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Ok so recently I upgraded from a 1080p to a 1440p monitor and it has been amazing apart from the 1440p monitor not being able to overclock past 60hz without skipping frames. I guess for the price I bo… Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Ok so recently I upgraded from a 1080p to a 1440p monitor and it has been amazing apart from the 1440p monitor not being able to overclock past 60hz without skipping frames. I guess for the price I bought it for (£210) I cant really complain as it does do its job, but I really was hoping to get a higher refresh rate outa it.

To the point, I've been looking at the Qnix Qx2710 Koreon Monitor of ebay for £220 + Import fees (£60) so £280 total, but these monitors have the same kinda quality display as my current monitor, except they overclock to 120hz which is superb for my gaming needs. Just not sure if the price is worth it considering I sell my current monitor for £170, that means I gotta put in a extra £110 for 120hz. Thanks, btw can afford just not sure if its justifiable.
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
What about the BenQ Zowie e-Sports monitors they come in 24" 1080p & 27" 1440p both 144hz.
#2
dozstanford
What about the BenQ Zowie e-Sports monitors they come in 24" 1080p & 27" 1440p both 144hz.
They are both amazing monitors especially the 1440p one imo, but that price point of £450, is just completely not viable for me.
#3
Try looking for the XL2730Z, its the previous model to the Zowie but still 1440p/144hz, there was some stock floating around over Christmas below £300.
#4
Personally I'd say the difference in 60hz and 120hz isn't worth buying a new monitor for. I used to have a qnix qx2710 and whilst it was a sweet monitor I didn't see much difference between 60hz and over clocked.

Also are you buying a 2710 in the hope of over clocking or do they come at 120hz standard now?

edit: just saw your looking at overclocking the monitor, not all 2710s oc to 120hz you know? Average is 80-100hz

Edited By: bbfb123 on Feb 02, 2017 13:04: text
#5
bbfb123
Personally I'd say the difference in 60hz and 120hz isn't worth buying a new monitor for. I used to have a qnix qx2710 and whilst it was a sweet monitor I didn't see much difference between 60hz and over clocked.
Also are you buying a 2710 in the hope of over clocking or do they come at 120hz standard now?
edit: just saw your looking at overclocking the monitor, not all 2710s oc to 120hz you know? Average is 80-100hz
They don't come standard at 120hz, still 60hz but as I've seen the single DVI port ones usually always hit 110hz us thats around the limit of what a DVI can transmit.

For the difference between 60hz and 120hz I agree with you to a extent, but when it comes to games like BF1 and other fast pased games I can tell the difference and also my Fury pumps out way more than 60hz on games like Battlefield 1.

Btw what happened to your monitor??
#6
Everything seemed smoother at 96hz for me definitely but I wouldn't pay for a monitor twice over just to go up to 120hz from 60.

I sold my monitor in end think I got £150 for it. I resented the fact the pc needed so much horsepower for the higher resolution so went back down to 1080p. This was last year mind.

Also £280 seems steep for a 2710, sure I only paid like 220 with import fees on.

Edited By: bbfb123 on Feb 02, 2017 16:34: edit
#7
bbfb123
Everything seemed smoother at 96hz for me definitely but I wouldn't pay for a monitor twice over just to go up to 120hz from 60.
I sold my monitor in end think I got £150 for it. I resented the fact the pc needed so much horsepower for the higher resolution so went back down to 1080p. This was last year mind.
Also £280 seems steep for a 2710, sure I only paid like 220 with import fees on.
£150 is pretty cheap sale considering if its in good condition, as for the price it is, it all depends on customs as I know some people having to pay £65 custom fees while others pay £15.

I got my R9 Fury preety cheap, so that thing does really well at 1440p, only like 15% more demanding than 1080p due to the nature of that card.

As for my current monitor if I was gonna sell I think I would be able to get about £170ish considering that its just come though as a new replacement yesterday.
#8
Yeah see I'm into nvdia so I didn't have that freesync feature. I'm sure I paid like 230 all in for my 2710 maybe two years ago. prices must have gone up
#9
bbfb123
Personally I'd say the difference in 60hz and 120hz isn't worth buying a new monitor for. I used to have a qnix qx2710 and whilst it was a sweet monitor I didn't see much difference between 60hz and over clocked.
Also are you buying a 2710 in the hope of over clocking or do they come at 120hz standard now?
edit: just saw your looking at overclocking the monitor, not all 2710s oc to 120hz you know? Average is 80-100hz


Hahahaha.
#10
I'm pretty much on the edge now, might just go and order a 144hz freesync tomorrow tbh, as I'm dieing to play Battlefield 1 and CSGO again. For this current monitor, will probably list it here for pretty cheap, but remember its only for you guys who are fine with 60hz.

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