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#201 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

There's tiny bit of backlight bleeding on the right, or at least some kind of glow that's hardly noticeable, other than that along with the stand, it's great, no dead or stuck pixels! And this thing overclocks like a BEAST! Got 80hz, 96, and 120hz with zero problems. I tricked it into thinking it's a Catleap when it's actually a Qnix, lol.

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mitu123

Nice, mitu!  :D

120 Hz 1440p gaming...:shock:  That has to be amazing.  Very smooth, I bet, on top of the higher resolution.

#202 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"]And my computer no longer downclocks to 1.6 like it used to before. :roll: I thought Asus made good mobos... kraken2109
Have you looked at all the power saving settings in the BIOS?

Yeah. Got it fixed now I think.
#203 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3396 posts) -
I managed to overclock mine to ................64Hz :o
#204 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

 

Nice, mitu!  :D

120 Hz 1440p gaming...:shock:  That has to be amazing.  Very smooth, I bet, on top of the higher resolution.

FaustArp

Some people say 120hz is a marketing gimmick...I just tried it and it's smoother than I imagined. It's like a different feel because you're not use to everything feeling, looking and controlling so smoothly. In motion it just puts 60hz to shame. I can still do 60hz of course because I'm so used to it, but 120hz is like a different league, it's like being wowed for the 1st time ever! It's scarily crazy good.

#205 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]Any reason why you purchased a Qnix, Mitu? I never heard of it, but then again, I don't know much on Asian brand monitors. How much was it? Have you given it a test run on any games? I'd like to see how it runs with MSI afterburner stats going.Elann2008

Price($341 bucks), overclocking, got tired of 1200p, etc.

I tried BF3 at 120hz...just insanely smooth, it's so unreal.O_o

1440p @ 120Hz. Holy teenage mutant ninja turtles. But why the Qnix? Is it a reliable brand? Curious, i might get that too if you are liking it a lot and it's quality.

From what I've read:  The HP ZR30w monitor doesn't have a scaler so = less latency.  Hmm.  But man, $1,100.. Whoosh.

Edit:  I think it will come down to these two --->   U3011 vs HP ZR30w.

U3011 has input lag. Should go with the HP-ZR30w.

Well when I went to overclock.net I read on threads that people bought Qnix and most were happy with them, though some had problems. Some had stuck pixels, dead pixels and excessive backlight bleeding. According to what I'm reading, I'm one of the luckiest ones because I have zero stuck and dead pixels and backlight bleeing so tiny you only notice it when you're standing, not sitting, and it's way too small to make a big deal about it. Mine is almost perfect as it gets, and heck I didn't even order a pixel perfect version, just the regular, lol. I tried 120hz and it's just amazing.

But it's all based on luck though. I ordered from amazon because I don't think I would like ordering from ebay for these kind of monitors.

#206 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

Edit:  I think it will come down to these two --->   U3011 vs HP ZR30w.

Elann2008

Those were the two I was looking at for a while as well, when I first decided to go super-high res.  However, I read way too many reports of excessive input lag on the Dell Ultrasharp, and I wouldn't be able to put up with that.

I'm very happy with mh HP ZR30w, for what it's worth. :)

#207 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Oh and I forgot to mention that my monitor has no input lag either.

#208 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

Thanks guys. I was reading through overclock.net and other forums as well. Nearly everyone pretty much made the same comments about the Dell, compared to HP ZR30w, just like you guys said.  Between the two, I would definitely get the HP.

I've also been looking into Korean monitors as the "other alternative," but I'm not sure if I could be haggled with it, unless I get lucky like Mitu. I've been looking at Crossover 3020MDP, Crossover 30Q5 Pro Black, and Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE.

I remember when the Catleap's were like $300-320 when they first came out.  Made it an easy buy for most people.  I've read that there are ways to get rid of dead/stuck pixels.  Not sure what the success rate of those are..  

