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EIZO ColorEdge CX240 noisy?

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Recently i started looking for a replace for my 5 year old EIZO FlexScan S2231W (S-PVA/CCFL).

I did get a EIZO FlexScan EV2436W 3 months ago, but i'm not liking it one bit and made a huge mistake buying it cuz i was too hasty. Apart from a yellowish area in the right lower corner, the IPS Glow is extremely bad.

Now i'm not a professional foto editor or photoshopper, but i have quite a high standard when it comes to display colors and black.

Now i did do some research and called a couple shops and it seems i end up with the EIZO ColorEdge CX240. The only problem is that in all the reviews they state that the cooling fans inside can be pretty annoying while in a quiet room. Since my PC is whisper silent i fear that i wont be able to tolerate the noise of it.

Is there anyone who has experience with the CX240 or knows an alternative?

Thanks in advance.
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+1 for your question. I have similar needs as i need to replace an old apple cinema display. I just wondering if EIZO is still worth the name (and $$$). The CX240 seems to have really stunning specs, but it's really expensive

I would consider SX2262WH-BK and SX2462WFS-BK in the match, too. A lot cheapier (expecially the first)
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I was gonna get the SX2462W aswell, but the shop i called with recommended the CX240 as the SX series is going EOL soon. The CX is the SX replacement.

Perhaps next week or the week after i'm going to to make an appointment with the shop so i can come and listen to the CX.

I will let you know if you havn't figured it out yet smile.gif
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I ended up RMAing my EV2436W and they replaced the Panel. While the Yellowish spot is gone the IPS Glow is still annoying.

I might end up just getting the CX240 and replace the fans with Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX, even tho it will void all warranty.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=47&lng=en&set=1
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I have also EV2436... it's good, but I am too thinking about CX or even CG series, because the colors I've seen on CS230 took my heart.

In case you experience the noise keep us posted.

Btw. I've had a NEC P242W and sadly it was making a high pitched noise while turned on.
post #6 of 7
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I had a mail from EIZO Europe today regarding the fan in the CX240.

May 2013 all CX240's have been updated with a fan that makes less than 1 dB noise...

This pretty much pulls me over the line, all i need now is a retailer who willing to pick me a specific model that's manufactured after May 2013.
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post #7 of 7
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Not sure if you're still interested.

I got my CX240 which was manufactured June 2013 and i can confirm it's silent. Only way to hear a soft air noise is by holding your ear next to the monitor. Let's face it, who does that? smile.gif

Apart from that the AG Coating is barely there compared to the EV2436W, it's close to Gloss, but Matte enough not to be so glossy. It's really really nice and there is no crystalization at all. Also not having IPS Glow is so so nice. And them colors, oh boy it's good to be back on Adobe RGB smile.gif

I personally use it for Gaming and it's working flawless, it might seem strange using this for it but i have a high standard when it comes to a uniform screen. It's also Pixel Fault Class 1 which means it can be replaced even if it has a single Hot/Dead/Stuck Pixel within 5 Years (30000 Hrs).
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