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At some point in the next two months I'm going to be redoing and future proofing my build. As such, one of the biggest investments I intend to make to tax my new watercooled R290 is getting a 1440p monitor. Sadly I seem to have missed the boat when it comes to the cheap ones people were grabbing left and right at the beginning of last year.

So are the $299-$399 Korean Monitors still available?

If so who are we using these days as a reliable seller?

Also how was your experience with it? Any good reviews?

And should I wish to overclock it is it possible?

Thank you guys in advance for your time.
Edited by yawa - 12/1/13 at 11:02am
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Hi, there are certain models of the Korean brand monitors, Qnix and Xstar, which are overclockable. They are still available within the price range you indicated. I don't know any specific sellers, but I think it would be best if you ordered from someone within the US that has a dead pixel guarantee and is known for hassle/grief free returns. You can find out more about them here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/official-the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star

Don't know if you would be interested, but Monoprice is a popular enthusiast American company that is known for its no-nonsense return policy/process. They have some rebranded Korean monitors. Since it's cyber weekend, you can find them on sale.

The IPS-Glass Panel Pro with 0 dead pixel/backlight bleed guarantee is 390$.
The Zero-G Slim with an all metal body and edge to edge glass is 299$.

I just picked a few up myself.

You probably already know this, but just in case: even if you overclock your 2560x1440 monitor to 120hz refresh rate, you will need a very expensive setup to play the latest graphics intensive games on max. For example, a GTX Titan playing Crysis 3 on max can only push 2560x1440 pixels at about 45 frames per second.
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