The Yamakasi Catleap is something I could easily buy now but the monitor I have now is already a 26" monitor (yeah, very rare size monitor), and I'd need to see something like a 30" monitor to see a difference. Either way, even a 27" Catleap will have 1440p and tight pixel density.  The Catleap would still be a pretty significant upgrade from what I have. :-)

If I hold off a couple of months, I could get the HP ZR30w, because then, I would have to buy a new GPU as well.  Hey... at least now.. I know which monitors to pick from, thanks to you guys.  It definitely narrowed my search down.  

#209 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

 

Nice, mitu!  :D

120 Hz 1440p gaming...:shock:  That has to be amazing.  Very smooth, I bet, on top of the higher resolution.

mitu123

Some people say 120hz is a marketing gimmick...I just tried it and it's smoother than I imagined. It's like a different feel because you're not use to everything feeling, looking and controlling so smoothly. In motion it just puts 60hz to shame. I can still do 60hz of course because I'm so used to it, but 120hz is like a different league, it's like being wowed for the 1st time ever! It's scarily crazy good.

I know EXACTLY what you mean by that; that is the exact same way I felt when I saw my games running at higher resolution for the first time.  I remember the day I set the monitor up and started playing some games, I just couldn't believe it...my jaw hit the floor and stayed there.  And then I fired up Crysis 3!  :o  I don't think I'll ever be able to play PC games @1080p again.

I can only imagine how much worse 120 Hz could ruin me, haha.

#210 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

I feel like the first thing I would do when I get my new monitor is fire up a racing game with nice graphics. Cockpit view.  :cool:

#211 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

I feel like the first thing I would do when I get my new monitor is fire up a racing game with nice graphics. Cockpit view.  :cool:

Elann2008

What is a good racing game for the PC with nice graphics?

I haven't played a racer for a while, and I've never played one on PC...

#212 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

I feel like the first thing I would do when I get my new monitor is fire up a racing game with nice graphics. Cockpit view.  :cool:

FaustArp

What is a good racing game for the PC with nice graphics?

I haven't played a racer for a while, and I've never played one on PC...

Ben plays Project Cars lol. That's the best in terms of graphics in the racing genre. Personally, I play Shift 2. Dirt series and Grid 1 is cool too.
#213 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -
Dirt games are great fun with cockpit cam. If you want to try Dirt, go for the second, it's much better than the third.
#214 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
Dirt games are great fun with cockpit cam. If you want to try Dirt, go for the second, it's much better than the third.C_Rule
Mmhm. :-)
#215 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

Dirt 2 has a free demo, think I'll give that a whirl...

#216 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

 

Nice, mitu!  :D

120 Hz 1440p gaming...:shock:  That has to be amazing.  Very smooth, I bet, on top of the higher resolution.

FaustArp

Some people say 120hz is a marketing gimmick...I just tried it and it's smoother than I imagined. It's like a different feel because you're not use to everything feeling, looking and controlling so smoothly. In motion it just puts 60hz to shame. I can still do 60hz of course because I'm so used to it, but 120hz is like a different league, it's like being wowed for the 1st time ever! It's scarily crazy good.

I know EXACTLY what you mean by that; that is the exact same way I felt when I saw my games running at higher resolution for the first time.  I remember the day I set the monitor up and started playing some games, I just couldn't believe it...my jaw hit the floor and stayed there.  And then I fired up Crysis 3!  :o  I don't think I'll ever be able to play PC games @1080p again.

I can only imagine how much worse 120 Hz could ruin me, haha.

That's the thing, you have the power to do 120hz quite easily at 1080p and I'll just say it's like a different experience, lol. Since you're doing 1600p, only way for you to play games at a lower res again is to have higher hertz than 60. Sometimes you wish they made a 1600p monitor that goes above 60hz.:P

#217 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
^ 1600p, 120Hz, super-super thin bezels, nice-sturdy stand, beautiful housing, super-low latency, no ghosting PRAD approved!
#218 Posted by themagicbum9720 (6505 posts) -

i've been buying new parts for my computer just because i felt like going overkill. here's a kind of big picture of what i bought: 

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i forgot about my cpu fan not working with this motherboard so i bought a bracket to make it work, it should be here tomorrow and that's when i'm gonna put everything together. yes, that's 64 gigs of ram, gonna set up a ramdisk. im thinking about watercooling but dont know if i should this soon after buying all this.

