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Ultrawide Monitor for gaming recommendations - £1200 ish budget

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Carlosfootball, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Carlosfootball

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    Hey,

    Want the best monitor I can get for this price range. Any suggestions are awesome.

    These are just a few I am considering and wondered if there are any im missing:

    Asus ROG SWIFT PG349Q 34" 3440x1440 IPS 120Hz G-Sync
    LG 34GK950F 34" 3440x1440 NANO IPS FREESYNC 2 HDR 144Hz (G-Sync adaptable)
    Alienware AW3418DW 34" IPS WQHD 3440x1440 120Hz G-Sync
    Acer Predator X34P 34" WQHD IPS 3440x1440 100Hz (OC to 120Hz) G-Sync

    Regards
     
  2. JediFragger

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    Had the last 3 on your list and the LG edges it for me, great monitor :cool:

    Gsync was perfect btw :)
     
  3. Quartz

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    I have the 100 Hz precursor to this and it's very nice.
     
  4. JediFragger

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    Had that too, they are sweet but the 144hz of the LG just makes it *that* much sweeter :) 120hz is fine too, can def tell over the 100hz models but not much of a difference between that and the 144hz...
     
  5. Carlosfootball

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    Hmmmm I'm so torn, I like all of the monitors haha...LG monitor triggers me as it has a power brick....
     
  6. JediFragger

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    Then cross it off your list. The 49in Samsung CHG90 is pretty great if you have the space and gpu grunt, using it currently :)

    (no brick too, weirdo :p)
     
  7. FlyingScotsman

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    Does that monitor work with G-Sync Jedi?

    In fact just checked it out and its only 1080p.
     
  8. JediFragger

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    Yup works even better than the 5700XT LOL!! (that had a weird problem of seeing it as multi-monitor and had black screen problems when bringing it out of sleep and the odd flickering issue. Ti has no such issues). And you're looking at the older model, the CRG90 is 1440p :)

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...led-32-9-curved-gaming-monitor-mo-23u-sa.html

    Sorry I quoted the wrong model number. No stock atm at OcUK but it can be found (C49RG90)

    I've started to use the HDR on mine now I've set it up correctly and it's great!!! Lovely boost to the visuals :cool:

    Def check out some reviews @FlyingScotsman , it's so so epic if you have the space ;) (better value than the LG imo, I run it at 10bit 100hz and it's smooth)
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
  9. FlyingScotsman

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    Thanks @JediFragger yeah that looks minted and yeah I do have a large desk so would not have any issues with space.
    Do you run it at the standard resolution of 5120?
    Or do you drop it to 4k for gaming?
    Thanks mate.
     
  10. JediFragger

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    Yup, although you have the option of running it at normal UW or even 2560x1400p with black bars if you want to. It hasn't got enough vertical resolution for 4k.
     
  11. martos123

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    I've got the Acer Predator X34P 34" WQHD IPS 3440x1440 100Hz (OC to 120Hz) G-Sync and not got any complaints, lovely picture and didnt cost the earth.
     
  12. FlyingScotsman

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    Thanks Jedi, will certainly be looking into this, would look great on my racing rig :)
     
  13. JediFragger

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    Reminds me I have to try Forza, looks amazing apparently on this :cool:
     
  14. FlyingScotsman

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    I bet it does mate.
    Think this is going to be on my xmas list from Santa :)
     
  15. MissChief

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    The Alienware has been superseded by a new model, although I believe both will continue to be sold. The new one is the AW3420DW with 120Hz native rather than needing overclcoked I think. I have the 3418 and have no complaints whatsoever. I doubt I will be buying a monitor for another three or four years easily.
     
  16. JediFragger

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    Yup, the right monitor is def a 5yr+ investment imo.

    For me personally I think a 43in 4k/144hz monitor would be ideal, as I'd get the big size for media and also could run a 3840x1600 custom res for Ultrawide gaming (and also wouldn't be too taxing on gfx, so more fps than 4k) :)

    Something I'll be looking at doing next year when a few models are out.
     
  17. Oasis1974

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    X34p has a power brick aswell Dell is the only one with an internal power supply.
     
  18. Carlosfootball

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    Thanks for all the responses guys, I did look at the AW3420DW actually, lets hope there are some awesome black friday deals on them.

    deffo some things to consider tbh
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
  19. Evian

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    I saw the Alienware 3418 was $690 in the US, Are we being shafted in the UK?
     
  20. MissChief

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    Yes. The price rarely drops over here but is often available with 200-300 off in the US.