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QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ 27" 2560x1440 PLS Monitor *Matte + Free shipping ($269) OC-able

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Last Edited by treyfer July 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM
On eBay, there's a good deal for QNIX QX2710 Evolution II monitor.

I've watched the price since it was $309, now it is $269 US plus free shipping. I think it is a very good chance to get it. The seller seems to be a good seller as well, as I previously ordered several products from him/her.

QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ 27" 2560x1440 WQHD PLS Computer Monitor *Matte for $269 US. They also offer FREE shipping service. Here some information:

Panel: SAMSUNG PLS (Matte, but glossy might be available as well. I'll update it after making sure.)
Inputs: DVI, Audio In/Out
Response time: 8ms
Type: LED (Slim)
Resolution: 2560*1440

The eBay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

There's also a perfect pixel version. Just in case,
Perfect pixel version :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

I personally think it's an awesome deal to get it.

Community Wiki

Last Edited by wntrsnowg July 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Information I have compiled about these monitors can be found in the OP here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/138476...nitor-club

FAQ from the above website (Since most will be too lazy to go there Stick Out Tongue )

Q: Does this include the DVI cable?
A: Yes

Q: What is the response time of this monitor? The OP says 8ms.
A: OP is wrong. Response time is 6ms, and tested as 6.3ms. Go to OCN club group for proof.

Q: Why Korean PLS monitors? What is different about them?
A: Here is some back story: IPS Korean monitors have been around for awhile now, but with increasing popularity their prices have risen. Overclocking variants cost even more.
Out of this comes new Korean variants using the Samsung PLS screen, specifically the Qnix and the X-star, which offer the same (if not better) image quality of the popular IPS and have a very good chance of overclocking to 120 Hz.

Q: Is it worth it to buy a pixel perfect monitor?
A: No. All evidence as of now suggests that probability of receiving a monitor with no or little dead pixels is random, even if purchasing a 'pixel perfect' monitor. It seems that it is a marketing ploy for them to get more money.

Q: Does the monitor overclock?
A: Yes. To see the various overclocks (OCs) reported, look to the expandable section below titled "Members List Form Submission Trends, Analysis" and look for the pie graph of reported OCs.

Q: If you can overclock in the computer to 120 Hz, does the monitor truly run at 120 Hz?
A: Yes. Proof: http://www.overclock.net/t/137406...t_19788281

Q: Can I buy a monitor that will OC to 120 Hz, guaranteed?
A: No, not as far as I know. There are theories that monitors sold by certain sellers have a better chance to OC higher, but it is considered to be random.

Q: Does the DVI cable used have an effect on OC ability?
A: Some have reported better and worse OCs from using a different cable than that included. Some have also reported varrying OCs with switching their GPU. YMMV

Q: Do any issues come from overclocking, i.e. does it affect reliability?
A: Unknown at this time. However, other korean monitors have been overclocked for years with no issues.

Q: Should I buy an X-star or Qnix (Which one overclock better?)
A: Short answer: Choose whichever one you want.
Long answer: They have the same screen, (both samsung PLS), and look almost identical other than their logo. Neither one has been proven to be clearly better, at this time. The general consensus is believed that they have the same random OC-ability.

Q: Should I buy a matte or glossy monitor?
A: Glossy is superior for image clarity (clarity = sharpness of image. not 'quality' or 'color' of image). The Matte coating on these monitors is semi-Glossy, not a thick Matte coating so it isn't as obtrusive as traditional matte coating. So, choosing Matte or Glossy comes down to if you will be bothered by reflections. If there is a potential for daylight or electrical light reflection, do not get Glossy.

Q: Can i remove the stock stand (base and stem) and mount the monitor?
A: Yes. Both the qnix and x-star have 100mm vesa mount pattern, so mounting is possible. Removing the base is easy (unscrew the thumb screw on the bottom), but removing the clear stem requires opening the monitor casing and unscrewing it. There are multiple videos and pictures below in the "Monitor fixes, support, help" area describing how to open the monitor casing. Once the monitor casing is opened, it is easy to see how to unscrew the screws holding in the base stem.

