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Yeah... I am in agreement with you. But I think 30" + the resolution makes sense, 27" might actually be smaller. frown.gif
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I am still searching for a good monitor under $500 but everything I see lacks display port, or some key feature I want mad.gif
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The Auria EQ276W has display port. I view the internet with the NoSquint add on using Foxfire. Everything from the internet is very readable. If email type is too small I hold down the control key and turn the mouse scroll wheel to enlarge the type. 2560x1440 resolution at 2 feet is clearly better for DVDs than 1080 p on my 58 inch plasma at 10 feet using MPC-HC with jinc3 +AR scaling.

I have calibrated the monitor with a DataColor Spider4Elite.

However, read my previous post or on page 1 in this tread before buying the monitor, if it meets all your criteria. If you buy it locally at a Micro Center it can be returned.
post #34 of 66
Mfu - you brother go through more gear than anybody I know - or you are building machines for everybody you meet - I'm not sure.

I couldn't do the 27" for a main computer screen - I need 16x10. It isn't just the pixels (1440 is still more than the 1200 on my 24") but the relative ratio. I've had a Dell 24" for 5 years and when I replace will probably swallow the price of the Dell 30".
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What do you like about the ratio ?
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Looks like today is your lucky day!

27" Monoprice IPS review from Anandtech!

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7415/monoprice-ipsglass-panel-pro-27-lcd-monitor
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Looks like today is your lucky day!

27" Monoprice IPS review from Anandtech!

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7415/monoprice-ipsglass-panel-pro-27-lcd-monitor

I'd take the Dell mentioned in the article over the Monoprice monitor. Better looks, better out of the box performance, and MUCH better warranty for not much more dough.
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I thought the same thing... $75 is not much. For $200 I would change my mind though...
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I couldn't do the 27" for a main computer screen - I need 16x10. It isn't just the pixels (1440 is still more than the 1200 on my 24") but the relative ratio. I've had a Dell 24" for 5 years and when I replace will probably swallow the price of the Dell 30".

I have thought long and hard about this one if I ever upgraded, but I don't think 16x10 is necessary on a 30" monitor if you are going up to 1440p. The ratio is very important when you are talking about 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080 on a 24" monitor (or 20-25 for that matter) because I'd really lose those vertical pixel real estate, but it would still increase if you are going 1440p. There would still be more vertical space, it's just that vertical vs horitzontal ratio that is different.
post #40 of 66
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I need the 1440 more .. Most stuff I do the monitor is already wide enough.

I def want a 30". I decided that.
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Did you already buy a monitor and you're looking for another one or you are still on the original search? I definitely wouldn't recommend an IPS panel if you play multiplayer first person shooters. You'll be dead before your monitor catches up and even gives you a chance to react. On my gaming machine I have a Dell U2410 and a BenQ XL2420T. It's a night and day difference between the two when playing games. The Dell IPS panel is a horrific experience for gaming. If you play on servers with fairly decent players the input lag makes the IPS panels pretty much unusable. I have the BenQ setup as the "projector" so I can Windows+P between the two and launch Steam on the BenQ when I feel like playing games. Also... to play any recent games on a 30" high res screen and maintain a minimum 60fps you're looking at quite a bit of power required from the GPUs. I hope you have SLI.
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Did you already buy a monitor and you're looking for another one or you are still on the original search? I definitely wouldn't recommend an IPS panel if you play multiplayer first person shooters. You'll be dead before your monitor catches up and even gives you a chance to react. On my gaming machine I have a Dell U2410 and a BenQ XL2420T. It's a night and day difference between the two when playing games. The Dell IPS panel is a horrific experience for gaming. If you play on servers with fairly decent players the input lag makes the IPS panels pretty much unusable. I have the BenQ setup as the "projector" so I can Windows+P between the two and launch Steam on the BenQ when I feel like playing games. Also... to play any recent games on a 30" high res screen and maintain a minimum 60fps you're looking at quite a bit of power required from the GPUs. I hope you have SLI.


I have 3 monitors now. I am looking to upgrade one of them (replace). I need one with Display port prefered (DVI is ok) and I want it bigger. Right now I have a 23" and 26" and 22"

One is 1080p, another 1200x1920, and the other is 1440. I would like to remove the smallest one and replace with a 30" as my main. 26" and 23" flanking it.
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That is one odd setup I must say tongue.gif
How important is gaming performance vs importance on color accuracy and viewing angle?
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That is one odd setup I must say tongue.gif
How important is gaming performance vs importance on color accuracy and viewing angle?

Honestly not very. BIGGER IS BETTER. I just want something to make it easier on my eyes and display more info. It helps when I do media management, surfing web etc... I would like a reasonable performance on color and also on viewing angle but I sit right in front of them.

