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REVIEW 30" First F301GD Live (updated with calibration)

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Fortigurn, Jan 25, 2014.

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    It's certainly not bad for the price, which is less than half what the Dell costs.
     
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    I think I will try the 30" Crossover 30X Black Tune IPS LED next. It has an extended color gamut with 99.5% of sRGB, 107% of NTSC, and 98% of AdobeRGB. There's a very detailed review here. It's in Korean, but Chrome translates it pretty well.
     
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    Just ordered one of these thanks to this review :thumbup: lets see how it goes.
     
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    Must say this is a fantastic display for the money. Got it for $415 including post, delivered in 5 days. Sharpness and colours are great, no complaints, great workstation display. Zero dead pixels.
     
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    I've been delighted with mine, glad it's working for you too. Pretty incredible price for a solidly performing monitor.
     
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    My dad fell in love with mine and just found and ordered one for $407 :thumbup:
     
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    If these could OC to 120hz I would buy one in a heartbeat. I moved down from a Dell 30" to a 27" 1440p panel to get 120hz and do miss the extra size of the bigger panel. Without 120hz, this is still a great panel for someone who doesn't need to colour accuracy of a Dell. $450 for 30" 1600p is amazing value.
     
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    How are you finding gaming on this screen? I'm really tempted by the price despite my fixation with the 34" LG in the other thread. It would mean I could afford a pair of these and a decent arm to mount them on.
     
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    I love gaming on this monitor. I've spent hours playing Dishonored and Far Cry 3 on it, and they look fantastic. I'm used to a refresh rate of only 70Hz from my 24" monitor, so my expectations in that regard are low, but the colours are great and playing at this resolution is a real treat.
     
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    Six years later, mine is still going strong. Never missed a beat, not a single dead pixel. Also managed to clock it up to 75Hz. Pretty impressive.
     
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    Wow talk about a gravedig lol. My power supply died unfortunately. Trying to find a replacement is tough since it's 24v, but i'll make something work.
     
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    The first thing I did when I bought mine was replace the power supply with a reliable local product. It hasn't missed a beat. It was easy to find a 24V supply, but harder to find one with a sufficiently high amperage.
     

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