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Thanks for the explanation guys. I do own a catleap q270 for several years and am very happy with it. I have even been looking into getting a yamakasi spartan 1600p but was not sure whether to spend up for LED or stay with LCD at a more affordable price. But that $270 price tag looked really enticing for 1440p. If it is a decent enough panel I think people should definitely give it a try.

Don't buy a 1600p Korean monitor. They are all wide gamut and have no sRGB mode meaning colors are really bad for applications that use sRGB (as in games and videos). They also have a nasty AG coating on them.

By the way, LED and LCD are the same exact thing. LCD is the display type (Liquid Crystal) and LED is just the light used in the display.

The X-Star/Qnix are far better than just "decent". They are an 800$ panel that is reduced to that cost because they are the leftover A- panels.
 
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Thanks for the explanation guys. I do own a catleap q270 for several years and am very happy with it. I have even been looking into getting a yamakasi spartan 1600p but was not sure whether to spend up for LED or stay with LCD at a more affordable price. But that $270 price tag looked really enticing for 1440p. If it is a decent enough panel I think people should definitely give it a try.

I have had my Xstar 1440p that I purchased from dreamseller for 6 months now. I did NOT buy the pixel perfect monitor and it is pixel perfect, I paid $279 for it and its been overclocked to 120hz from day one and not a single issue. BTW I purchased the protection plan from square trade just in case.
 
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X-Star is the exact same monitor as Qnix.....Same panel, same PCB, same parts, glossier bezel with a different logo on it.
I figured, a lot of them use the exact same panels, and the X-star looks pretty much identical.
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But that $270 price tag looked really enticing for 1440p. If it is a decent enough panel I think people should definitely give it a try.

I think people are. That seller has sold 18 since I started watching the page about 6 hours ago.
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I think people are. That seller has sold 18 since I started watching the page about 6 hours ago.

I would love have 2 more to go with the one I've got.
 
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VRM1 is always hotter (since it's the core voltage) but 120C is very hot, probably too hot. Furmark isn't really a good test to use, see what it does in Heaven or Valley instead, but I would think about ramping up the fan speed if the VRMs get that hot. I'd try to keep them around 80C.
Most of the user reports are positive over in the owners thread - I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one today myself.

The best real world heat test I've found is Metro LL bench maxed on loop. Hotter than any game or bench, but not beyond the realm of real world application like fur mark you have to own Metro LL obviously but it's a great game and worth having. Steam sells it cheap from time to time.

I have a Qnix 1440p, it's awesome. Get the one with matte screen (looks much better IMHO) and just the one dual link dvi input (easiest to oc to 96hz). Accessorieswholesale is where I got mine, official eBay vendor for qnix I believe, free ship, brand new, zero dead pixels, just a bit of bleed in one corner. Don't even hesitate the Korean 1440ps are the best gaming display deal to be had.
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Right, gonna be joining the red team I think, green team is getting BS expensive now, even tho it may be better in some games I cant see the point of spending $100 - $300 extra for at most 20 more frames mad.gif

Just need help picking a card, XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation, Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X 4GB, MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4GB or Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB

I'm still not 100% sure if I'll stick it underwater yet gonna wait and see if I'm happy with performance eek.gifThen again anything will be better then my broken 670 tongue.gif
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Right, gonna be joining the red team I think, green team is getting BS expensive now, even tho it may be better in some games I cant see the point of spending $100 - $300 extra for at most 20 more frames mad.gif

Just need help picking a card, XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation, Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X 4GB, MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4GB or Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB

I'm still not 100% sure if I'll stick it underwater yet gonna wait and see if I'm happy with performance eek.gifThen again anything will be better then my broken 670 tongue.gif


I see you are ordering from PCCG, well then, lets go through the list.

The XFX DD cards are great looking and they cool the core well but vrm cooling leaves alot to be desired. also, stickers on the screws means taking the cooler to put it under water is a PITA.

The Tri-X cards are very good, better than most for core and vrm cooling, colour scheme may throw you off though.

The MSI gaming cards have had mixed results, some have had a very good experience with the cooler, others not so much.

I didn't see you list the Powercolor PCS+? it's also a very good card, equal to the Tri-X in cooling the only downside from what i see is it's a 2.5 slot card opposed to the rest that are 2 slot.

i can speak from experience with the XFX cards as well, even if you don't plan on overclocking them i've seen them hit 100c on the vrm's at stock with some high ambient temps.
 
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I can speak about the MSI R290X 4GB gaming.

I own 4 of them and they all have been great OC'ers , and run in the low 70's while gaming and VRM temps have been great.

They are going under water, but I have had a great experience with them so far with the stock coolers.

That's my 2 cents :) good luck.

 

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