Hey OzBargain brains trust, I'm building a computer from some parts I got off a mate at a song but I can't work out what to do with the monitor side of things and I'm going a bit loopy. I have a GTX 980 and am primarily building this for gaming, but also general use and perhaps some video/photo editing. I'd like an IPS monitor and want to game at 1440p at as high a refresh rate as possible. Sadly I'm too much of a stooge for 27" 144hz IPS monitors.
The shortlist is:
- Viewsonic VA2719-2k - $350ish delivered - 27" QHD IPS 60hz 5ms - retails for $299 everywhere but not sure where to buy from for cheapest postage, whirlpool says they can be overclocked to 80hz-ish.
- Crossover 27VV - $399 delivered - 27" QHD IPS 75hz 5ms - caveats are Korean Panel and the seller saying they often come with dead pixels (wtf?)
- Acer CB271HU - $429 delivered - 27" QHD IPS 4ms 60hz - can find very little info seems to be a newish product so could be good or bad?
- Lenovo L27Q - $399 delivered - 27" QHD IPS 4ms 60hz - seems like a basic model with some colour temperature issues but otherwise ok
I'm probably most tempted by the Crossover just because it has a native 75hz, but I'm also aware it's a Korean panel and could be a complete dud.
Failing that I think even though it's pretty basic the Viewsonic seems like a pretty good bet?
Throwing it all out the window for a hail mary 144hz Korean TN panel has the potential to be amazing for $430 delivered.
Essentially I can't work out whether to experiment or play it safe - someone please save me from myself!