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Did I make a good choice?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

After many days/weeks of hesitation I finally closed my eyes and took the step and bought this LG monitor. It cost $390, shipping included. I'll be using mostly for productivity work, which includes:

  • Writing and general office work (emails, web browsing)
  • Coding and server administration
  • Web design
  • Video editing (kind of color sensitive I would say)
  • Gaming (definitely no competitive shooters but action and strategy games)

 

Was that a good choice?

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Yes, looks great, nice features. IPS, sRGB. Nice choice for the price too.


My Setup

Build Name: DarkFlash

Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 32" Curved QHD 2560x1440 VA 144hz 1ms

Chassis: EVGA DG-87

Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus [Wi-Fi]

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x OC @ 4.3Ghz @ 1.35V

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360mm AIO w/ 3x120mm Corsair ML Pro RGB

Memory/RAM: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4x8GB 32GB 3200Mhz @ XMP

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB OC @ +130 Core +250 Memory

PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000w G3 w/ custom modmesh black & blood red cables from cablemod

Boot/OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

BIggest Game SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Game SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

Performance/Editing HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

Storage HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Mouse: Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition

Mouse Pad: Razer Firefly Cloth Edition

Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma

Microphone: HyperX Quadcast

Headset: HyperX Cloud II

Eyewear/Glasses: Gunnar Optiks Razer FPS

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, LuizStocco said:

I'd say yes. IPS  and 99% Accuracy sRGB seems nice. Although, i'm NOT an expert. :P

 

9 minutes ago, ChaosCGTV said:

Yes, looks great, nice features. IPS, sRGB. Nice choice for the price too.

I was a little concerned about pixel density and ghosting. Coming from a 24" 1080p PVA display with an 8ms response time, I think the ghosting will be a bit better but pixel density might be an issue.

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Yes.

It suits you specs very well and has nice features.

 

I do prefer using a 16:9 for web design since resolution testing is easier and that it were I usually screw up. 

 


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RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, jones177 said:

Yes.

It suits you specs very well and has nice features.

 

I do prefer using a 16:9 for web design since resolution testing is easier and that it were I usually screw up. 

 

It's okay I would have to trust Chrome's different preview modes for that ;) Really my main concern here is pixel density. I would have liked to have 1440p resolution, and maybe even a curved display. Again, for the price I can't complain too much.

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3 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

It's okay I would have to trust Chrome's different preview modes for that ;) Really my main concern here is pixel density. I would have liked to have 1440p resolution, and maybe even a curved display. Again, for the price I can't complain too much.

More is better but at what cost.

 

I use a 38" 3840 X 1600 ultrawide. It is a LG and has some of the features your new monitor has. I could only recommend it using a RTX 2080 ti.

My Ultra wide computer is a perfect match for that monitor and therefore a joy to use. 

 

My 4k computer struggles even with a RTX 2080 ti in some games but is really nice for productivity. 4K monitors are great if you use 2 or more computers like I do but I would not use one as my only monitor. 

 

For productivity 1440p did not work for me. Text looked about the same as 1080p. In games 3440 X 1440 was great but a GTX 1080 that has about the same power as your Vega was only good for all frames over 60 and not much else. If you like high refresh rate you would have to drop the resolution anyway.  

I have a 1440p 144hz monitor but I prefer using the 38" slower(75hz)  ultra wide.   

 

If you were doing 3D or image editing I would say go 4k and suffer the poor quality 1440p 60hz you get from a cheap 4k monitor in games, but with all the activities you mentioned and your hardware I can not think of a better choice.   

 

 

 


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jones177 said:

More is better but at what cost.

 

I use a 38" 3840 X 1600 ultrawide. It is a LG and has some of the features your new monitor has. I could only recommend it using a RTX 2080 ti.

My Ultra wide computer is a perfect match for that monitor and therefore a joy to use. 

 

My 4k computer struggles even with a RTX 2080 ti in some games but is really nice for productivity. 4K monitors are great if you use 2 or more computers like I do but I would not use one as my only monitor. 

 

For productivity 1440p did not work for me. Text looked about the same as 1080p. In games 3440 X 1440 was great but a GTX 1080 that has about the same power as your Vega was only good for all frames over 60 and not much else. If you like high refresh rate you would have to drop the resolution anyway.  

I have a 1440p 144hz monitor but I prefer using the 38" slower(75hz)  ultra wide.   

 

If you were doing 3D or image editing I would say go 4k and suffer the poor quality 1440p 60hz you get from a cheap 4k monitor in games, but with all the activities you mentioned and your hardware I can not think of a better choice.   

 

 

 

Interesting. I wasn't expecting that much of a performance from my GPU when gaming on a 1440p ultra wide monitor. Can't wait to try this one!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@jones177 so right now I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off with a 27" 1440p display instead? I can still cancel my order since it probably won't be shipped this weekend.

 

So my reasoning is that such a 27" screen would still have more pixels overall so technically I would be just as productive on it. I could also invest on another unit later to have a dual screen setup.

