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Looking for a decent 27" dual monitor setup

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For the last few days I have been looking around the internet to find some 27" monitor that fits my preferences. So far I did not find what I was looking for, I'm afraid. So I'm asking your opinion now.

What is a decent -or the best- 27" monitor that's perfect for gaming, dual screen setup, stylish and fits in a budget of 900 in total (that would be 2 screens for around 450 each.).

I want the monitor to have 2450x1440 as resolution and a good response time. I have seen some monitors, but they all seem to have problems like backlight bleeding etc.

I also read about the Korean Crossover and other products, but I'm not sure if I should take the risk. The items have to be shipped to Holland, and not all of them (at least not the most trusted as far as I know) ships to The Netherlands.

If you have any any supported advice, I would be glad.smile.gif

Thanks in advance.
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A pair of QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll monitors would be your best bet. You could even fit three of them into your budget if you wanted.
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A pair of QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll monitors would be your best bet. You could even fit three of them into your budget if you wanted.

Thanks for the quick answer.

This pair of QNIX QX2710 sounds pretty decent indeed. It is however, one of those Korean sellers. Do you have any experience with this kind of products from Korea?

And what about the input of this QNIX, since it has no HDMI input, but only a single dual link DVI. Is there any loss in quality or anything? And is it possible to use some kind of adapter with these? My video card only has 1 HDMI port, 1 DVI-I Dual link port and one VGA port.
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Thanks for the quick answer.

This pair of QNIX QX2710 sounds pretty decent indeed. It is however, one of those Korean sellers. Do you have any experience with this kind of products from Korea?

And what about the input of this QNIX, since it has no HDMI input, but only a single dual link DVI. Is there any loss in quality or anything? And is it possible to use some kind of adapter with these? My video card only has 1 HDMI port, 1 DVI-I Dual link port and one VGA port.

Having only one input (and in turn, the lack of a scaler) is ideal as it lowers the input lag of the monitor. There's no loss in quality, either.
Your card shouldn't need any sort of adapter.
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Having only one input (and in turn, the lack of a scaler) is ideal as it lowers the input lag of the monitor. There's no loss in quality, either.
Your card shouldn't need any sort of adapter.

That sounds pretty good. But since I want 2 of those monitors, and I only have one DVI input, this could be a problem.
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That sounds pretty good. But since I want 2 of those monitors, and I only have one DVI input, this could be a problem.

Please excuse me as I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
Your options are to use another GPU to drive the second monitor, or upgrade your current one to one with 2 DVI ports. It's not possible to support two 1440p monitors at their native resolution with your current card's outputs.
Edited by VanillaCena - 6/16/13 at 6:09am
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Please excuse me as I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
Your options are to use another GPU to drive the second monitor, or upgrade your current one to one with 2 DVI ports. It's not possible to support two 1440p monitors with your current card's outputs.

You're excused ofcourse, since I'm making some progress now at least. wink.gif

What are my other options? Do any of the 'known brands' have anything close to these monitors? I've been reading some of the advertisements at ebay and it's possible my current GPU isn't even supporting this kind of monitor (I can't check it right now since I'm not at home.). Also, they do not recommend it for graphical applications. I'm not going to use it for that, but still I'm wondering why that is. Are the colors off or anything?

Thanks for your help so far, enjoy your coffee!smile.gif
post #8 of 8
These monitors use the same exact panel that Samsung uses in their PLS line of monitors. There's a thread full of a ton of information here if you're interested in finding out more.

Simple answer is that it's a cheap monitor and isn't wide gamut. Anyone seriously into graphic design wouldn't work on anything less than a NEC or Eizo anyway.
The colors on the Qnix or X-star (especially the glossy panels) are pretty awesome, especially considering they're only around $300.

Let's not forget to mention the fact that they're the only sub-$500 1440p monitors that can be OCed to 120hz. thumb.gif
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