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No Budget Monitor for brand new 3080 Build

Getting close to finishing my first build in years and i went crazy with the budget.

Last thing left is a monitor and i cant for the life of me decide.

 

For gaming and for 3d graphics design.

You cant get a 4k curved with high refresh for gaming so I'm left making a tough decision. 

 

So, do i go QHD+ Curved 

Or do i go no curve and stick with 4k?

 

 One favourite is ROG Swift PG35VQ Ultra-Wide

Another isnt out yet but looks wider, just lower refresh and lower HDR Acer Predator X38 (Launching for Canada in November)

 

So if i want the absolute best gaming experience, and my budget is pretty flexible. 

What should i prioritise? 4k, or curved. 

 

At a total loss here, months of research and still no solution. 

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Why 1 monitor if unlimited budget? Get a 1440p 165hz gaming monitor and a 4K color accurate mini led second monitor like the ProArt ones from ASUS.

Ampere is worse than Fermi, change my mind.

System:

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X570 TUF
  • RAM
    2X16GB HyperX Predator 3200mhz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X
  • Case
    Thermaltake Urban R31
  • Storage
    1x Kingston A2000 256GB NVME 1X A-Data SX8200 Pro 1TB 3x Kingston UV500 240GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x
  • Display(s)
    Main:Alienware AW2521HF 1080p 240hz
    Secondary: Acer Predator XB271HU 1440p 165hz
    Third: Samsung C34F791 UltraWide 1440p 100hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 7
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder V2
  • Sound
    Logitech Z906 / HyperX Cloud 2 / Rode NT-USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

 

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the lg cx oled seems pretty damn good, the samsung g9 super ultra wide one looks good as well. theres plenty of 120-144hz 4k gaming monitors but theyre smaller and not curved as a result, since the typical curve on anything under 27-32 inches is usually a gimmick (the samsung g7 being an exception)

topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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1 minute ago, VeganJoy said:

the lg cx oled seems pretty damn good, the samsung g9 super ultra wide one looks good as well. theres plenty of 120-144hz 4k gaming monitors but theyre smaller and not curved as a result, since the typical curve on anything under 27-32 inches is usually a gimmick (the samsung g7 being an exception)

So the G9 was originally my go too, but it seems there are alot of issues with it and its been near impossible to find. So I'm a little worried it had design flaws.

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3 minutes ago, VeganJoy said:

the lg cx oled seems pretty damn good, the samsung g9 super ultra wide one looks good as well. theres plenty of 120-144hz 4k gaming monitors but theyre smaller and not curved as a result, since the typical curve on anything under 27-32 inches is usually a gimmick (the samsung g7 being an exception)

if you want oled you might have to stick with qled instead, since oled is more of a tv thing, and qled is a monitor/tv thing

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For 3D modeling I prefer 16:9. The last one I bought was an 32" 4k LG.

The only ultrawides I like are the 38" LGs. Mine is being used for video editing.

 

If I started up doing 3D again I would use my 55" OLEDs since it is easier to spot errors on a large screen.  

RIG#1 CPU: Intel i9 10900k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: EVGA  RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: EVGA 1300 G2 | Case: Cooler Master H500M | Cooler: SilverStone PF360 | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | 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 i9 9900k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 ti SC | PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ | