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Hi guys.

I hope someone can help me here, I just upgraded my PC with a nice water-cooled gtx1080.

And now i want to buy a new gaming monitor for it.
After I read so many horror stories about ASUS Rog Swifts and Acer Predators-
(backlight bleed, strange vertical lines, yellow tint, stuck or dead pixels, etc….. etc…..)

my question is:
Does a reliable monitor exist with these specs?
2k res, at least 100 hz, and 27 inch or bigger. (preferable with g sync)


Thanks, for the help, i really have no idea what to buy frown.gif.
post #2 of 14
Yes sir, here's what I have been eyeballing myself. Note that these are all IPS panels, if you prefer TN there are other models.

27" G sync, IPS panel, 144Hz-165hz

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B0173PEX20/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470882579&sr=8-1&keywords=xb271

https://www.amazon.com/SWIFT-PG279Q-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470882579&sr=8-2&keywords=xb271


34" IPS Ultra wide screen 100Hz

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-UltraWide-Widescreen-X34/dp/B016GNX4SE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470882728&sr=8-1&keywords=x34

https://www.amazon.com/PG348Q-Curved-3440x1440-G-SYNC-Monitor/dp/B01C83BE6U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470882728&sr=8-3&keywords=x34

Beware, you may experience sticker price shock. rolleyes.gif
post #3 of 14
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Thanks for your reply, but I should have specified that I read through forums and reviews and iam aware of the Asus and Acer Models, but they all seem to suffer from pretty terrible issues.

I mean is there a monitor that’s not like a lottery ticket when you buy it, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

I really would like to buy just one screen and not 4 and send 3 back, to get one that works half decent…..
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Goratrix View Post

Thanks for your reply, but I should have specified that I read through forums and reviews and iam aware of the Asus and Acer Models, but they all seem to suffer from pretty terrible issues.

I mean is there a monitor that’s not like a lottery ticket when you buy it, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

I really would like to buy just one screen and not 4 and send 3 back, to get one that works half decent…..

I have purchased a couple Korean Monitors. Namely for you in this situation the Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel. Usually around 250$ and can overclock to 120hz. 1440p and Honestly have never had a problem with mine. Not One. You can get the screen in Matte or Glossy.

Check it

Good Luck thumb.gif

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Thanks for your reply, but I should have specified that I read through forums and reviews and iam aware of the Asus and Acer Models, but they all seem to suffer from pretty terrible issues.

I mean is there a monitor that’s not like a lottery ticket when you buy it, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

I really would like to buy just one screen and not 4 and send 3 back, to get one that works half decent…..

Those 3440X1440 @ 100 and 2K @ 144/165hz ips panels are troublesome and you could go through a couple returns before getting one that satisfies you. But for high rest IPS G-sync monitor that's the best you can get. The 2K/144 TN panel seem to be better in term of quality lottery but you give up IPS for that. Also AFAIK those panels have improved in QC a lot since March of this year so if you buy a new model from retailer you might have better luck than those that bought in 2015.
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I have purchased a couple Korean Monitors. Namely for you in this situation the Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel. Usually around 250$ and can overclock to 120hz. 1440p and Honestly have never had a problem with mine. Not One. You can get the screen in Matte or Glossy.

Check it

Good Luck thumb.gif

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I love my X-Star, but I wouldn't buy it again today in 2016. It was a great choice at the time, but between the poor build quality, the lack of features, and the laughable build quality, it doesn't really hold up against the proper 1440p gaming IPS panels. It makes a perfectly fine secondary monitor, but at that point you might as well get one that doesn't overclock and doesn't require running your system with driver signature enforcement disabled.
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Im interested in this question as well but as far as Ive seen.....No....one does not....

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I love my X-Star, but I wouldn't buy it again today in 2016. It was a great choice at the time, but between the poor build quality, the lack of features, and the laughable build quality, it doesn't really hold up against the proper 1440p gaming IPS panels. It makes a perfectly fine secondary monitor, but at that point you might as well get one that doesn't overclock and doesn't require running your system with driver signature enforcement disabled.


Why do you have to run it with driver signature enforcement off?
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Im interested in this question as well but as far as Ive seen.....No....one does not....
Why do you have to run it with driver signature enforcement off?

There are no officially signed drivers for the X-Star or Qnix. You either use the generic LCD drivers built into windows, which will cap you at 60hz, or you run unsigned drivers that allow you to run 96+hz. Since the whole point of the X-star/Qnix is to overclock it, disabling signature enforcement is basically required.
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There are no officially signed drivers for the X-Star or Qnix. You either use the generic LCD drivers built into windows, which will cap you at 60hz, or you run unsigned drivers that allow you to run 96+hz. Since the whole point of the X-star/Qnix is to overclock it, disabling signature enforcement is basically required.

Well that basically sucks.....


For all intents and purposes its really good for a TN, but its still a TN. Its probably fine if its your only monitor or your used to TN monitors but if it sitting next to an IPS its probably not going to look very good. And it's really expensive...I mean at regular price its as expensive as the IPS 144 hz monitors. It does go on sale a lot for under 500 though and if you don't mind a refurb and are really quick they pop up on the dell refurb site for around 400.
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