Hi everyone. Good to be here with you.
I just joined (first post!) to throw my hat into this thread as I just got my 27QHD a week ago. I am living in Seoul right now so it wasn't a big drama if things didn't work out. Returns are 1 hour away on the subway.
First, it was about $224.00 USD, so a good deal then.
Nothing was different packaging/contents/product-wise from the other photos that are in this thread (yep, I read them all before buying), so I won't post photos. I can tell you that you guys are getting the same thing that they are selling here, no fooling around. Smiley face, lovely fine matte, shiny black bezel, etc., right down to the cheap-looking/feeling power brick. I might get a more reliable-feeling one but I suspect it will be fine as well.The local ad
, which again has been seen on the net easily, offered 100Hz "real clock" out of the box, so that's what I did immediately after using the AMD pixel patcher and CRU. No problem with that at all; the monitor looks amazing, no dead pixels with just a hint of BLB, top left. I haven't taken it further yet in terms of O/C...in time. It rests at a smooth 96Hz right now, my new regular running speed.
Did all the frame-skip tests, etc and again, all is well.
Phenomenal picture, I have to say, coming from a 60Hz 1920x1200 24-inch "JooYeon Tech" (JT240WDB) monitor purchased here about 6 (?) years ago now. The colors, brightness IQ...really, really good; I am impressed. Great response times (I am a FPS player exclusively, casual gamer) with no anomalies (tearing, ghosting, etc) at all. IQ is sweet, especially with older games (BIG Unreal-series fan) with which one can crank out the frames, max out the settings...nice.
I am running an already-old 4770K (only O/C on boost to 4.2), 8GB GSkill (@1866), Asus Z87 Pro with a Asus 280X TOP card. Not a powerful system, but it handles the high res well. Yep, one loses hope of AA in most newer games, but the res is worth it, IMO. One tends to update graphics cards more often than monitors, and I see myself keeping this for a while. So, some more graphics horsepower for Christmas then?
Not sure what else to write except "thank you"s. To ToastyX first for the great software and to all of the folks here who helped cement my decision. Cheers one and all!
If you have any questions, fire away.