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Best ultrawide for video editing and gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 

I have searched and searched for the best ultrawide monitor, I do a lot of video editing and my plan is to replace my imac with a pc build capable of both gaming and editing.

 

Does anyone on here do a lot of editing that can recommend a good ultrawide?

 

Most of the ones I've been looking at are 60hz which for gaming is a bit mehhh.

 

Preferably I'd like an ips panel as I've read the colour is more accurate.

 

Is there such thing as a perfect editing panel  aswel as gaming?

 

Thanks

 

Myles 

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Can't you give a bit more information on what you want? Ultrawides have 2 resolutions/screen sizes.

 

The cheaper 29 inches at 2560x1080p resolution and 34/35inches at 3440x1440p resolution, which one are you thinking on?

 

Also is 75hz enough for you? this allows for much cheaper FreeSync models from either 1080p or 1440p resolutions, screen wise most are Matte IPS so colours aren't an issue.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Can't you give a bit more information on what you want? Ultrawides have 2 resolutions/screen sizes.

 

The cheaper 29 inches at 2560x1080p resolution and 34/35inches at 3440x1440p resolution, which one are you thinking on?

 

Also is 75hz enough for you? this allows for much cheaper FreeSync models from either 1080p or 1440p resolutions, screen wise most are Matte IPS so colours aren't an issue.

Thanks for your reply,

Looking for no smaller than 34" and no bigger than 38"

Budget is £1000 but any below that would be a bonus.

 I'm sure 75hz would be good enough.

I'd like to avoid 1080p and go for something with a bigger resolution.

 

I have been looking at the following 3:

LG 38UC99 (3840×1600) 5 milliseconds response 75hz AMD freesync, ips, 99% SRGB

 

LG 34UC99 (3440x1440) 14 milliseconds response time 75hz AMD freesync, ips. 99% SRGB

 

Samsung LC34F791WTUXEN

(3440x1440) 4 milliseconds response time 100hz AMD freesync. LED quantum dot. 125% SRGB colour space 

 

My main focus is for video and picture editing. Colours are crucial, however I do spend a lot of time gaming.

 

Thanks 

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What GPU will be driving it?

 

Samsung LC34F791WTUXEN  is an amazing pick even though it's a VA panel.


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CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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19 minutes ago, AJT said:

Thanks for your reply,

Looking for no smaller than 34" and no bigger than 38"

Budget is £1000 but any below that would be a bonus.

 I'm sure 75hz would be good enough.

I'd like to avoid 1080p and go for something with a bigger resolution.

 

I have been looking at the following 3:

LG 38UC99 (3840×1600) 5 milliseconds response 75hz AMD freesync, ips, 99% SRGB

 

LG 34UC99 (3440x1440) 14 milliseconds response time 75hz AMD freesync, ips. 99% SRGB

 

Samsung LC34F791WTUXEN

(3440x1440) 4 milliseconds response time 100hz AMD freesync. LED quantum dot. 125% SRGB colour space 

 

My main focus is for video and picture editing. Colours are crucial, however I do spend a lot of time gaming.

 

Thanks 

The Samsung one is the best pick.

125% sRGB is amazing colour, it has a low response time and a high refresh rate.


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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
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Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
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Posted · Original PosterOP
59 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

What GPU will be driving it?

 

Samsung LC34F791WTUXEN  is an amazing pick even though it's a VA panel.

Will be a gtx 1080

 

51 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

The Samsung one is the best pick.

125% sRGB is amazing colour, it has a low response time and a high refresh rate.

This isn't an ips panel though, I've been advised to get an ips. Does it really matter?

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1 minute ago, AJT said:

Will be a gtx 1080

 

This isn't an ips panel though, I've been advised to get an ips. Does it really matter?

IPS and VA are both good colour. It matters, but VA is good too


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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11 minutes ago, AJT said:

Will be a gtx 1080

 

This isn't an ips panel though, I've been advised to get an ips. Does it really matter?

VA has better blacks than IPS but IPS has better brighter colours, it kinda evens out though, both are much better than TN.


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Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Samsung claim that the quantum dot delivers more brighter colours. So perhaps where this monitor would usually fall short it may not now? 

I feel as though it could be the best choice for both editing and gaming over any other,

However I'm still torn with the idea of the 38" LG, the 3840x1600 is impressive and I can't help but wonder how it would compare to the 3440x1440. But is it really worth the extra £300? 

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I bought the newer version of the LG 38UC99. The LG 38WK95C.

 

Its resolution does not look low moving from my 4k 32" panel like my 34" 3440 X 1440 did.

At 38" it is a perfect size at normal sitting distances. It never feels cramped like my 32" 4k and 34" 3440 X 1440 does.

It can easily maintain 75fps in demanding games with a GTX 1080 ti. 

Colors are noticeably better than my LG and Samsung VA panels.

 

They are at their lowest price ever now.


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