Q: Will I be able to notice the response time and/or input lag (especially in gaming)?
A: Many users, myself included, have noticed motion blur during FPS gaming (such as planetside 2). It would be even more noticeable in 'twitch' gaming. It is fine for regular use (Leauge of Legends, Guildwars 2, etc.), but gaming professionals should look elsewhere.

Q: Is the panel 6 or 8 bit?
A: Panel is 8 bit.

Q: Differences between IPS and PLS? (why is one better than the other, if that?)
A: IPS is made by LG and PLS is made by Samsung. They are both pretty much the same thing, but technically PLS is better.

Q: I don't live in the U.S.. How much will I have to pay in additional shipping fees, VAT, taxes, etc.?
A: Look at the expandable section below titled "VAT, Fees, Taxes by Country"

Q: Does my monitor have any dead pixels or back light bleed?
A: Here is a good website to check [jasonfarrell.com]. Choose a color and make it full screen to check dead/stuck pixels. For checking back light bleed, choose the black and make it full screen. Make your surroundings as dark as possible with no lights or daylight.

Q: Oh noe, I received a monitor and it has back light bleed (BLB)!! How will I know if it is worthy of getting a return over?
A: Some ebay sellers straight up say that BLB is not something they take returns over. There have been exceptions, however. So take pictures of the monitor in the best standardized way to show BLB. Refer to the "Monitor Fixes, Support, Help" section below for the subsection titled "How to properly take pictures of your backlight bleed" to learn how to take pictures of the BLB, and post them here on this forum.

Q: Is there a way to fix back light bleed (BLB)?
A: Possibly, to some degree. Look below in the expandable section titled "Tape mod to fix Back Light Bleed"

Q: What GPU should I have to support the resolution of this monitor?
A: For non-gaming, anything is fine as long as it has the DVI-D port. For gaming, a card with 2GB GDDR5 is recommended and anything above that is great. Below 2GB will work, just not the best for modern games.

- wntrsnowg

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#46
Quote from mralex View Post :
Anyone using this with a notebook and HDMI-toDVI cable at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200?
Is this possible?
im not entirely sure why it doesn't work, maybe im doing something wrong, but whenever i use my hdmi to dvi cable with any laptop, it gives a BSOD. i googled it a while back and read that it doesn't work, but things might have changed with newer models etc.
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#47
Great wiki, great job!
I dont really need it but its tempting as a third!
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#48
Will this work with a DisplayPort computer output with a DisplayPort to DVI-D converter cable?

my laptop's graphics card is a AMD/ATI FirePro M4000 with 1GB video memory.
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Quote from DeliciousIrony View Post :
Will this work with a DisplayPort computer output with a DisplayPort to DVI-D converter cable?

my laptop's graphics card is a AMD/ATI FirePro M4000 with 1GB video memory.
with one of those $60+ adapters
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#50
Damn, I just bought this 3 days ago from green-sum at 283...
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#51
Quote from wntrsnowg View Post :
I added my OCN club group to the wiki. Will also add common information since the OPs info is incorrect, and I see many people asking common questions
is there a minimum-spec GPU that's required to OC these to 120hz?
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#52
Quote from AkumaX View Post :
is there a minimum-spec GPU that's required to OC these to 120hz?
I am unsure what you are specifically asking, so I will cover both possibilities.

The monitor itself OCing doesn't really depend on the GPU used. There is some variance depending on the GPU, but the OC-ability of the monitor is usually based most on the monitor itself. For example: some people use a gtx 460, some use a Titan. In other words, a dedicated GPU is recommended but it doesn't have to be a good one unless you are going to try and game

Getting 120 FPS while gaming though would require modern cards. Most people SLI with good cards or have single cards like a 7970 (or above) and hit 120 FPS in modern games depending on graphics settings. FPS also depends on your CPU as well.
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#53
Man, I am confused as heck... OC a monitor? When you OC a monitor, do you make the internal chip(s) of it handle higher Hz? How do you do that? I heard of CPU and GPU OCing, but I never knew about Korean 4k monitors and OCing them until now. Do people get them from Korea for the 120Hz, price, LG/Samsung panel, or a combination of those reasons?
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Quote from wntrsnowg View Post :
I am unsure what you are specifically asking, so I will cover both possibilities.

