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Topic # 107693 17-Aug-2012 11:55 Send private message

Hi There!

I am considering going to IPS Panels, and I want to make sure that what I purchase is suitable for gaming as I do a fair bit of that. RPG's and FPS are my main game types.

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  Reply # 673651 17-Aug-2012 12:05

I purchased a 27" S-IPS panel recently, ex-South Korea.  Generally sub-NZ$400 depending on the exchange rate, very well priced (although some examples are somewhat poorly constructed).

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Related discussion on GP forums here: http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/442303/?s= 

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  Reply # 673714 17-Aug-2012 15:02 Send private message

Hows it going for you kevin? Once I get this new obscene rates payment out of the way I am planning on picking one up as my 23" is just annoying me with its dither.




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  Reply # 673716 17-Aug-2012 15:06

It's pretty awesome.  The one I have is almost flawless - there's a very slight amount of backlight leakage at the bottom (but in reality no worse than my previous monitor which was a Dell 2005fpw - which is now in portrait alongside the new screen).

It's a steal at $400ish.  



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  Reply # 673717 17-Aug-2012 15:08 Send private message

My issue with these monitors is warranty!

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  Reply # 673719 17-Aug-2012 15:13 Send private message

I picked up one of the Yamakasi 27's off trademe, it looks brilliant, haven't thrown anything too amazing at it but I've not seen any lag or delay from the little bit of gaming I do, mostly rts's so far. Biggest issue with mine is the stand is a piece of crap and I need to replace it.

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  Reply # 673727 17-Aug-2012 15:27

networkn: My issue with these monitors is warranty!


Sure, but at $400 for a 27" IPS monitor I'm willing to wear that risk.  The Apple display is $1600, and the HP ZR2750W (which uses the same panel) is ~$1000.



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  Reply # 673728 17-Aug-2012 15:28 Send private message

I'd be interested to compare one side by side next to my Asus PA246Q or my ZR24W's

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  Reply # 673733 17-Aug-2012 15:34 Send private message

Im thinking I might just get some of the old dell 4:3's that a guy is selling on trademe to tide me over.




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  Reply # 674474 20-Aug-2012 11:10 Send private message

Bought one from trademe. It's a CATLeap 27. Dunno really what that means. I see some of them can be overclocked to 100hz, I am wondering if I'd even notice or it's worth the risk? Does it increase the chances of bad pixels or just to the electrical components?


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  Reply # 674499 20-Aug-2012 12:11

networkn: Bought one from trademe. It's a CATLeap 27. Dunno really what that means. I see some of them can be overclocked to 100hz, I am wondering if I'd even notice or it's worth the risk? Does it increase the chances of bad pixels or just to the electrical components?



http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club

Only certain revisions (2B most notably) of the Catleap monitors can be overclocked to 120Hz with a bit of driver fiddling - potentially you'll get smoother motion and less lag particularly in FPS games.  I wouldn't expect any increased risk of component failure.

It's fairly unlikely that you've got one of those specific monitors though, they're fairly sought-after.

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  Reply # 674558 20-Aug-2012 13:28 Send private message

A bit more expensive but worth every cent - I bought the DELL ULTRASHARP U2410 24" IPS MONITOR.
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=14316

I play mainly RPG's and can't fault its performance. Colour accuracy is also important to me since I do graphics work on the same system. Only 24" but a gorgeous monitor. 



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  Reply # 674560 20-Aug-2012 13:39 Send private message

I like the Dell Ultrasharps (Rebranded Samsungs mostly), but I HATE Dell with a passion that burns like 1000 fiery Suns, and I couldn't stand to look at the Dell logo x 3 for 8 hours a day!


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  Reply # 674687 20-Aug-2012 17:49 Send private message

Dell ultra sharps use IPS panels Samsung don't make or sell screens with IPS panels so they're definitely not rebranded Samsung screens.

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  Reply # 674827 20-Aug-2012 21:44 Send private message

networkn: I like the Dell Ultrasharps (Rebranded Samsungs mostly), but I HATE Dell with a passion that burns like 1000 fiery Suns, and I couldn't stand to look at the Dell logo x 3 for 8 hours a day!



You had me going, "Dell logo? Where?" so I had to turn on all the lights and get up close for a look. I can see it if I shine light from the side and it catches reflection. Otherwise, its almost unnoticeable. 

They aren't rebranded Samsungs - at least these Ultrasharps aren't. 

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  Reply # 675450 22-Aug-2012 12:52 Send private message

PANiCnz: Dell ultra sharps use IPS panels Samsung don't make or sell screens with IPS panels so they're definitely not rebranded Samsung screens.


Indeed, most IPS panels are made by LG.

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