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
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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 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 6,511 posts
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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 2,975 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.
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).
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
It's also great for web browsing.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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 10,497 posts
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It's the look,of the predator series that is putting me off buying one!
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.
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.
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?
PG279Q, mentioned above.
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 1,123 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.
Malek86 12,097 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:
Anyone has any experience with AOC? I see some good reviews and some not so good ones.
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