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  1. The XL2430 is usually a bit overpriced. It's not that different in core specs, just a lot of niceties that the XL2411 doesn't have. Usually there are better monitors than the XL2411 around the same price though, like the G2460PF or the XG2401. I generally don't recommend the XL2411 since it doesn't have DisplayPort input.
  2. It really depends on the panels in question; the PG278Q uses about the best TN panel you can expect to find, and it is quite good looking, however lower end TN panels like the ones used on the monitors in the OP's post are noticeably worse than a decent IPS monitor.
  3. Try disconnecting the monitor from power for a minute.
  4. The monitor comes with a DisplayPort cable you can use.
  5. You wouldn't be any better off if you got a monitor without FreeSync. It gives you a nice little bonus if you have an AMD card, and if you don't then you're not any worse off than with a normal monitor. I could see it being annoying if you paid an extra premium to have FreeSync and ended up not using it, but the whole point of FreeSync is that it doesn't add any cost to implement compared to a monitor without it, that's why it's called FreeSync.
  6. Depends on the specific generations, they're not all the same distance apart. The difference between the last 3-4 generations (i7-4770K to i7-7700K) isn't really anything, they're almost the same. 1st gen to 2nd gen on the other hand is another story.
  7. It affects color it doesn't do anything else, just set it to whatever you find visually appealing. 6500K is normal/standard.
  8. Input lag isn't related to panel type, so why not?
  9. That converts DP to DVI, not the other way around. Dual-Link DVI has a maximum of around 2560×1440 at 60 Hz, so you aren't going to get 144 Hz with anything involving DVI.
  10. Thunderbolt uses DisplayPort for its display capabilities, so it is not a separate thing. It is exactly the same as any other DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort connection, so should work at 60 Hz.
  11. Thunderbolt can act as a DP output, just use any old mDP-to-mDP cable. HDMI to DP is not possible at all. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/729232-guide-to-display-cables-adapters-v2/?output=HDMI&input=DP
  12. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/729232-guide-to-display-cables-adapters-v2/?section=which_cable_type
  13. Use the NVIDIA Control Panel, under Adjust Desktop Size and Position or something like that, there is a Scaling tab and a Size tab; on the Size tab there should be some adjustment options that will help.
  14. It's more likely unplugging the cable and replugging it solved the issue, not changing the direction. Probably just loose connection or something.
  15. Honestly if you don't work in a server room it's not something you need to worry about. Even if you buy a Cat 6 cable you'll probably still be getting a Cat 5E cable anyway, most "Cat 6" cables do not pass Cat 6 spec.