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  • THFourteen 23 Aug 2016 08:15:36 53,839 posts
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    The risk isn't for everyone but i am still loving my QNIX 2710 that i picked up for 180 or so on ebay. Overclocked to 90hz, wouldn't want it higher as i don't like sacrificing detail and i don't have a GTX 1080 :-(

    The only thing i would upgrade to is a 34" curved gsync screen that costs 1000 so i'm not upgrading
  • neems 23 Aug 2016 10:45:35 4,861 posts
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    My new monitor is due for delivery this morning (LG 34" curved ultra wide) but I'm getting paranoid as it turns out Parcel Force are delivering it. Why can't everybody use DPD?

    I'm sure it'll be fine.

    Yeah it's fine. OMFG!

    Edited by neems at 14:18:32 23-08-2016
  • Creamysmooth 20 Sep 2016 02:05:47 3 posts
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    Just wondering has anyone tried or own a 21x9 ultrawide like the X34? I have been seriously contemplating one, would just love to talk to someone that has one and see if there are any hassles or things that they aren't happy with.
  • yegon 20 Sep 2016 07:50:49 6,511 posts
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    Bit of recent discussion here;

    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/321258

    Also, Widescreen Gaming Forums;

    http://www.wsgf.org/forums

    Edited by yegon at 07:53:41 20-09-2016
  • Gregolution 20 Sep 2016 09:14:13 10,060 posts
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    @neems

    What's it like playing on a 34?? It feels weird to me playing next to a 27 inch... like it's slowly making me blind :S
  • MikeP 20 Sep 2016 10:54:40 2,965 posts
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    Went for a modest upgrade from my old, cheap Asus TN screen to a Dell U2417H monitor.

    The adjustability is great. Out of the box the brightness is too high, but once that's dealt with the image is really nice, the colour depth is way better than my old monitor

    One slightly odd thing is that it has a USB hub built in which was making a high-pitched whine. Turns out it's caused by my USB headphones - unplug them and the noise vanishes.
  • neems 20 Sep 2016 11:14:04 4,861 posts
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    @Gregolution

    Initial reactions were very much 'holy shit it's the size of a planet' but you do get used to it pretty quickly. I had originally intended to keep my second screen but it soon became clear that it was just ridiculous.

    For web browsing etc you can use it as two separate screens (effectively 21" 1720x1440 each) and it works beautifully, you can also have two inputs at the same time, for example ps4 on one side and pc on the other.

    I don't think I could go back now, ultrawide is the future (and games look phenomenal on it).
  • THFourteen 20 Sep 2016 11:56:04 53,839 posts
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    I've wanted one of these for a long time, to the extent that I think I might buy one next year.

    It would look great on my Fredde (although needs bookshelf speakers on each side ;-) )

    The only thing that puts me off the concept is that I like having a second screen when I'm gaming for youtube or Netflix or football or whatever.

    With one of these on my desk I am not sure how I'd fit a second monitor, probably off to the side at an angle but it might look shite
  • Fake_Blood 20 Sep 2016 12:15:50 10,456 posts
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    It's also great for web browsing.

  • Gregolution 20 Sep 2016 13:11:09 10,060 posts
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    @neems

    you can have 2 separate inputs simultaneously? that's interesting. Can one be 1080p for the PS4? I wouldn't mind plugging my ps4 into my gaming monitor for twitch MP but I've heard it looks pretty ugly on a 1440p resolution.
  • the_milkybar_kid 20 Sep 2016 13:20:51 8,274 posts
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    How important is the refresh rate against the resolution? Trying to find a 1440 monitor above 60hz is proving quite the task for under 300.

    I can find something like the Asus PG278Q for that but its on the second hand market, whixh I'd take a punt at as Amazon Market has always been good with returns.
  • Gregolution 20 Sep 2016 13:36:13 10,060 posts
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    I've got the PG279Q and I absolutely adore it. Incredible monitor, but yeah... not under 300 quid.

    Personally I think it's very valuable to have above 60hz and g sync....
  • the_milkybar_kid 20 Sep 2016 13:43:53 8,274 posts
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    Ah, good to hear first hand experience. I'm not making my build until this time next year so hopefully the price should come down for new and second hand.
  • neems 20 Sep 2016 15:09:21 4,861 posts
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    @Gregolution

    No sadly it's just half and half, so you either have black bars, or a stretched image.

    Honestly the little features are cool, but you'll probably never use them. It's mostly just a massive screen that looks awesome.

    Edited by neems at 15:10:27 20-09-2016
  • superdelphinus 21 Sep 2016 13:54:19 10,346 posts
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    It's the look,of the predator series that is putting me off buying one!
  • neems 21 Sep 2016 15:27:36 4,861 posts
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    @Furtive_Pygmy

    It's quite a subtle curve, it's basically to counteract the impression that the edges of the screen are further away than the centre (which they are I guess). Hard to quantify without comparing to a 34" flat, but even looking at my little 25" ultrawide the difference is noticeable. It's basically a 27" 1440 monitor with a few inches bolted on to each end, it really is disconcerting at first.
  • neems 21 Sep 2016 18:07:19 4,861 posts
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    I guess? When I first got it, I had to RMA it as the panel was faulty - I'd been using my smaller flat ultra wide for ages without any issues, but all of a sudden it seemed like the corners were too far away while I was waiting for a replacement.

    On the other hand, now I keep looking at the screen and thinking I'm not lined up centrally. I do think curved screens make more sense close up on a monitor, although apparently they're a bad idea for any sort of productivity use that requires straight lines.
  • Fake_Blood 21 Sep 2016 18:38:44 10,456 posts
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  • Rusty_M 29 Sep 2016 17:59:54 7,166 posts
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    I'd like a monitor for 600 or under. I don't fancy curved. Wouldn't mind an increase over 1080p60, and can make use of Gsync, but not sure if it's really worth the extra cost. It must have both DisplayPort and HDMI connections. Any recommendations?
  • Gregolution 29 Sep 2016 18:10:22 10,060 posts
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    @Rusty_M

    PG279Q, mentioned above.
  • Gregolution 29 Sep 2016 18:23:07 10,060 posts
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    Yeah totally agree on g sync. It's a must have.

    Forgot the price of the asus, sorry. Maybe it doesn't meet requirements.
  • samharper 29 Sep 2016 18:35:42 1,119 posts
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    Any decent offers on a Freesync screen? Can't really afford more than 300 but I would like it to go over 75Hz (100+ would be nice), I've had a look before but I have no idea what's good.
  • Rusty_M 2 Oct 2016 17:48:40 7,166 posts
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    @Furtive_Pygmy How would this monitor compare to the two mentioned. It seems I basically can afford to choose between 144Hz and 4K. My GPU is a GTX1080, so can probably manage 4K in most, but not all games. which is more likely to improve my enjoyment: the refresh rate or the resolution?
  • Malek86 2 Oct 2016 18:01:20 10,179 posts
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    I was looking around for a cheap and small-ish monitor with Freesync, and the only one I could find is this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-Monitor-Response-Adaptive-G2260VWQ6/dp/B0158L13M4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1475427648&sr=8-4&keywords=aoc+freesync

    Anyone has any experience with AOC? I see some good reviews and some not so good ones.
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