I was thinking of doing a 30" in the center, 26" current on the Left and 23" on the right

I did not chose this set up. I started with 1 monitor and just kept adding. I love 3. can't live without it.
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What do you like about the ratio ?

16:10 is just about perfect for 2 pages side-by-side. I also like it for video editing, as you can have a full 16x9 window with controls visible below it.
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16:10 is just about perfect for 2 pages side-by-side. I also like it for video editing, as you can have a full 16x9 window with controls visible below it.

Though I also prefer 16:10 on my monitors, the multi page thing isn't really important with a multiple monitor setup. For a single monitor only, I would hate a 16:9 display, but with multi-monitors a lot of the benefits are traded off. Now with gaming, the differences are mostly resolution real-estate due to space used by a HUD. The high refresh rates and low input lag make a difference in highly competitive FPS games, but your video card needs to be able to output the FPS above 60 to begin with to make it worth it when you're talking 120hz. You can only get the super-low input lag on very few monitors in 1080P only, but if you're not running in a tournament, you wouldn't even notice the differenve between monitors rated a few ms from each other. Now to be fair, monitors such as QNIX (27") can be overclocked to 120hz easily (Though it's not guaranteed) and the input lag difference isn't bad. But then you're again talking about needing a video card that will run at the 1440P resolution and be able to output FPS above 60 again. For desktop use, running 96hz is plenty, but you still need a DVI-D output on your video card for the QNIX 27" monitors. Once you get to the 30" screens there isn't much you can do to get a panel that will be fast on refresh OR low on input lag. It's just big and pretty.

I have 3 24" monitors now which are all 1920x1200 and they are I think 5 years old now. The motion blur is noticable but I haven't played a FPS game on my PC since I got married so that really makes no difference to me. Only the occasional RPG or MOBA when I find the time. So mostly it depends on what you really need to use it for.
Edited by damelon - 10/24/13 at 9:55am
post #47 of 66
So if you're set on 30" there aren't many choices. Especially quality choices under $1000. You're really left with one. The Dell U3014.
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Did you end up getting a monitor? Dell just announced the UP3214Q (3840 x 2160). biggrin.gif
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Did you end up getting a monitor? Dell just announced the UP3214Q (3840 x 2160). biggrin.gif

No. I was wondering if I should just pick up a cheap $200 ACER or something from new egg 27" 1080p ??? IDK I really just want something bigger to replace my smallest monitor. Ideally- I would like both but we shall see. Wifey says I am on a spending freeze for PC stuff eek.gif
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Anyone know of any good black Friday deals coming up?
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Anyone know of any good black Friday deals coming up?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=black+friday+deal+list

Lazy. wink.gif
post #52 of 66
FatWallet has a running list of black friday deals here...



EDIT : (Sorry, something's wrong with the link feature)

Just go to Fatwallet dot com and click on the Black Friday Ads in the upper right.
Edited by wiley165 - 11/15/13 at 6:00am
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By the way, I thought I would revisit this thread since I made the leap.

I purchased a QNIX QX2750 from ebay after reading many many reviews on it from people who purchased one to overclock to a 96hz or 120hz display. I ordered it on ebay from a user named "accessorieswhole" who sells a LOT of them and is a well known seller. I purchased it for $310 and it is a 27" 2650 x 1440 IPS display. You do have to use a DVI-D cable I think (I don't believe it has HDMI or Displayport)

Here is the link to one of that seller's current auctions (Currently @ 319) http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-Matte-27-2560x1440-SAMSUNG-PLS-Panel-PC-Monitor-/130933173797?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160 You CAN find it slightly cheaper from other sellers but many many people have reviewed this seller and he has a great reputation.

It shipped from China and arrived in only days. It was well packaged, had 0 dead pixels, and the color and quality of the display are beautiful. There are also lots of posted color profiles out there too. I'm very happy about the purchase, especially @ the price I got it for.

That seller also has other options like "Pixel Perfect" etc for his monitors claiming they inspect them and promise no dead pixels, etc for an additional fee. From extensive reading on the same forum that recommends this seller, most people believe it's just a snake-oil markup and not worth it.
Edited by damelon - 12/4/13 at 11:10am
post #56 of 66
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By the way, I thought I would revisit this thread since I made the leap.

I purchased a QNIX QX2750 from ebay after reading many many reviews on it from people who purchased one to overclock to a 96hz or 120hz display. I ordered it on ebay from a user named "accessorieswhole" who sells a LOT of them and is a well known seller. I purchased it for $310 and it is a 27" 2650 x 1440 IPS display. You do have to use a DVI-D cable I think (I don't believe it has HDMI or Displayport)

Here is the link to one of that seller's current auctions (Currently @ 319) http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-Matte-27-2560x1440-SAMSUNG-PLS-Panel-PC-Monitor-/130933173797?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160 You CAN find it slightly cheaper from other sellers but many many people have reviewed this seller and he has a great reputation.

