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#1 Piter1919

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:18 PM

Hey, so i got my pc about 2 years ago and since then i have been using a small lg tv as my monitor, dumb right? I've decided that i really want to get a ultrawide 34" probably 2560x1440 as the 3440x1440 is more expensive and im kind of on a budget of 400 maybe 500. So could anyone suggest some good budget ultrawides for me?

 

I found this one which is pretty decent: LG 34UM68-P but here is where my next question comes in, as this is a freesync monitor and i have got an nvidia gpu is it worth buying a freesync monitor, g-sync is alot more expensive and i have no idea if it's worth it. I am planning to upgrade my gpu anyways but i really wanted to get a monitor first, and if i get it then i wont be able to change my gpu for a while, but definitely will in the future. Maybe get an amd card? For now i won't be playing games such as cod or gta but some non graphics heavy games, so i wont need a gpu now, the monitor would be mainly used for video editing and watching movies.

 

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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:18 PM

Your gpu doesn't support freesync. You need a maxwell gpu (9xx series) or later to use freesync. Otherwise, get an amd gpu and a gsync monitor.

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#3 Piter1919

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 08:24 AM

Well clearly you did not read my post properly. I know it doesn't support freesync thats why i am asking if theres any point of getting that monitor with my gpu... Thanks for changing the thread title btw it was pretty bad lol.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:51 PM

It is not worth spending more on gsync or freesync unless you have a capable GPU or are planning on getting one. It really is up to personal preference.

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#5 Piter1919

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:56 PM

I will be getting a good gpu but i want to get a monitor first. So your saying i can get a good ultrawide monitor that doesnt have freesync or gsync and is alot cheaper?

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:51 PM

And sorry i have just noticed i made a mistake in my first post i meant to say 2560x1080 ultrawide :P



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:55 PM

you can use any kind of monitor,least it should have hdmi or vga or any other to connect with your cpu...



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:51 PM

Is there any good budget ultrawides 2560x1080 34" that anyone could suggest? I have heard that 25" for ultrawides is totally out as they are smaller in height, but 29" 2560x1080 vs 34" 2560x1080 is there a big difference? 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:52 PM

There is a lot difference in size too.. probably 34''inch will have higher resolution than the 29''inch..

its always good to check the ppi (Pixels Per Inch) of the monitor before you purchase to get a better display..



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:32 AM

I might just go with the 34" 2560x1080? Anyone had any experience with any of those models?



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:20 PM

we did use samsung 34'' inch in our IT class but sorry could not remember the model.. long time back...

 it was good....



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:54 AM

Could anyone suggest any good ultrawides? Maybe had any experience with them?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:44 AM

I went with the Lg 34um68 in the end, i ordered it and im waiting for it to come now. My main use for it is going to be video editing but some gaming too. Thanks for all of the replies :)



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:57 AM

If you're not playing games where frame rates make a difference then there is no reason to go with a freesync or g-sync monitor.

 

You may have issues playing games on an ultra wide monitor as the resolution may not be supported.  In other cases where it is supported it may not play as well.  I found this out when I set up World of WarCraft to show on my three 1080p monitors, I had to move the mouse across all three to do different things.  Other games where you don't have to click on screen items, provided they support the ultra wide format, will give you a better view without much hassle.






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