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Looking for g-sync 2k monitor with good color fidelity

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Zantal

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Currently using a full HD low budget samsung monitor I decided to upgrade.

But after getting some information about g-sync monitors TF panels IPS I just got more confused, and there are not so many detailed posts in here about it.

I just wanted to know if anyone owns a monitor with g-sync - 2560x1440p and good color fidelity and if he is satisfied with it.

I will use it mainly for gaming, but I would like to watch movies on it too, so view angles come into play.

I have looked some Acer models but they seem to have many issues regarding manufacturing (dead pixels, bad backlight illum and so on)

Price isn't a problem.
 

ATMINSIDE

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For what you're asking for, get an IPS monitor.

I'm assuming you know about the list of GSync monitors, correct?
 
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Zantal

Zantal

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Yeah I know about the list, I was more asking about personal experiences.

I have read some reviews about the acer and asus models and they seem to be plagued with all kind of problems as I described above.
Also IPS monitors seem to suffer the most about backlight bleeding (something I have seen on a friend's pc and is definitely a no no for me)

And as to show how noobish I am in the monitor department, well I though 2k meant over 2000 width <.<
 

ATMINSIDE

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Well, if you want good color representation and viewing angles in your list of needs I recommend you get an IPS.
Backlight bleed is better on some models than others.
Check out TFTCentral for great technical reviews of monitors.
 

EarthDog

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Zantal, in fairness, I am being very literal on the 2k thing. It's a pet peeve if mine, lol!
 
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Zantal

Zantal

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I may have to go to a psychiatrist, I just bought the Acer Predator XB270HU out of impulse, after racing through the reviews.

If I get a bad monitor I will just have to send it back and wait for another one, I just hope I don't end up like the other poor fellas on amazon who tried 5 different monitors before getting one that actually worked ok =(

oh god oh god (breathing heavily)
 

Janus67

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I may have to go to a psychiatrist, I just bought the Acer Predator XB270HU out of impulse, after racing through the reviews.

If I get a bad monitor I will just have to send it back and wait for another one, I just hope I don't end up like the other poor fellas on amazon who tried 5 different monitors before getting one that actually worked ok =(

oh god oh god (breathing heavily)

That's one of the best monitors available, I doubt you will be disappointed
 
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Zantal

Zantal

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It's just that I have read some bad reviews about it concerning product quality (dead pixels and heavy back lighting issues)

For that reason I bought a new one with 1 month return policy free shipping and replacement.
 

Witchdoctor

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I have used Acer monitors for years and have had no problems.
I would argue they have very good quality control.
Have been looking at that monitor as well.

Just got done with a client build using this TN model not one dead pixel I could see

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...gclid=CKKe0OXYtcoCFYIcHwodUM0DNQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Client loves it. I was very happy with the picture and color as well, however like IPS panels a bit better personally
 
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Zantal

Zantal

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little update,

I got my monitor, and I already think it is a repackaged one, for example the display port is a little bit bent.

Anyway, in my foolishness I forgot to check how to connect the gpu to the monitor and today I found out that my gtx970 has only mini DP.

. . .
. . .

How could I have missed something like that. I only checked got Display port? yepppp! good to go!

Now I am sad, the new cable will come on saturday. I will have to sit here and play on my samsung while I watch this beast sitting beside it unused =(
 
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EarthDog

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That is also male to male, which is needed I believe. The mDP (males) goes into the card (female), and the DP (male) goes into the monitor (also female), so you need male to male on both ends of whatever plug is used.
 
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Zantal

Zantal

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oh god . . .

Luckily I asked you guys, I didn't even notice that thunderbolt c**p.

I got another cable which should get here tomorrow.

But seriously though, do we need all these different connector types?
It seems nowadays every manufacturer is making their own "standards" ffs

edit: this should cut it right?

http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/itemdetails/0B47091/460/67FB3393C9474D4EBB539D3DC944B8CE#techspecs

I mean it doesn't specify it is Thunderbolt, and people in the comments at amazon said they had my same issue with connecting their gpu to the monitor, And I don't think gpus come with that Thunderbolt apple thing right?

right?!

I am in such a bad mood swing right now that I am almost certain when I turn on my monitor it will explode in my face and I will be forever blind.

ok maybe not really that :p
 
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