Gene-Z Zotac 970 32 gig (4x8gig) Cosair Dominator 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
KeyboardPowerCase
U9BL Cosair 750 TX CoolerMaster 690 II 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(17 items)
 
*Not so* Main Rig
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k Asus Maximus Gene-Z Zotac 970 32 gig (4x8gig) Cosair Dominator 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
KeyboardPowerCase
U9BL Cosair 750 TX CoolerMaster 690 II 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilferret View Post

Check out the Korean PLS monitors. Just ordered one due to reports that they overclock.

Personally though, if you have the horsepower to do 3d surround, I would stick with it.

All the korean monitors are a gamble so it's up to you if the risk is worth it.

Monoprice and the Auria (Microcenter model) have warranty if you want that. They're basically the same Korean monitors with an American front.

Good luck either way!

Currently doing the 1440p route but miss my 3dvision.

Thanks for the reply! I do enjoy my surround a whole bunch, but don't often use 3D anymore. Enjoy your new monitor!!
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
Anomaly
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11

If you're ok with standard 60hz, the Viewsonic VP2770 is largely considered the best 27" monitor. Semi-gloss screen, fastest input lag, Samsung made PLS. The stand is ugly as **** though. I am buying an Ergotron for mine.

post #6 of 11

The Auria 27" from Microcenter has a good variety of inputs and the warranty for $399. That's about as good as it gets for the price unless you go with a Korean panel that doesn't have Displayport input or warranty.

post #7 of 11
I work at a Microcenter and we sell tons and tons of those Auria 1440p monitors. However, at the same time we get tons and tons of them returned due to dead pixels. Seeing as there is no guarantee on these monitors for dead pixels, we are constantly trying to get rid of the defective ones at $300.

My point being, if your budget is only $500 you are stuck with buying a Korean brand and it is certainly a gamble. If you can't buy one from a reputable market with a great return policy, save your money for a Dell or HP.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ Razer nVidia GTX 970m Integrated RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M.2 SSD Windows 10 Professional Integrated Integrated 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Trackpad/Razer Mamba/Razer Orochi Corsair (portable)/Steelseries (Desk) Integrated Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ Razer nVidia GTX 970m Integrated RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M.2 SSD Windows 10 Professional Integrated Integrated 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Trackpad/Razer Mamba/Razer Orochi Corsair (portable)/Steelseries (Desk) Integrated Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11

For $300, I'd consider looking at the "defective" ones if they weren't too bad. Especially with an employee discount. wink.gif

post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by sadeter View Post

For $300, I'd consider looking at the "defective" ones if they weren't too bad. Especially with an employee discount. wink.gif

Lol I wouldn't even want a defective one for cheap. When we opened one up to put on display it had a cluster of about 20 dead pixels in the lower center of the screen. Surprisingly we still have it on display and I just tell customers that I hope their doesn't have any dead pixels, lol!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ Razer nVidia GTX 970m Integrated RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M.2 SSD Windows 10 Professional Integrated Integrated 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Trackpad/Razer Mamba/Razer Orochi Corsair (portable)/Steelseries (Desk) Integrated Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ Razer nVidia GTX 970m Integrated RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M.2 SSD Windows 10 Professional Integrated Integrated 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Trackpad/Razer Mamba/Razer Orochi Corsair (portable)/Steelseries (Desk) Integrated Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11

Wow, that is pretty bad. I still think I'd rather take the chance with an American company I trust than some Korean importer.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Need advice on choosing a 27" monitor (2560x1440 res)