 

Now my argument is favor of the 34" one is that  I could still sit further from it and still take advantage of the screen real estate despite the lower resolution, which could feel more comfortable when opening multiple documents/forms side by side.

 

So the question is, what's better for productivity and gaming between a 27" 1440p and a 34" 1080p ultrawide paired when you have a Vega 56?

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10 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

@jones177 so right now I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off with a 27" 1440p display instead? I can still cancel my order since it probably won't be shipped this weekend.

 

So my reasoning is that such a 27" screen would still have more pixels overall so technically I would be just as productive on it. I could also invest on another unit later to have a dual screen setup.

 

Now my argument is favor of the 34" one is that  I could still sit further from it and still take advantage of the screen real estate despite the lower resolution, which could feel more comfortable when opening multiple documents/forms side by side.

 

So the question is, what's better for productivity and gaming between a 27" 1440p and a 34" 1080p ultrawide paired when you have a Vega 56?

That would be a safe move since that is the most popular way to go.

 

Keep in mind My 5.1 ghz CPU with a RTX 2080 ti can't do 1440p 144hz in most AAA games at 1440p.

You will get that under powered feeling.

 

To me that is not a bad thing. I bought a 28" 4k monitor back in 2015 and I only had a GTX 970 at the time. All my hardware choices since then is to get better frames at 4k.

 

 


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jones177 said:

That would be a safe move since that is the most popular way to go.

 

Keep in mind My 5.1 ghz CPU with a RTX 2080 ti can't do 1440p 144hz in most AAA games at 1440p.

You will get that under powered feeling.

 

To me that is not a bad thing. I bought a 28" 4k monitor back in 2015 and I only had a GTX 970 at the time. All my hardware choices since then is to get better frames at 4k.

 

 

Actually I don't care much about frame rate and I'm kind of annoyed by all the marketing about gaming being all about refresh rates. It doesn't really apply to the games I'm playing (strategy and third person action) so I'd much rather play at a higher resolution ultra settings and at anything around 60-75 FPS.

 

OK so right now I think I'll go for the 1440 option then.

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I like 1440p for gaming. 

 

For some unknown reason to me it was a big jump in quality. I could literally not look at a 1080p screen again after my first experience.

Going from 1440p to 4k is not as big of a jumps since textures in most vanilla games are too small and lack detail for it to matter. My modded games that use 4k and 8k textures only benefitfit from that resolution.

 

Let me know what you get. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jones177 said:

Let me know what you get. 

As I did before picking this one up, I'll probably be hesitating for another week or so, that's just what I do. However I haven't cancelled my order and I had until Friday to make a decision. B&H took 10 days off for Easter so...

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On 4/13/2020 at 1:28 AM, jones177 said:

Let me know what you get. 

 

Any thoughts on this one? I'm now considering using it on a dual monitor setup with my current 23" 1080p monitor in portrait mode. Could be a good alternative for productivity and gaming over the ultrawide.

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2 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

Any thoughts on this one? I'm now considering using it on a dual monitor setup with my current 23" 1080p monitor in portrait mode. Could be a good alternative for productivity and gaming over the ultrawide.

It is a 2017 vintage non Freesync 60hz monitor.

 

The Acer VG270U BMIIPX is the latest version at 75hz and is only $250. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HV0AA.005

 

The Acer Nitro VG271U Pbmiipx is 144hz for a few dollars more. It even has HDR. $350 Amazon.

 

B&H does not seem to have these.


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jones177 said:

It is a 2017 vintage non Freesync 60hz monitor.

 

The Acer VG270U BMIIPX is the latest version at 75hz and is only $250. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HV0AA.005

 

The Acer Nitro VG271U Pbmiipx is 144hz for a few dollars more. It even has HDR. $350 Amazon.

 

B&H does not seem to have these.

That's almost too good to be true. I was considering going for one of the Dell offers but I don't it's worth the premium price.

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21 minutes ago, IAmAndre said:

@jones177 So what about this 4K one? From what I'm seeing it was Freesync 40-60Hz at 4K and goes up to 75Hz at 1440p. 

I used a 4k 60hz monitor for 1440p gaming for years.

I also prefer 3.1"/32" monitors for 4k over 27".

 

I use an 32" LG VA 4k monitor with a 28" ASUS TN 4k monitor in portrait now. 

 

Older games like Mass Effect with a high res texture mod look fantastic at 4k and would run well with your set up. I think I spent about half a year replaying older games in 4k after buying one.

 

 

   


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS Z170-Pro | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ti | PSU: Corsair 650 | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Intel | HDD: WD Black 5TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, jones177 said:

I used a 4k 60hz monitor for 1440p gaming for years.

I also prefer 3.1"/32" monitors for 4k over 27".

 

I use an 32" LG VA 4k monitor with a 28" ASUS TN 4k monitor in portrait now. 

 

Older games like Mass Effect with a high res texture mod look fantastic at 4k and would run well with your set up. I think I spent about half a year replaying older games in 4k after buying one.

 

 

   

Yeah sounds like a plan. I think I (finally) found my monitor.

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