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    Should I get the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q?

    I've been doing a research for quiet a while now, I am building a new pc with GTX970 and I am looking for a 1440p gaming monitor. Firstly I came across the PB278Q however many people said that it suffers from ghosting and it is 60hz so I wasn't really interested so then I came across the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q which looked like a great overall monitor but the reviews killed my hype. Are the problems really frequent amongst buyers?

    Should I get it or just wait since there isn't any good 1440p gaming monitors out yet.

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    I can tell you with certainty that you are about to get a some replies that say "don't buy" this monitor. These posts will be emphatic, and come replete with horror stories of multiple replacements that failed and horrible RMA experiences. The posts will be made by the folks that have obviously had problems with their monitor and have come her to ROG forums to voice their grievances (rightfully so). There does seem top be a higher number of complaints than I would have expected.

    That said, based on my own personal experiences, and how I see the internet reports, I'd say go for it. Personally, I have 2 of these monitors that function great. No dead pixels, no back bleed. They look and game awesomely. Some folks are *****ing about "pixel inversion" which I either do not have or cannot see. I took the test in another thread here and posted my results that I get no flicker at all using the test page. I also consider that Asus has sold every monitor they can make. It's the hottest selling monitor ever. Given that folks with problems post while those without issues do not, I'm not really blown away by the issues I'm seeing. On Amazon and Newegg it seems for every post about serious issue, there is 2 or 3 that say the monitor is great. Again, with most folks without problems even posting a review.

    So, although I see more incidents than I'd like, and feel bad for the folks that have issues, I think the monitor is still a great buy. The bleeding edge feature set is likely what is causing the higher incident rates of problems, and all monitors themselves are simply subject to a lot of subjective opinion. For me, given the level of complaints I've seen from a monitor that has been sold out since August, and the fact I have 2 of these running at the house which my wife and I enjoy immensely without an issue, I recommend you go for it. Yes, there may be a higher chance of an issue, but the odds are you will be just fine. These monitors are sweet.

    Ok. My flame suit is on. I was lambasted by a group of unhappy users from the "trouble" thread for posting a similar recommendation here. Being happy with your monitor is not popular on these forums where most troubled users come to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdzcpa View Post
    I can tell you with certainty that you are about to get a some replies that say "don't buy" this monitor. These posts will be emphatic, and come replete with horror stories of multiple replacements that failed and horrible RMA experiences. The posts will be made by the folks that have obviously had problems with their monitor and have come her to ROG forums to voice their grievances (rightfully so). There does seem top be a higher number of complaints than I would have expected.

    That said, based on my own personal experiences, and how I see the internet reports, I'd say go for it. Personally, I have 2 of these monitors that function great. No dead pixels, no back bleed. They look and game awesomely. Some folks are *****ing about "pixel inversion" which I either do not have or cannot see. I took the test in another thread here and posted my results that I get no flicker at all using the test page. I also consider that Asus has sold every monitor they can make. It's the hottest selling monitor ever. Given that folks with problems post while those without issues do not, I'm not really blown away by the issues I'm seeing. On Amazon and Newegg it seems for every post about serious issue, there is 2 or 3 that say the monitor is great. Again, with most folks without problems even posting a review.

    So, although I see more incidents than I'd like, and feel bad for the folks that have issues, I think the monitor is still a great buy. The bleeding edge feature set is likely what is causing the higher incident rates of problems, and all monitors themselves are simply subject to a lot of subjective opinion. For me, given the level of complaints I've seen from a monitor that has been sold out since August, and the fact I have 2 of these running at the house which my wife and I enjoy immensely without an issue, I recommend you go for it. Yes, there may be a higher chance of an issue, but the odds are you will be just fine. These monitors are sweet.

    Ok. My flame suit is on. I was lambasted by a group of unhappy users from the "trouble" thread for posting a similar recommendation here. Being happy with your monitor is not popular on these forums where most troubled users come to.
    Thank you for the informative reply, I will grab one as soon as it is back in stock.

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    I bought this monitor 4 days ago, and no issues yet. It's really the best monitor I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberV View Post
    I bought this monitor 4 days ago, and no issues yet. It's really the best monitor I had.
    Where did you grab yours?

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    The 28" Acer G-sync monitor is better. It doesn't seem to have any of the quality control problems that the ROG Swift has. The 4K for 144hz tradeoff is a decent one, too.

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    Have had mine since late August. Gsync + 144Hz @ 2560x1440 is awesome - Previous to purchasing the Swift I was considering purchasing another 780Ti to run SLI. However after purchasing the Swift, Gsync combined with 144Hz refresh has taken my gaming experience to another level which has negated my need for a 2nd 780Ti.

    Until you try it you don't know what you are missing when gaming with this monitor.

    I would never go back to running without Gsync now - The experience is so dramatic - chalk & cheese, really.
    Last edited by Costas; 12-13-2014 at 10:34 PM.

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    I agree, this is a really excellent monitor... if its working properly. Whether my experience with a faulty monitor was an exception or not I don't have the data to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moeze View Post
    Where did you grab yours?
    I got it from a shop in Montreal, I ordered it back in august. It's the second they received since then.

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    I got mine the middle of November. It's been working great. When trying out those test images referenced on these forums, it does produce weird results. But when playing games it works great.

    The g-sync and high frame rate seems to help greatly with the games immersion. By what I mean, is how smooth things can move on screen. It sort of reminds me of going on Star Tours at Disneyland, and just getting absorbed and believing the fantasy that you are watching on your screen is real. I mean, you know it's fake, but ... it's really fun.

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