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Hi guys and girls.

I'm looking at getting a new monitor and I'm looking for some solid advice on what to get.

Currently, I'm extremely interested in the Dell Ultrasharp U3014 - 2560x1600, but I wanted to see what other people might recommend in my situation. Mostly I do a lot of gaming, but I also do some odd Photoshop work, personal photography stuff and 3DSMAX.

I am not a fan of 3D and often find it a gimmick, but there are a few games where I would love to at least try it out. So 3D, while not important, wouldn't be totally shunned anyway.

Thanks, all.
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If you don't really have a budget then I'd definitely go for a HD+ resolution monitor over a 3D one, if I had the money I'd personally get 2x PB278Q's or something silly like that. tongue.gif

You could also have a look at the Overlord branded monitors.
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Funny you mention the u3014. I just got one delivered friday and it is already back in the box shipped to dell and ready for a refund. I was not happy with it. The IPS glow was so messed up on it. All 4 corners(mostly bottom) and continued uneven to almost the middle of the screen making any dark scenes/games look horrible. I expected some ips glow like my 27 ' Yamakasi but the dell was so bad cause it was uneven from every angle. Now don't get me wrong the monitor was way nice if your capable of not being ocd with it like myself but who wouldn't for that price? It was almost as if the housing was pinching the lower part of the panel causing it since the top wasn't near as bad as the bottom and you could tell there wasn't as much pressure on the upper part of the panel just by pressing lightly on it. I won't even talk much about how it had an annoying faint clicking sound on power on/off also.

Sorry for the rant......lol

I am back to shopping for a 2560x1600 30 inch again myself now but don't know if there is anything out there cause i hate aggressive ag coating and am not sold on the ebay ones yet.
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That's unsettling... I figured for the price there would be a stupidly strict quality control.


I've heard amazing things about the Korean displays from EBay.
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Originally Posted by Nicnivian View Post

That's unsettling... I figured for the price there would be a stupidly strict quality control.


I've heard amazing things about the Korean displays from EBay.

The issue you could encounter with a Korean monitor is the warranty/ returns policy might not be as good.
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The issue you could encounter with a Korean monitor is the warranty/ returns policy might not be as good.

I always see this, and it is definitely a legitimate thought. How often have you seen people say that they had issues with their Korean monitor? I'm not on here too much but I agree it seems like they get rave reviews
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The issue you could encounter with a Korean monitor is the warranty/ returns policy might not be as good.

I always see this, and it is definitely a legitimate thought. How often have you seen people say that they had issues with their Korean monitor? I'm not on here too much but I agree it seems like they get rave reviews

Yes, the vast majority of people have no issues, and that would probably be the case if Nicnivian got one, I was just saying that I personally wouldn't go for a monitor unless it had a good warranty and great support.

Also I'm not a fan of some of the stands on the Korean models.
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Well that's another thing. Would it be better to get 120hz but at 1080 res, or go 60hz but with 2560x1600?
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Well that's another thing. Would it be better to get 120hz but at 1080 res, or go 60hz but with 2560x1600?

You said that you do a lot of gaming.

Definitely have a look at the Korean PLS monitors (QNIX and X-STAR). They have been proven to overclock to 120Hz which will be excellent for gaming. 1440p resolution, PLS display and 27 inch screen size.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star
http://www.overclock.net/t/1374065/korean-qnix-qx2710-evolution-ll-27-2560x1440-matte-samsung-pls-panel

I have the CrossOver 27Q LED and encountered no problems with dead pixels or backlight bleeding.

The general consensus is that the Korean S-IPS and PLS monitors are mostly very reliable and you can return defective ones back to Korea and ask for an exchange (only takes about 3-5 days).

There are also the 30 inch Korean monitors, such as the CrossOver 30Q5 Pro. 1600p resolution, S-IPS display, and 30 inch screen size.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1316035/crossover-30q5-pro-monitor-club

Otherwise, I would probably buy the Dell U3014.
Edited by Koehler - 5/19/13 at 1:17am
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Well, now my interest has been redirected to an Asus 1440. can't remember the model no#

Any feedback on Asus monitors? who do they source their displays from?
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