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I don't personally have one yet, but I'm ordering one next week. I have another Korean 1440p monitor and I love it. I want one that gets 120hz though. The qnix I've heard looks the best.

tappin from the Nexus 4
The review states ''lack of warranty'' as a con for the monitor. So basically, if this monitor breaks in 3 months, I can't get it replaced?
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That's a damn good price but how's the image quality? From the price alone I'd wager it isn't any better than my V242H... It does have a 30 days money back guarantee though so maybe it's not so bad after all.

From 2nd hand info, decent. They're so cheap because they're using an A- rated panel, so they're slightly more prone to coming with dead/stuck pixels and such but that's why you have get a warranty. I'm not a monitor guru or anything, but I haven't heard anyone say that they hated or were unhappy with the quality of it.


^Those Korean 1440p monitors are all using the same panel, tell him your thoughts on it.

Edit: You can always get squaretrade if you want the monitor and are worried.
Of course you could, always get a nice 1080p instead, I'm just saying with your budget this could be a good idea. Where else could you find a 1440p 120 hz monitor for less than 300?
Edited by Shimme - 9/4/13 at 7:57am
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I'd upgrade to a 1440 monitor. Run it at 1080 for games if you have to for now then upgrade your GPUs when you have the cash to do it, which will be after AMDs next gen drop. For now, Blu Rays and photos and whatever will look awesome on your new screen and honestly, there isn't that much of a difference visually between gaming at 1440 vs. 1080 IMHO. I've been playing Metro Last Light at 1440 on just 1 7950 all week, btw, and it looks and plays fantastic. The Asus is at NCIX for $630 and the 7950s are ~ $250 so you are within budget except for tax. Add a second 7950 the next time you have a spare $200-250 and you are golden for quite a while.
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I'd upgrade to a 1440 monitor. Run it at 1080 for games if you have to for now then upgrade your GPUs when you have the cash to do it, which will be after AMDs next gen drop. For now, Blu Rays and photos and whatever will look awesome on your new screen and honestly, there isn't that much of a difference visually between gaming at 1440 vs. 1080 IMHO. I've been playing Metro Last Light at 1440 on just 1 7950 all week, btw, and it looks and plays fantastic. The Asus is at NCIX for $630 and the 7950s are ~ $250 so you are within budget except for tax. Add a second 7950 the next time you have a spare $200-250 and you are golden for quite a while.
Wouldn't it be just better to buy two 7950's for 530$ and get that Korean monitor for 350$?
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It's up to you if you want to gamble on the Korean deals. I bought my Asus at the NCIX at Mississauga and had there been any issues (I had zero issues) I new I was covered. the $300 isn't worth it to me to take the risk of going cheap Korean vs Dell/Asus/Samsung. There are probably some owners of the Korean screens though that will tell you they got a good deal. It's the owners who have had bad experiences that scare me off.
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It's up to you if you want to gamble on the Korean deals. I bought my Asus at the NCIX at Mississauga and had there been any issues (I had zero issues) I new I was covered. the $300 isn't worth it to me to take the risk of going cheap Korean vs Dell/Asus/Samsung. There are probably some owners of the Korean screens though that will tell you they got a good deal. It's the owners who have had bad experiences that scare me off.

This. Also the generic Korean brands generally don't have HDMI or any scaler so you have to use it with PC with dvi. I would like to use it with ps3 or any device really which is why I recommend a name brand as well.
   
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For the record Newegg now carries several Korean 1440p monitors for less than $400. You could grab one of those for peace of mind, and then get a couple 7950s at NCIX.
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