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Replacing monitors, need some opinions.

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Hello everyone, I'm planning on completely redoing my monitor set up, and i would like to have your opinions on them.

Currently i have 2 BenQ Xl2402t, and 1 ACER gq245hq. All three are 120Hz 3D 24inch etc etc

Im planning to sell all of these to help invest into three "Achieva Shimian QH2700-IPSMS" (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pixel-Achieva-Shimian-QH2700-IPSMS-LITE-EDGE-27-Monitor-2560x1440-/330951465931 ). I've been looking about these across the internet and i see loads of great things, so i was hoping to upgrade my 1080p set up to a 1440p set up.

Firstly let me explain this, i mainly use the three monitors for the extra workspace and desktop space, rarely now (apart from a little bit of BF3 and recently BF4) i run anything across three monitors, thus my 120Hz monitors are running in 60Hz (i only have one GPU so i can't put them into 120Hz anyway), which is fine for me, because downgrading from 120Hz to 60Hz didn't really affect me that much.
I do still run games on one monitor in 60Hz, which I'm OK with, although i am pretty competitive going from 120Hz to 60Hz didn't really 'downgrade my performance' at all.

My current plans are to have these three Achieva Shimian 1440p monitors for the workspace, and heavy (basically 24/7) single monitor gaming with rare triple monitor gaming. I do still hope to buy another 670 to run SLI for the extra performance in games. Forgot to mention!!! Il be getting the last (3rd) monitor with the second gpu, as the monitor only supports DVI-D!

If it helps, the current games i am playing are League of Legends and, Battlefield 3 and 4, and way too much Cookie Clicker.

I only have one other question, i hear a lot about overclocking monitors to run at 120Hz, which is kinda new to me. Would i be able to over clock the Shimian monitors to run 120Hz when i get enough dosh together for that second gpu?

Thanks in advance to any replies!
Edited by Krispies - 10/7/13 at 6:57pm
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You cannot overclock Shimian monitors.

Unless you need your monitor for perfect color-correct photo editing, then go with the X-Star DP2710 for $300.

These are the ones that overclock.
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Originally Posted by Remmib View Post

You cannot overclock Shimian monitors.

Unless you need your monitor for perfect color-correct photo editing, then go with the X-Star DP2710 for $300.

These are the ones that overclock.

Is overclocking a monitor, three in fact, a good idea? Is there any risks?
I don't require a perfect colour monitor, all i really do is play games, a bit of programming and surfing the web.

Small Update: Been doing a little bit of looking around of 27inch monitors and i have found an ASUS PB278Q. Looks good, 6ms response time which im liking the sound of because of gaming. Are there any other monitors that offer the low response time and the quality of the 1440p, for a competitive gamer?
Edited by Krispies - 10/8/13 at 4:12am
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i'm interested in buying one of the two: Qnix QX2710 & X-Star DP2710
Im not a gaming professional but i am a competitive moba game player, and i sometimes play FPS'. Would these monitors still be awesome and would i notice on input lag?
Im wondering weather it is worth staying with what i have got at the moment, and waiting for proper uk versions guaranteed 120hz and low response.
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