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I actually don't play games much on mine anymore. I LOVE the space for other things though. I could never go back to less without feeling cramped. Even though I don't game on my 3 monitors much, I would still say it's worth it.
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thanks for all the suggestions guys!

I have a feeling that I'm going to roll with that 27" Asus 1440p monitor. It'll cost me a little less and I can likely handle gaming on that without needing SLI (yet).
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Originally Posted by Guinibee View Post

thanks for all the suggestions guys!

I have a feeling that I'm going to roll with that 27" Asus 1440p monitor. It'll cost me a little less and I can likely handle gaming on that without needing SLI (yet).

Wait mate, are you aware of the Qnix QX2710? Seriously, it is half the price of that Asus and arguably twice as good since it does 120Hz, versus the 60Hz the Asus does.

So you could basically get this sick 1440p monitor and get another GTX670 for the same price as buying that Asus.

You can read my write up here:
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Originally Posted by Remmib 
27" 2560x1440 120Hz PLS for $317

How you may ask? Qnix QX2710 or Qnix QX2710 (Pixel Perfect for $385)

"Oh, it's from eBay? **** that brah." Relax, relax...let me explain.

It's a PLS panel (which some say is just Samsung's version of IPS), though the pixels are different from IPS monitors. Some also think PLS has better colors than IPS.

From what I've seen most people easily hit 110Hz, if not 120Hz, as long as you don't have a garbage graphics card.

The bezel is of reasonable size, too bad it's glossy though, I'll be painting mine matte black. Also the anti-glare coating on the monitor is quite light and doesn't degrade the picture quality. Sooo much better than glossy if you ask me, and many others will agree.

Mine came with 1 dead pixel and 1 stuck pixel (likely the stuck pixel can be fixed), I ain't even mad though...the pixels are so god damn small it's quite hard to notice it. I don't have any backlight bleed on mine, some people have experienced bleed, but there is an easy fix.

The downside of the monitor is that the casing is cheap, which ain't that big of a deal to me. Although it is kind of annoying that you have to remove the back panel to take off the stem of the mount (if you want to put this monitor on a monitor stand with arms).

All in all, I'm really happy with mine. Definitely recommend it if you're in the market for basically the best bang for the buck/performance monitor you can buy right now. Also, the shipping from South Korea is so stupidly fast...48 hours, how is that possible? If you're worried about a warranty or it dying you can get a warranty from Square Trade for $50 for 3 year coverage.

Feel free to read user's opinions in the huge Overclock.net threads:
- Original Thread
- Overclock Results
- Monitor Club w/ Optimization Guides

TL;DR
Pros:
-27"
-1440p
-overclockable to 120Hz
-amazing colors
-cheap as ****

Cons:
-cheap casing
-possible backlight bleed (though you can fix on your own)
-cheap monitor stand

The choice here is obvious, I hope that helps you.
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I've never heard of that brand before....I also wanted to buy it from newegg to use the interest free payments....

It does look interesting though...
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I was on the same boat, opted for the ASUS 1440 27", 1080p at 27" is just not worth it..

Bought a man. refurb for $490..
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I was on the same boat, opted for the ASUS 1440 27", 1080p at 27" is just not worth it..

Bought a man. refurb for $490..

Refurbished isn't a bad idea either....how does it run games on your GTX 680? That's my main concern is if I will have to SLI or if I could fly with one card on this display.

The main games I play are Guild Wars 2, Starcraft 2, a little BF3, and right now Bioshock Infinite.
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I personally don't find it worth the significant cost... Basically, you need a single GPU per display if you don't want to reduce any settings, and even then you aren'tlikely ggoing to be using more than 2xAA (at most) due to the huge amount of graphics horsepower needed. Add to that the hassle of setting up Surround, and I simply don't find it very worthwhile.

That said...

I DO very much like having a single 27" 1440p AH-IPS display in landscape with 2x 1440x768 displays in Portrait (one on each side). The aspect ratio is close enough to 21:9, which is what I personally find ideal in terms of usable space, and when not gaming iit's soooo nice to have two displays essentially dedicated to document viewing, with the main display holding photo/video or in my case audio editing programs or whatever else.

I have tried the actual 21:9 displays, and while they're actually quite awesome (LG one in particular), they are too short; having something like 4000x1440 is a far better way to go.
Now, if I could figure out a way to do it without any bezels, I would never leave my computer... (already tried it with front projection; problem is that the units cost too much, but I admit that 3x 1080p projectors making a seamless 3840x1080/1200 display with curved screens @ 120 by 36 inches is very nice!)
   
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post #18 of 21
If you are spending only $1000, you might find more fun gaming with this:

-- One QNIX Q2710 Evolution 2 monitor -- it's 2560x1440p for only $350 and it's got an overclockable refresh rate.
...or...
-- One 120Hz TN monitor with LightBoost support -- this can give you CRT-quality motion. Google "lightboost" for more info; or see the LightBoost thread.
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Refurbished isn't a bad idea either....how does it run games on your GTX 680? That's my main concern is if I will have to SLI or if I could fly with one card on this display.

The main games I play are Guild Wars 2, Starcraft 2, a little BF3, and right now Bioshock Infinite.

Haven't updated sigrig in a while, I now run a 7970 xfire.. Can't tell you yet, as the monitor is still in transit..
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post #20 of 21
How about something like this? Its the ASUS VG248QE monitors in portrait surround.

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3240 x 1920p
144hz
2ms response pixel response
less than 5ms total input lag
Lightboost capable
3D Vision
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