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1440p monitors: how do the budget korean models hold up?

#1blax34dmPosted 10/31/2013 7:29:51 PM
350$ or so for an Onyx or Catleap on amazon and about 600$ for a big brand like Asus. Anybody have experience to speak from regarding the budget models?
#2chris121691Posted 10/31/2013 7:38:21 PM
I ordered one a few months ago..It died for some reason like a week later :/ Apparently they claimed it was damaged during shipping./
They ended up replacing it for free, shipping and all.
So I've had that one for about 4-5 months I guess, and it looks amazing. Got a warranty as well.
You might want to do some research on sellers though if you're going to buy one.
#3KingDFizzlePosted 10/31/2013 7:42:09 PM
I have the 1440p 27" Auria EQ276W that Microcenter sells for $400. It's not Korean, but it's also a budget IPS display and extremely similar.

In short, it's utterly stunning and these $400 monitors are a fantastic deal. Not one dead pixel and colors look incredible. I didn't think 1080p to 1440p would be a big jump, but it's extremely noticeable. Of course, you have to have a powerhouse rig to output newer games at 1440p. I have a 4670k and a single 7970 GHz so I'm not playing games like Crysis 3, BF4, and Metro on 1440p, but anything slightly less graphically intensive and 1440p looks ridiculously good. I just beat the Mass Effect trilogy entirely in 1440p and it'll open your eyes to just how good games can look at high resolutions. Skyrim, even with several graphical mods, is surprising easy to max at 1440p and will blow you away with how sharp it looks.

1080p to 1440p isn't quite as dramatic a jump as 30 FPS to 60 FPS, but it's still very impressive.
#4Flaktrooper123Posted 10/31/2013 7:45:08 PM
Good for you. In my area, we are forced to buy those from overseas, not sure how the warranty goes. If not, the only choice we have for 1440p is that rather expensive PB278Q.
#5ConkerPosted 10/31/2013 8:28:28 PM
I have an overclocked Catleap I got May 2012, I run it at 100Hz and it is still working great. No dead/stuck pixels or anything else wrong with it, either.
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#6AcquirePosted 10/31/2013 8:38:00 PM
I have one and it's beautiful. Two dead pixels, but they're not noticeable in games. It has some annoying backlight bleed. It's definitely not as good as the $700 plus 1440p monitors.
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#7Auron_59261Posted 10/31/2013 8:43:58 PM
I have the QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll 27" and absolutely love this thing.

There's a huge topic over on the Overclock.net forums about these monitors. Essentially it's a gamble. Sometimes you get a great monitor that can overclock to 120 hz and has no light bleed. Sometimes you get one locked at 60 hz with terrible light bleed. Most users get some minor light bleed and can atleast OC to 96 hz as far as I've seen.
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