The monitor itself OCing doesn't really depend on the GPU used. There is some variance depending on the GPU, but the OC-ability of the monitor is usually based most on the monitor itself. For example: some people use a gtx 460, some use a Titan. In other words, a dedicated GPU is recommended but it doesn't have to be a good one unless you are going to try and game

Getting 120 FPS while gaming though would require modern cards. Most people SLI with good cards or have single cards like a 7970 (or above) and hit 120 FPS in modern games depending on graphics settings. FPS also depends on your CPU as well.
Thanks, I'm sure (at least, I hope haha) that other people would appreciate this info.

I was actually interested in both possibilities, so having an answer for both is great.

So, under assumption:

1) Going from 60hz to 120hz doesn't require a powerful GPU.
-- However, I would assume that not all GPU's can do 2560x1440 @ 120hz (even just for web browsing/word processing), so having a 'decent' one would still be required

2) Getting 120fps in 120hz mode is another story!


Quote from amrazi View Post :
Man, I am confused as heck... OC a monitor? When you OC a monitor, do you make the internal chip(s) of it handle higher Hz? How do you do that? I heard of CPU and GPU OCing, but I never knew about Korean 4k monitors and OCing them until now. Do people get them from Korea for the 120Hz, price, LG/Samsung panel, or a combination of those reasons?
Yeah, (almost) all the monitors nowadays, whether its 1920x1080, 2560x1440, or 2560x1600 are actually @ 60hz.
You can buy some special 120hz/144hz monitors @ newegg, but they're mostly 1080p.
These Korean panels have proven that you can OC these 2560x1440 60hz panels to at least 96-110hz, with 120hz being the cream of the crop!
These aren't Korean 4K monitors (3840x2160), they're just regular 2560x1440 resolution
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#55
Is there a 30" version of this?
I tried googling but couldn't find anything..
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#56
Anyone compare this to the Dell U2713HM?

I had been looking for that Dell- but considering the Dell never drops below $550, I'm not so sure that I'd get twice the value out of that....

Also, would it be goofy to use a 1440p monitor (main) and a 1080p monitor together? Main for gaming, side for internet,etc while gaming?
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Quote from virusboy007 View Post :
Is there a 30" version of this?
I tried googling but couldn't find anything..
yeah, there are off-brand korean panel 30" 2560x1600 monitors

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FREE-EXPR...4d0d3f8277

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER...2a24bdb4a0
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Quote from AkumaX View Post :
yeah, there are off-brand korean panel 30" 2560x1600 monitors

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FREE-EXPR...4d0d3f8277

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER...2a24bdb4a0
Yeah, this is the problem. Unknown brand and more than twice the cost of a 27" monitor Mad
Thanks and repped!
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Quote from virusboy007 View Post :
Yeah, this is the problem. Unknown brand and more than twice the cost of a 27" monitor Mad
Thanks and repped!
No problem! Well, a lot of people feel that 2560x1600 is worth the additional cost over 2560x1440 -- see Dell U2713 @ ~$500 vs U3014 @ ~$1000
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Quote from AkumaX View Post :
No problem! Well, a lot of people feel that 2560x1600 is worth the additional cost over 2560x1440 -- see Dell U2713 @ ~$500 vs U3014 @ ~$1000
Well then I guess I have to wait. I'm ready to pay 50% more than a 27" monitor. Considering the current deal, my target price is $404 laugh out loud
Lets hope the competition drives down the prices of 30" monitors too like it did for the 27" ones.

Edit: Also with 4k displays coming in like the Seiki 39" 4k TV @ $649, hopefully there would be some action in the monitor space (27" - 30") too.
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