#219 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7237 posts) -

@mitu

was that advertised as 120hz or by lottery?

How low can you set the brightness? My eyes are sensitive to bright lights at night so I was wondering.

#220 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

@mitu

was that advertised as 120hz or by lottery?

How low can you set the brightness? My eyes are sensitive to bright lights at night so I was wondering.

Bikouchu35

Well by the latter but quite a bit of people hit 120hz easily by simple overclocking.

It can be quite dim on the lowest brightness level!

#221 Posted by clyde46 (43660 posts) -
My LAN rig going to take a back seat for a while. Got to back for a clutch for my car.
#222 Posted by Weird_Jerk (571 posts) -
Has anyone else tried playing a game in 3D (I know, a gimmick) on a plasma? I tried Far Cry 3 on our Panasonic ST50 recently in 3D, and I must say, it looks phenomenal. Is this the real life? It's so much fun to circle around vehicles and rocks and trees just admiring the extra dimension, and the smoothness beats both of my poopy samsung LCDs.
#223 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
Has anyone else tried playing a game in 3D (I know, a gimmick) on a plasma? I tried Far Cry 3 on our Panasonic ST50 recently in 3D, and I must say, it looks phenomenal. Is this the real life? It's so much fun to circle around vehicles and rocks and trees just admiring the extra dimension, and the smoothness beats both of my poopy samsung LCDs.Weird_Jerk
I have a Panasonic Plasma as well.. and I need to try this one day.
#224 Posted by Weird_Jerk (571 posts) -

[QUOTE="Weird_Jerk"]Has anyone else tried playing a game in 3D (I know, a gimmick) on a plasma? I tried Far Cry 3 on our Panasonic ST50 recently in 3D, and I must say, it looks phenomenal. Is this the real life? It's so much fun to circle around vehicles and rocks and trees just admiring the extra dimension, and the smoothness beats both of my poopy samsung LCDs.Elann2008
I have a Panasonic Plasma as well.. and I need to try this one day.

We've had our ST50 for at least 4 months now, and only last week did we even buy 3D glasses.  We bought two $20 pairs of Samsung glasses that painlessly paired with the TV when you enable the 3D.  I sat there and just stared for hours, trying out every game and blu ray we have.  I must have been sitting there for 7 hours before I was satiated lol. 

Crysis 1/Warhead, Far Cry 3, Planetside 2, Skyrim, Mirror's Edge (OMG) and Zeno Clash were a few with which the 3D effect was the most prominent.  I was a little disappointed to not notice much for Crysis 3 :/  On the other hand, some non-3D blu rays looked amazing with the 3D upscaling of the TV -- Avatar, pretty much any Ghibli movie (the art "pops" in 3D), Tron, etc.  I am immensely impressed with the 3D, and because the refresh is so high, you *still* get the smoothness of that 120Hz-feel to it.  I highly recommend trying this if you have a plasma :P  I carried my computer downstairs just to try it and ended up leaving it hooked up to the tv for 3 days.

EDIT: Added Mirror's Edge to the list of awesome games in 3D.  That and FC3 were bar-none THE best. :)

#225 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

Has anyone else tried playing a game in 3D (I know, a gimmick) on a plasma? I tried Far Cry 3 on our Panasonic ST50 recently in 3D, and I must say, it looks phenomenal. Is this the real life? It's so much fun to circle around vehicles and rocks and trees just admiring the extra dimension, and the smoothness beats both of my poopy samsung LCDs.Weird_Jerk

I tried it on my Panasonic VT plasma, the 3D effect doesn't even come close to being worth the hit you take in picture quality by playing in this configuration.

