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Hello All,

At the beginning of August, I'll be upgrading my monitor(s).

I'm looking at IPS monitors.

I'm wanting to know what my best options are for £300.

I've found some korean 1440p ones, but not sure on the reseller so I'm wanting recommendations.

I don't mind if it's 1, 2 or 3 monitors - just has to be reasonably around £300.

I currently have a 4GB GTX 680 overclocked to:

1176 Clock
6600 Memory

I don't mind if it's 1080p or 1440p.

Sizes:

  • Single Monitor - Atleast 27"
  • Dual Monitors and Triple Monitors - Atleast 23"
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Your best bet for a 27" 1440p monitor would be the Achieva Shimian QH2700 for 289.98. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Achieva-Shimian-QH2700-IPSMS-Edge-27-2560x1440-AH-IPS-LED-DVI-HDMI-PC-Monitor-/111106337003?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item19de7428eb
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Another +1 to the Qnix QX2710. It's the best monitor on the market in its price range (not to mention it beats many many other monitors in higher price ranges).

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Originally Posted by Remmib 
27" 2560x1440 120Hz PLS for $310

How you may ask? Qnix QX2710 (Pixel Perfect )


It's a PLS panel (which 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 (click here to see the out of the box colors for yourself - note the bezels aren't that thin on stock Qnix's)
-cheap

Cons:
-cheap casing
-possible backlight bleed (though you can fix on your own)
-cheap monitor stand
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Also note you will have to pay import tax. 20% of the value of the item over £15. there is also normally a £5-£15 handling charge.
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I shall have a look at them, thanks guys.

Thanks British for the info on the Import Tax.

I'll probably get the Qnix, I've heard nothing but good reviews on them.
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