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ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27inch IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor $719.00 @ Scorptec

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This is part of Scorptec's 20th Anniversary Sale, haven't seen many bargains but this is a very good deal.

ViewSonic 27inch IPS Gaming G-Sync Monitor, 2560x1440, 4ms, 165Hz, Adaptive Contrast Control, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, Game Mode Hotkey, Flicker-Free, Speakers.

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    Good deal. Nice work OP.

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    I have this monitor, killer deal. Do IT!

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      I did :) thanks OP

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    OMG damn it have to resist!!

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    I've got this monitor. Only issue I have with it is the ugly green on the stand and the control buttons being very annoying to use. Other than that, it's perfect. Great colours, crisp IPS panel and actually surprisingly OK speakers (not good, just not as bad as I expected.)

    Bought mine for $860 last year from JW and haven't regretted it, so I definitely recommend it if you've got a graphics card powerful enough to make the most of it!

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      What would most people consider a minimum for a 'good graphics card?'

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        GTX 1070, will still need to drop settings for some AAA games if you want 144/165fps, but for other games like CS:GO and overwatch you will be able to play at high settings with really high fps.
        But still preferably GTX 1080 or Ti to get the most of it, with dropping fewer settings

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        With this screen being 1440p I'd recommend a 1070 at the minimum to push those pixels. Obviously it depends what you want to play but if we're talking AAA titles at about 60+ frames on medium to high settings a 1070 would be good. You might dip below 60 but G-Sync can help with that.

        Of course if you shop above a 1070 you'll eventually be able to utilise the 165hz this monitor offers but on less demanding titles the 1070 might even get there. I'd suggest checking some 1440/(x graphics card) benchmarks on the games you're interested in to help get an idea.

        I'd say all graphics cards from the 1060 6gb and above are considered at the least "good". Depends what resolution you're pushing (1080/1440/4k) and what game you're playing. All graphics cards shine it the right setting. Also to note at 1440 even if you have a good gpu. You main begin getting bottlenecked by your cpu. In my specific situation I had an I5 4590 and a GTX 970 and at 1440 my CPU couldn't handle it.

        I hope some of this info helps!

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          Definitely agreeing on the CPU bottleneck front. I've got a 1080ti, but because I've got an older i7-3790k at base clock, I struggle to hit >100fps in a lot of the more intensive games. Anything above 60 and stable looks great enough for me though, and I get silky 144fps in Rocket League.

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          @theQuinn:

          3790k? You mean a 3770k?

          Ivy Bridge doesn't OC as well as Sandy Bridge but there's still substantial gains to be had, why would you pony up the extra dosh for an unlocked processor and not OC it? Even on the stock Intel cooler(blerrrggghhhh) you can safely go ~3.9GHz, and with a budget-ish air cooler you can go 4.3-4.6GHz not to mention the chance you've won the silicon lottery and have a chip that overclocks like a beast. You've invested in a 1080ti the best consumer grade GPU and you have all this underutilized CPU power begging to be paired with it.

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          @airal3rt: Oops, actually meant the 4790k - I inherited it off a mate when they upgraded their computer so I haven't had a chance to overclock / play around with it much.

          Seems even less plausible that I have a CPU bottleneck then, but I definitely lose frames on a lot of CPU intensive games, hmm.

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          @theQuinn:

          Seems even less plausible that I have a CPU bottleneck then, but I definitely lose frames on a lot of CPU intensive games, hmm

          Oh you 100% have a CPU bottleneck with the 4790k at stock speeds, but you can greatly reduce/eliminate that with a hefty overclock.

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          @airal3rt: Been trying to overclock it, but with the dreadful stock cooler being the only cooling it's got I've had no success… I really need to invest in new cooling / a new CPU…

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    As far as panel quality goes. Where does this one sit compared to the Asus, Acer & AOC equivalents?

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      When I bought this about christmas time, it was the best monitor out there. In both quality and amount of good panels to bad panels.

      A++ QC compared to others.

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      Under Asus, probably equivalent to AOC and > Acer. The return policy is critical when getting a premium monitor as even the greatest QA companies will drop a few lemons on the shelves.

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        Acer and ASUS use the same panels on these and AFAIK the Acer has better QC, so where did you get your ranking from?

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          Do you think using the same panels = QA?

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        Ok, just discovered its using the same panel as AOC. So not as good as the Asus and slightly behind the Acer.

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    I really wanted this, but that green stand would look awful with my set up, would have looked way nicer all black

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    Might try and sell my Dell monitor and pick this bad boy up

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      What's the Dell model?

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    Great specs.. too bad my wallet wont agree :(

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    How does this compare with the Acer Predator XB1 in terms of display quality? Is it worth spend bit more for it ?

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      The XG2703-GS is actually better. It has an IPS (technically AVHA) panel, which is much better for image quality than the TN panel the XB1 uses. The XG2703-GS uses the same AU optronics panel as the XB271HU, and ASUS PG279Q.

      The only disadvantage of IPS is slightly slower response times, but they're still so fast on a 144 Hz panel I wouldn't believe anyone who claims they make a difference (other than maybe a professional FPS player).