Was cool for like 20 minutes, but certainly didn't want to do any actual gaming like that.

#226 Posted by Weird_Jerk (571 posts) -

I tried it on my Panasonic VT plasma, the 3D effect doesn't even come close to being worth the hit you take in picture quality by playing in this configuration.

Was cool for like 20 minutes, but certainly didn't want to do any actual gaming like that.

FaustArp

it could have been that my eyes adjusted better after sitting in front of it for so long:P

i was sitting there for hours haha.

#227 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26064 posts) -

I have a Panasonic Plasma as well.. and I need to try this one day. Elann2008

As a owner of a 60" ST30, you really, really do.

it could have been that my eyes adjusted better after sitting in front of it for so long:P

i was sitting there for hours haha.

Weird_Jerk

Since you got Link as your avatar, get Dolphin and use it to play Skyward Sword in 3D. It's f'ing amazing how well it works! Also The Witcher 2 is amazing in 3D, as is RE5. Thinking about getting the 780 whenever it comes out so I can go back to playing in 3D.

#228 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

#229 Posted by Weird_Jerk (571 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] I have a Panasonic Plasma as well.. and I need to try this one day. ChubbyGuy40

As a owner of a 60" ST30, you really, really do.

it could have been that my eyes adjusted better after sitting in front of it for so long:P

i was sitting there for hours haha.

Weird_Jerk

Since you got Link as your avatar, get Dolphin and use it to play Skyward Sword in 3D. It's f'ing amazing how well it works! Also The Witcher 2 is amazing in 3D, as is RE5. Thinking about getting the 780 whenever it comes out so I can go back to playing in 3D.

I'm probably gonna try that tomorrow :P I had an urge to try it, but I couldn't find my wiimote :( and even if I did, I'd need to do a fresh install of all the drivers, thanks to MotionInJoy's disruptive, lingering bluetooth drivers.  But you've convinced me.  I'm doing it all tomorrow. :)

#230 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

mitu123
There is a cute Oriental lady trapped in your sig...
#231 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] I have a Panasonic Plasma as well.. and I need to try this one day. ChubbyGuy40

As a owner of a 60" ST30, you really, really do.

it could have been that my eyes adjusted better after sitting in front of it for so long:P

i was sitting there for hours haha.

Weird_Jerk

Since you got Link as your avatar, get Dolphin and use it to play Skyward Sword in 3D. It's f'ing amazing how well it works! Also The Witcher 2 is amazing in 3D, as is RE5. Thinking about getting the 780 whenever it comes out so I can go back to playing in 3D.

Yeah, I played Skyward Sword on PC via Dolphin. Good stuff! :)
#232 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

mitu123
Dang. :-( Thanks for the heads up though. Sucks to hear - sorry man.
#233 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26064 posts) -

I'm probably gonna try that tomorrow :P I had an urge to try it, but I couldn't find my wiimote :( and even if I did, I'd need to do a fresh install of all the drivers, thanks to MotionInJoy's disruptive, lingering bluetooth drivers.  But you've convinced me.  I'm doing it all tomorrow. :)

Weird_Jerk

All you do is go to the Driver Manager tab and select your bluetooth adapter, then select roll back. Boom, regular BT drivers. I do this all the time when switching between DS3 and Wiimotes. Best thing to really do though is just grab another bluetooth adapter and have that solely for MiJ.

#234 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26064 posts) -

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

mitu123

So why not force your GPU to do it?

#235 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
[QUOTE="mitu123"]

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

Elann2008
Dang. :-( Thanks for the heads up though. Sucks to hear - sorry man.

Oh well, 1440p and 120hz is more than enough for me.=p
#236 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

ChubbyGuy40

So why not force your GPU to do it?

But I can only use the GPU(since monitor isn't listed as it doesn't have a scaler) and it still won't budge.

