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Best 1440p Monitor For Gaming?

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a b C Monitor
March 14, 2014 3:47:41 PM

So I was looking to upgrade to a 1440p monitor. Will be used mainly for gaming and surfing the internet. My budget it is anything under 400 dollars and preferably with a 5ms response time or lower(if that is even possible). Thanks in advance!

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a b C Monitor
March 14, 2014 8:06:54 PM

Besides the 1ms difference in response time is there really a difference between the cheaper ones VS the more expensive ASUS one? Also I'm not looking to over clock the monitor.
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a b C Monitor
March 14, 2014 9:00:38 PM

It has been my experience that "you get what you pay for" when it comes to monitors. I would go with the Asus 1ms or a Dell IPS.
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 12:58:27 AM

Is there an real benefit of buying a 550$ ASUS monitor instead of cheaper Qnix or ACER? If I'm going to spend that much on a monitor I might as well wait for a 1440p Gsync one, even tho its priced at 700$
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 1:12:43 AM

And if you find that your $50 less bargain monitor less than satisfactory, what are going to do with that extra $50?
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 4:31:52 AM

If you got the cash, wait it out for the new ASUS PG2780Q G-SYNC monitor as it will serve as the superior option among "gaming" 1440p monitors. I currently use a korean Yamakasi Q270 1440p IPS monitor and love it. You can get these for nearly half the price of what the new ASUS is going to cost you, but you'll miss out on the fluid 120Hz and G-SYNC features..
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 10:40:50 AM

I have the money for a 1440p Gsync monitor but 700$ is a lot to drop on a monitor. I might just but the ASUS one for 550$ or wait and see if I can get a good Gsync one for 600?
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 12:05:44 PM

StormyIV said:
I was looking at this monitor

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CAKD6LI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S...


A lot of people have good things to say about the QNIX regardless of it being a korean knockoff, but I prefer Yamakasi as their QC is on average a little higher, (but a little more pricey.)
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 1:35:53 PM

Theres only a couple left in stock should I just order it while I can?
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 3:06:11 PM

StormyIV said:
Theres only a couple left in stock should I just order it while I can?


No offense to Amazon, but ebay has a plethora of these floating around. But I highly advise getting one from a reputable seller with a good return policy whether if it a shop from amazon or seller on ebay. The seller back when I bought mine had amazing support and offered 14 day return policy. Here is where I advise getting since it seems to get a great deal of traffic and great reviews.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-YAMAKASI-DS27...
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 5:53:03 PM

StormyIV said:
Ill probably just wait till my tax returns come in and get this monitor: http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Profession...

Is there any special cable that im going to need?


Cables are included. :) 

What's in the Box
ASUS PB278Q PLS LED WQHD Monitor
Dual-link DVI Cable
VGA Cable
HDMI Cable
Audio Cable
DisplayPort Cable
Power Cord
Quick Start Guide
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a b C Monitor
March 15, 2014 6:18:33 PM

I need the Dual Link DVI cable to obtain 1440p right? Well when my tax returns come in I will order the ASUS PB278. Thanks for the help!
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a b C Monitor
March 16, 2014 3:58:41 AM

StormyIV said:
I need the Dual Link DVI cable to obtain 1440p right? Well when my tax returns come in I will order the ASUS PB278. Thanks for the help!


The DVI and displayport will give you full 60Hz 1440p.
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July 18, 2014 6:00:03 AM

StormyIV said:
Besides the 1ms difference in response time is there really a difference between the cheaper ones VS the more expensive ASUS one? Also I'm not looking to over clock the monitor.


Are you sure you're not going to overclock that monitor? You could get that thing up to 1360jigaflops and 128 bit colors...
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August 13, 2014 8:44:23 AM

Karadjgne said:
if you are looking for 2650x1440 27" monitors, these are the absolute lowest of the line.

Monitor: Crossover 27Q LED 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($413.49 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Achieva QH2700-IPSMS LITE EDGE 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($373.49 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer K272HULbmiidp 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($407.58 @ Newegg)

this one I'd recommend.

Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.99 @ Amazon)

The prices pretty much go up from there...




But isn't the PB278Q a PLS monitor?
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a b C Monitor
August 13, 2014 2:55:38 PM

StormyIV said:
Besides the 1ms difference in response time is there really a difference between the cheaper ones VS the more expensive ASUS one? Also I'm not looking to over clock the monitor.


The biggest difference you begin to see with the more $$$ you spend on the monitor is color rendition, hence why studios, media, and such use them.

This is why when you put say this ASUS PG278Q (Speed & Color) against (Gaming at High)

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD (Color) against (Media Maverick)

ASUS VS278Q-P Ultrafast 1ms 27-Inch LED (Size & Speed, but only 1080p)

And the price drops with each level, and the same happens as you keep increasing the $$$.
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a b C Monitor
October 25, 2014 6:22:22 PM

So after 6 months or so of using a 1440p panel at 60hz I decided to try out 1080p at 144hz. Im selling both my 1440p monitors and buying 2 more 1080p 144hz monitors. My main monitor will have gsync the other 2 will not. 1080p at 144hz blows away 1440p at 60hz. The game is just so much smoother and its easier to tell whats going on around you.
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a b C Monitor
October 27, 2014 1:35:00 AM

Which 1080P 144Hz monitor did you get? I have the Asus VG248. And it is "smoother". I'm guessing that it seems that way because the image is updated more often (2.4X). The mouse pointer seems to glide.
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a b C Monitor
October 27, 2014 8:12:27 AM

I bought the ASUS VG278HE 27-Inch. Yea I was messing around with 60hz then changing it to 120-144hz and the difference is amazing providing your getting 120 fps of course. Agreed the mouse pointer glides across the screen pretty smoothly.
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December 17, 2014 10:38:23 PM

"You get what you pay for" applies to many things, but not all.

The QNIX (single input), and its many variants and rebrands, is extremely popular for a reason. It uses, typically, a complete samsung 27" QHD panel and backlight. Its then put into a cheap ass casing with an adequate PCB. You get nothing else.

But what you do get is excellent picture quality (yes, better than other budget name brand stuff +$200 more non sale prices) . This is explained ad naseum in 1000 page threads elsewhere on the internet if you choose to look into it.

Cons: Possible minor "backlight bleed". If you choose, you can fix this by removing the metal frame around the panel and bending it square. Sounds bad, but it isn't

Cheap casing, including tilt.

Tedious warranty process if required

DVI D only. Do not buy the others

Pros: $300 shipped in one day. High quality display. You just wont beat it for the price

Overclockable. 96 hz minimum, 120 possible. Even if you cant push those frames, this decreases input lag as well. Input lag is stellar due in part to the simple PCB.

So on one hand, all the important things are there. On the other hand, its some ebay reseller out of Korea. Korea, who makes the good shit to begin with mind you, but its a long shot from customer service at a domestic office for a major company

Worth it, in my book. The only 1440p monitor I want above this is a gsync monitor, I feel it would be a total waste of money for most anything in between
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