It shipped from China and arrived in only days. It was well packaged, had 0 dead pixels, and the color and quality of the display are beautiful. There are also lots of posted color profiles out there too. I'm very happy about the purchase, especially @ the price I got it for.

That seller also has other options like "Pixel Perfect" etc for his monitors claiming they inspect them and promise no dead pixels, etc for an additional fee. From extensive reading on the same forum that recommends this seller, most people believe it's just a snake-oil markup and not worth it.


WOW SWEET. biggrin.gif Congrats !!!

I am thinking that such a high resolution is not necessary and would make text smaller for me. I already have a 26" 1200p monitor (Samsung) as my main monitor and I was planning on making this one my second or third display.

The option I was looking at was the $189 Newegg ACER 27" that is only 1080p (should make text bigger) or jumping to a 30" and higher resolution. I don't think I want a 27" at the high resolution as it would be too small ??? IDK ???

What did you have before it ?? Are you looking for bigger? Or just more resolution ? I really need bigger (want) I want to be easier on my eyes for websurfing, media management etc... Folder icons and text are hard to read. Well not hard, but I want better. biggrin.gif

I have a 23" a 26" and a 21" now. I was hoping to use the 23" and 26" as second and third and get a bigger main monitor- but I think I want 30" high resolution. Otherwise I could do a cheap 27" for less than $200 and just replace the 21" ???

What is your thoughts on the resolution compared to size ? Is 30" better ? I am afraid the resolution is too high for that size screen ??? IDK ?? 26" 1200p is already more than enough resolution for me at this size.


*excuse the mess. Really need to clean up desk.
post #57 of 66
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WOW SWEET. biggrin.gif Congrats !!!

I am thinking that such a high resolution is not necessary and would make text smaller for me. I already have a 26" 1200p monitor (Samsung) as my main monitor and I was planning on making this one my second or third display.

The option I was looking at was the $189 Newegg ACER 27" that is only 1080p (should make text bigger) or jumping to a 30" and higher resolution. I don't think I want a 27" at the high resolution as it would be too small ??? IDK ???

What did you have before it ?? Are you looking for bigger? Or just more resolution ? I really need bigger (want) I want to be easier on my eyes for websurfing, media management etc... Folder icons and text are hard to read. Well not hard, but I want better. biggrin.gif

I have a 23" a 26" and a 21" now. I was hoping to use the 23" and 26" as second and third and get a bigger main monitor- but I think I want 30" high resolution. Otherwise I could do a cheap 27" for less than $200 and just replace the 21" ???

What is your thoughts on the resolution compared to size ? Is 30" better ? I am afraid the resolution is too high for that size screen ??? IDK ?? 26" 1200p is already more than enough resolution for me at this size.


*excuse the mess. Really need to clean up desk.

I had 3x 24" monitors, which were all 1920 x 1200. (I personally can't stand 1080P or less for my desktop) - Initially I used all 3 in an eyefinity setup but I don't use that anymore and I notice I only ever used the second monitor and never the 3rd. I wanted both, more size and more resolution. It's funny to drag a window from the large display to the smaller ones, since the window seems to balloon in size because of the massive resolution difference. ( I just use the 27" with one of my 24" ones now) Some web pages might get the text small, but with a mouse wheel you can easily zoom. It is sort of font dependent. A higher Pixels-Per-Inch makes some images look downright amazing. (Just the 1440P Wallpapers are incredible) And if I am gaming I can play in windowed mode and still not shrink my UI any. It's not for everyone, but it was a great monitor for a great price so I jumped on it. My wife just wanted it all bigger so I got her a 27" BENQ 1080P monitor from her 22" monitor. Upgraded the resolution and size and she loves it. To each their own!
post #58 of 66
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Cool. Thanks for the info. I am very interested in that 27" as it's close to what I want. I am just debating it. I really keep telling myself if I am going to spend anything, I should put it towards a high resolution 30" or just wait it out. I really don't need anything. But I WANT !

1200p is nice. I do like it. I understand what you are saying about lower resolution. I just think I want both. 30" + the higher resolution. I will use the 26" 1200p for a second display.

My 26" 1200p is very old. Must be 5 years old now. I think I paid $800 for it.
post #59 of 66
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I ended up grabbing an open box LG 1080p 27" for $150 (new sells new for $250) and it arrives today. Hopefully I will not have to return it and upgrade.
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I ended up grabbing an open box LG 1080p 27" for $150 (new sells new for $250) and it arrives today. Hopefully I will not have to return it and upgrade.

Which model? I have a 27EA63 in front of me, my biggest complaint (the wifes as well) is that it's not really sturdy on the supplied stand. Not that it's going to fall over but when typing it kind of shakes from side to side, or if you bump the desk even a little.

Bill
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