And another new monitor...

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And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:17 pm

So a while back I bought a new monitor to join the hip young 2 monitor crowd, and been very happy with the Asus that was recommended on here and subsequently bought.

Only problem, my old second monitor is giving up the ghost, taking ages to come on, flicking on and off and generally being wank.

So, looking at new monitors again. I have been looking at the super-wide jobbies thinking that with the new rig it would be rather spiffy. Budget of up to around £500 I guess.

Thoughts, my little Preylings? Dazzle me with your knowledge.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Quietman » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:22 pm

I bought this bad boy from Currys for £440 (thanks to my girlfriend's work saver scheme): http://aoc-europe.com/en/products/u3477pqu (Shopping link: Link )

Absolutely love it, though it does go "pop" about 30 seconds after turning on but I think that's related to the inbuilt speakers. Doesn't affect the image quality though.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:59 pm

Is it 4k? Only reason I ask is that I was going to go for the halfway point between 'normal' (if that makes sense) and 4k, so as to preserve my rig's graphical grunt for longer.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Quietman » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:17 pm

3440x1440p - 4k Gaming at the moment is still in the early stages unless you're running triple 980Ti or something :P.

I'm running it with a single 980Ti and an i5 3570k and am happily running battlefront and fallout 4 at ultra.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:05 pm

Hmmmm i7 5820K and GTX 980 here, so should also be fine.

Cheers bud, food for thought.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Quietman » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:39 pm

No worries. It uses the same panel as the LG 34UM95 and they both give great looks. Only downside is a max refresh rate of 60FPS but I haven't noticed it :P
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:57 pm

So my wife wanted a camera for xmas that cost £700, so we agreed to join xmas and birthdays together, and I ended up getting this: http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/it/m ... E790CNS/EN

Stunning - saw it in-store and fell in love.
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Jez » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:10 pm

Just beautiful Ian. What's the resolution on that thing?

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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby NG » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:38 pm

3440 x 1440

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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:46 pm

I honestly can't believe it has taken me so long - the visuals, the fucking visuals that I now have are just incredible - it is similar to that moment when you went from a CRT to a nice big HD plasma widescreen, only better.

Games just envelop me now.

So pleased!
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Lee » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:55 pm

Anyone else thinking of this when now?

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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Jez » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:39 pm

Snowy wrote:I honestly can't believe it has taken me so long - the visuals, the fucking visuals that I now have are just incredible - it is similar to that moment when you went from a CRT to a nice big HD plasma widescreen, only better.

Games just envelop me now.

So pleased!


Just shut yer damn pretty mouth now boyyyy! I'm already looking at getting a new gpu don't need to hearing about this excellence.

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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:14 pm

Jez wrote:
Snowy wrote:I honestly can't believe it has taken me so long - the visuals, the fucking visuals that I now have are just incredible - it is similar to that moment when you went from a CRT to a nice big HD plasma widescreen, only better.

Games just envelop me now.

So pleased!


Just shut yer damn pretty mouth now boyyyy! I'm already looking at getting a new gpu don't need to hearing about this excellence.


I am using a 980 to power it along... ;)
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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Me » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:38 am

What's the crack with OLED monitors? Not seen any yet. I've got an OLED TV, they're so fucking good I wouldn't want to get an LCD monitor anymore, which is annoying as my monitor is a bit shit these days.

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Re: And another new monitor...

Postby Lee » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:04 am

They've been bad to make for market if I recall correctly. Yields are bad and pretty costly but I would have thought that would been sorted myself.

Can you not link your PC to the OLED TV Me?
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