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Old 09-01-14, 03:23 PM
GregPalos GregPalos is offline
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New monitor. Help. Choices xd

Hey guys!

Looking to buy a new monitor. Just sold my Asus VG278H recently although i was a sucker for the 3D and 120hz but felt it was time to move on and see what other monitors would suit me better.
My build - http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=58419
Graphics card - Watercooled Geforce GTX 690

I game regularly and love my films.

I'm currently searching for amonitor under £400 and Don't know whether I would prefer 2560*1080 or 2560*1400. OR even a Korean monitor of either. Any advice would be much appreciated. EDUCATE ME.

Thank you all once again.

Monitors I have been looking at.

LG 29EA73 - 29 inch -2560*1080 - 5ms - £361
Dell U2913WM - 29 inch - 2560*1080 - 8ms - Deal for £300
Acheiva Shimian - 29 inch - 2560*1080 - 5ms - Korean (Apparently max 3 dead pixels) £296 + tax
Crossover 2720MDP - 27 inch - 2560*1400 - 6ms - Korean (no dead pixels (perfect? :/)) £279 + tax

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Old 09-01-14, 04:58 PM
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Well, I did get the U2913WM for X-mas and I honestly do love it. Movies look awesome on it; not a hardcore gamer but I'm satisfied with its performance when I do play games. Coincidently, it overclocks to 85Hz if that's important to you...I haven't tried to go higher, though. I might try to see if I can maybe tonight. I'm more into the aesthetics and this monitor does not disappoint in that department, it's gorgeous. I also like Dells because of the their dead pixel guarantee (http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/c...anel-guarantee), although I've owned 5 Dell monitors and none have come with dead pixels.

You should note, that, for roughly the same price, Dell (among other manufacturers) will be coming out with 4k monitors toward the end of January. Might be prudent for you to wait a little bit to see what people think of those. If you're concerned with pricing, the Dell 4ks will be USD$699. Also note that the U2913WM is selling on Newegg for USD$439.

Anyway, hope this helps :-).
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Old 09-01-14, 08:31 PM
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Have a look at the Dell U2713HM as well, it's a 2K (2560x1440) monitor and it displays color very well! As it only draws 30 watt, it's one of the most efficient monitors on the market.
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Old 10-01-14, 01:58 AM
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Hey upin! Right well I've done some research and the 4K panel is pointless to me. Here are the reasons why: firstly it's a 30Hz TN panel. If I wanted to stick to TN I would keep my 120Hz panel. Secondly any 4k content I have would be games, and therefore such a low screen refresh rate would give me urges to staple my eyelids to my eyebrows with my teeth for ammunition. You're really convincing me of buying a Dell widescreen though because I think I'll want the ability to adjust the height of the monitor. My only problem or annoyance is the difference of 3ms of refresh rate for Dell vs LG. They're both the same price just the LG is 5ms (G2G). I have a feeling though that I wouldn't notice it?

Hi Theouterone!
That monitor in the UK is a bit pricey for me, I'd like to keep it below £400 and if I wanted a 2560x1440 wouldn't I be better of buying from Korea?

EDIT
Just found out that LG released more of the same monitor with slight alterations. The LG 29EA73 has an adjustable stand brother called the 29EB73 on ballicom for 379 + p&p. So that could be an alternative to my problem.
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Old 10-01-14, 05:30 PM
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Fair enough! Good point on the stand...that was actually one of the selling points for me as well...oh and I have a 5.1 speaker system by Dell that has the sound bar that can fit on the Dell monitor too. LG was definitely one of the ones I was considering...it was actually between the LG and Dell but because I had the speaker system and it was on sale, I went for the Dell (yes, I bought my own X-mas present haha). In terms of the response time, I have a gut feeling you won't notice, but I'm not as discerning as some users on the forum, for sure. Anyway, hope you enjoy whatever you get, can't go wrong with either one, tbh.
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