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    I nice little double up with that MSY 20% off on GPUs over the weekend

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    If it was $300 I'd get it. Any1 want to chip in the $400? Lol

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    Oh man, tempting to get this and hold it for 3-4 years until some 4k ultrawide HDR screens become a thing.

    Anyone want to buy my Pimax 8k pledge so i can buy this without feeling bad?

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      I've been on the 165hz/1440p/IPS/G-Sync bandwagon since it became affordable over a year ago, and with the issues HDR is experiencing I don't see any worthwhile jumps in monitors for price/performance savvy consumers any time soon.

      What's this pledge thing, did you back a Kickstarter campaign for an 8k monitor?

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        Yeah, my thoughts exactly. A good HDR monitor is probably a while off and this would be a very good monitor to use while i wait as it has basically everything you could want (except HDR). Though i took too long to decide so its out of stock, lol.

        The Pimax 8K is (was, finished a while ago) for a dual 4k screen 200 FOV VR headset, should be coming in the mail in the next couple months.
        At the time i was deciding between a new monitor or the Pimax, decided on the headset so im here with just a decent but not super exciting ultrawide 1080p 75hz monitor.
        But I am tempted to switch as with the money i'd get back off the pimax i could buy this monitor and have $400 left over for my next GPU upgrade

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    I got this monitor earlier in the year. Awesome, highly recommend.

    You can also change the color of the LED on the front

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      As someone who has invested an obscene amount of their life in competitive gaming, once the 1ms V 4ms is making a difference your monitors are supplied by the sponsor cutting your paycheque.

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    Is Scorptec good with RMAs / warranty etc?

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      I got one these exact monitors last year was DOA and I got a replacement eventually but it didn’t happen quickly. I sent it back the same day express post and it was very difficult to get in touch with them. Nobody at the store answers and they have a call back system but never call back. All other communications are through an offshore call center and the call center people don’t help at all because they need to talk to the people in shop who don’t answer phones. I basically had no comms from them until suddenly I checked the status of the return and it had been changed to replacement sent. The lack of communication was worrying because you don’t know if it is progressing at all and if they are just ignoring you because they already have your money but I think I received a replacement after a couple of weeks, after also having to ring because it had been set as posted for 4 days and I rang them and they had forgotten to ship the replacement it was still sitting in their warehouse.

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    Too bad it's sold out now

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    FeelsBadMan

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    a good deal for sure, but after using an ultrawide I can't go back. 2 windows is ideal for browsing and productivity, and then full screen for games and movies.

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      Why do you rate ultrawide as a necessity compared to dual monitor setups? What monitor configuration were you running prior to purchasing an ultrawide?

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        Certainly an easier setup than trying to fit 2 monitors in a comfy way.
        Also its great for lots of movies that are actually released in 21:9. They become fullscreen instead of black bars at top and bottom like on a 16:9 screen. 16:9 films are still shown in full with black bars on right and left, so in the end its slightly better overall for movies/tv shows.
        As for games it gives you a nice FOV boost, whereas dual monitor setup is useless for games.
        Not necessarily saying its objectively better or anything, just some of the positives i have noticed

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          only can afford 1080p ultrawide

          1440p ultrawide costs double of 1080p

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    Ahh, should've mentioned it was the first 20 only. I was planning on buying in the morning :(

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    same price as the vive deal before.. should have gotten a vive, damn

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    I got one for $775 last year.

    Had to RMA the first one due to dirt insert screen and horrendous backlight bleed.

    The second one had some backlight bleed, but not as bad,so I kept it. I did contact Viewsonic about it and they said it's normal and offered a refund.

    Nice monitor other than the QC issues.

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    Unboxed my monitor over the weekend and unfortunately found 2 dead pixels. Put in an application with Scorptec for a warranty claim to have the monitor replaced. Hoping it won't take a long time to get sorted like one of the posters above. Will keep you all posted how I go

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    I returned the monitor yesterday but wasn't able to get a replacement straight away as they had to send I to a technician to confirm the faulty pixels. They got back to me today and I picked up the monitor. Noticed some damage on the box but assuming the monitor should be ok. Hopefully this monitor passes the dead pixel test. I don't think the store would have checked

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    Either a case of bad luck or the QA on these panels aren't as good as they're made out to be.
    Found a cluster of dead subpixels this time round. Maybe around 2-3 red and 2-3 blue adjacent subpixels dead on a section of the screen. Green subpixels are lighting up where the red and blue won't.

    Edit: Looks like the box may have been opened before as the energy rating sticker seems to be missing (I noticed it on the first one). Could be a sign the store checked the monitor before giving it to me

    Oh well. Time to pack and return the monitor hopefully for the last time

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    So it took me 3 replacements monitors (the 4th monitor) to get one without dead pixels.

    Glad I was finally able to get a good monitor after all the trouble.

    Just wondering if anyone else here had issues with their monitor?

    Maybe I was just unluckly or there is a problem with Viewsonic's quality control