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Which one is best for the price paid? X34 or C24fg73?

Hi guys, just wanted to know which one of the two below monitors are best for the price paid:

 

Samsung C24FG73 (23.6", 1080p, freesync, 144hz, VA Quantum Dot): $300

 

Acer Predator X34 (34" ultrawide, 3440x1440p, 100hz, gsync, IPS): $875

 

Sadly where i live the new X34 model (120hz) isnt available, so its just the old one that works at 100hz.

 

Both has 1 year limited warranty.

 

Basically, is the $575 extra worth it?

 

I play all genres, mainly mmorpgs, with a RTX 2070 XC gaming and i5 9600k both oc.

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MMORPGs like WoW and others are amazing on ultrawides. 

 

The X34 100hz version cannot really be overclocked any more, as the 100hz mode itself is technically an overclock off its actual refresh rate. An acquaintance of mine has one that he had OC'ed to 105hz as a test, but he got severe flickering. 

 

Also a curved 16:9 VA monitor can introduce some color shift toward the edges of the monitor, which can be off putting. 

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3 hours ago, Phentos said:

MMORPGs like WoW and others are amazing on ultrawides. 

 

The X34 100hz version cannot really be overclocked any more, as the 100hz mode itself is technically an overclock off its actual refresh rate. An acquaintance of mine has one that he had OC'ed to 105hz as a test, but he got severe flickering. 

 

Also a curved 16:9 VA monitor can introduce some color shift toward the edges of the monitor, which can be off putting. 

And do you think it's worth the price difference?

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17 minutes ago, Slazyel said:

And do you think it's worth the price difference?

Depends. If you think you can stomach the price tag of the X34, which is honestly not all that bad to begin with for a top-tier ultrawide gaming monitor, you should have a great experience. Calibrating the colors is recommended though. 

 

Why those two monitors in particular though?

New Build (The Compromise): CPU - i7 9700K @ 5.1Ghz Mobo - ASRock Z390 Taichi | RAM - 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 @ 3466 14-14-14-30 1T | GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 TI | Cooler - Corsair h100i Pro | SSDs - 500 GB 960 EVO + 500 GB 850 EVO + 1TB MX300 | Case - Coolermaster H500 | PSUEVGA 850 P2 | Monitor - LG 32GK850G-B 144hz 1440p | OSWindows 10 Pro. 

Peripherals - Corsair K70 Lux RGB | Corsair Scimitar RGB | Audio-technica ATH M50X + Antlion Modmic 5 |

CPU/GPU history: Athlon 6000+/HD4850 > i7 2600k/GTX 580, R9 390, R9 Fury > i7 7700K/R9 Fury, 1080TI > Ryzen 1700/1080TI > i7 9700K/1080TI.

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12 hours ago, Phentos said:

Depends. If you think you can stomach the price tag of the X34, which is honestly not all that bad to begin with for a top-tier ultrawide gaming monitor, you should have a great experience. Calibrating the colors is recommended though. 

 

Why those two monitors in particular though?

Thats because these two models i find to be the best in their categories here where i live. Also their prices dont seen too diferent from the US. The c24fg73 costs 270 on amazon and 300 where i live. The X34 costs 850 (the 120hz one) on amazon and 875 (the 100hz) where i live. So maybe the prices match a little.

I am just afraid that the x34 is a bit overpriced that's why the question, especially since the freesync compatibility with nvidia cards.

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6 hours ago, huilun02 said:

The screen is not as critical in mmorpgs. Usually what bottlenecks such games is the CPU's single core performance, as mmorpg tend to use more dated engines that do not properly utilize the greatly increased number of processor threads a available in modern CPUs. Your first priority should be getting a CPU that has the best single core performance.

 

That said, if you are already expecting to be bottlenecked by your CPU, then go for a higher resolution screen as it will allow you to put the GPU to better use with the same amount of draw calls. High refresh rate is not important in mmorpgs, although you will still want Freesync/Gsync as the  amount of particle effects during fights will make screen tearing very obvious.

 

I'm using an i5 9600k at 5.1 OC. It is running everything perfect, so wouldnt be a problem for full hd 144hz too.

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