#237 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3396 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

ChubbyGuy40

So why not force your GPU to do it?

Yeah, just set your Scaling to GPU in the Nvidia control panel.
#238 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26064 posts) -

Some people say 120hz is a marketing gimmick...I just tried it and it's smoother than I imagined. It's like a different feel because you're not use to everything feeling, looking and controlling so smoothly. In motion it just puts 60hz to shame. I can still do 60hz of course because I'm so used to it, but 120hz is like a different league, it's like being wowed for the 1st time ever! It's scarily crazy good.

mitu123

120hz monitor =/= 120hz TV. 120hz TV is simply a interpolation trick that basically analyses frame 1 and frame 2, then creates and inserts frame 1.5 inbetween. It's not real 120hz, it only tries to make things seem smoother. Also remember this is usually seen with a 24hz signal being displayed on a 60hz panel. I personally hate the effect with a passion because it looks so fake and unreal. It's nothing like being able to experience all 120 glorious, real frames being displayed.

Also where did you order your monitor from? (or link the seller you got it from :D)

#239 Posted by quikdash6 (404 posts) -

Ta Da! Recently cleaned the desk area so I figured now would be the time to take some phtoos. Not much but it works for now.

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#240 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
[QUOTE="mitu123"]

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

FaustArp
There is a cute Oriental lady trapped in your sig...

Yeah I been getting that a lot.
#241 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

Some people say 120hz is a marketing gimmick...I just tried it and it's smoother than I imagined. It's like a different feel because you're not use to everything feeling, looking and controlling so smoothly. In motion it just puts 60hz to shame. I can still do 60hz of course because I'm so used to it, but 120hz is like a different league, it's like being wowed for the 1st time ever! It's scarily crazy good.

ChubbyGuy40

120hz monitor =/= 120hz TV. 120hz TV is simply a interpolation trick that basically analyses frame 1 and frame 2, then creates and inserts frame 1.5 inbetween. It's not real 120hz, it only tries to make things seem smoother. Also remember this is usually seen with a 24hz signal being displayed on a 60hz panel. I personally hate the effect with a passion because it looks so fake and unreal. It's nothing like being able to experience all 120 glorious, real frames being displayed.

Also where did you order your monitor from? (or link the seller you got it from :D)

But I didn't mention TV though, I read up on it about monitors and I lol'd. I saw a difference like 2 seconds in.

And I got mine on amazon.

#242 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChubbyGuy40"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

My monitor can't do downsampling, dammit!:P

acanofcoke

So why not force your GPU to do it?

Yeah, just set your Scaling to GPU in the Nvidia control panel.

Except it IS on GPU scaling since it's the only option...

#243 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

Ta Da! Recently cleaned the desk area so I figured now would be the time to take some phtoos. Not much but it works for now.

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quikdash6
Nice. I like clean, uncluttered desks.
#244 Posted by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

[QUOTE="quikdash6"]

Ta Da! Recently cleaned the desk area so I figured now would be the time to take some phtoos. Not much but it works for now.

FaustArp

Nice. I like clean, uncluttered desks.

Me too.

#247 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jennifer622"]Yeah, HAF cases you gotta be tidy with them.Oakley Sunglasses

We need a mod here, and I for one nominate mitu since he has a 120 Hz 1440p display. He may not get rid of the spambots, and hell, he may be a horrible moderator...but goddammit he can play his PC games in 1440p @ 120 fps.
#248 Posted by soolkiki (1710 posts) -

I lol'd.

#249 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26064 posts) -

But I didn't mention TV though, I read up on it about monitors and I lol'd. I saw a difference like 2 seconds in.

And I got mine on amazon.

mitu123

When people claim 120hz is a marketing gimmick, 99% of the time they're talking about TVs and not monitors. Anyone talking about 120hz monitors are plebs who've never seen one in person.

#250 Posted by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

When I get a new monitor, I will have to look at 120hz monitors.