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Gaming Monitor required for Rome 2, £250 at my disposal, suggestions please

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August 30, 2013 5:25:17 AM

Hey dudes, thanks for clicking the thread!

As many of you probably know, Rome 2: Total War is released and it is imperative I upgrade my outmoded 20in Philips 'FlatTV' Lmao

I would like a 27in monitor but that can be waved for a smaller 24 if it performs better. I have recently been suggested an 'QNIX QX2710 Evolution II' After some reading some articles, some for and some against, I was wondering what were your thoughts on this; seemingly fabulous Korean export or shoddy remake?

A safer option maybe is the 'Iiyama Prolite E2773HS' Good reviews, good value, though will it be enough?

I have a budget of around 250 give or take. Not looking for anything particularly fancy, just a nice picture to play Rome 2, movie watching, some video editing, music production and internet browsing.

Also could anybody copy me some very quick explanations of some technical terms? response time, contrast ratio, brightness (cd/m2?), pixel pitch ect?

Kind regards, any suggestions appreciated :) 

Frank

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August 30, 2013 6:15:15 AM

The QNIX can be a nice monitor, you just need to take into account it's limitations. It is using a decent PLS panel from Samsung, but everything else on it has been made to reduce costs. So basically it only has one DVI-D connection for your computer and very limited adjustments for anything. Generally you get the bare minimum to be able to use the panel for your computer. The upside is that you get a 2560x1440 27" panel for half the cost of a full featured one.

If you don't want to take the risks involved, you can get a great 23-24" monitor for that amount of money. Depending on what kind of gaming your do Asus panels using the same PLS panel technology or just straight up IPS panels might be good for you or even a nice 120Hz monitor.
BenQ XL2411T 120Hz monitor £240
Asus MX239H 23 inch Widescreen AH-IPS £210
Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24 inch IPS Widescreen £210
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August 30, 2013 6:18:39 AM

FrankJaeger said:
Hey dudes, thanks for clicking the thread!

As many of you probably know, Rome 2: Total War is released and it is imperative I upgrade my outmoded 20in Philips 'FlatTV' Lmao

I would like a 27in monitor but that can be waved for a smaller 24 if it performs better. I have recently been suggested an 'QNIX QX2710 Evolution II' After some reading some articles, some for and some against, I was wondering what were your thoughts on this; seemingly fabulous Korean export or shoddy remake?

A safer option maybe is the 'Iiyama Prolite E2773HS' Good reviews, good value, though will it be enough?

I have a budget of around 250 give or take. Not looking for anything particularly fancy, just a nice picture to play Rome 2, movie watching, some video editing, music production and internet browsing.

Also could anybody copy me some very quick explanations of some technical terms? response time, contrast ratio, brightness (cd/m2?), pixel pitch ect?

Kind regards, any suggestions appreciated :) 

Frank


Whats specs your computer? Its no going going OTT with the resolution on the monitor if your PC doesn't have enough juice to use it!
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August 31, 2013 5:57:41 PM

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Whats specs your computer? Its no going going OTT with the resolution on the monitor if your PC doesn't have enough juice to use it![/quotemsg]

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Intel i5 3570k
Radeon HD 7850
16gb Corsair Vengeance

Since I'm not a huge fan of FPS games I think 120Hz is a leap in the wrong direction. I think 2ms or lower is a must. Still split between wanting a 27 or a 24, if I were braver the ONYX would be currently in a plane leaving Korea but I'm still not convinced of it's reliability. Does anybody own one that can lend me some comforting words?

I'm not looking for a monitor dripping with features:
An adjustable screen (Tilt + Raise)
DVII-HDMI and Display Port Ports
Decent viewing angle
Sharp picture

If I decide to go against the ONYX I think the spotlight will shine onto the 24's for sure. I doubt there's any point of grabbing a low grade larger monitor for the sake of 3 inches.




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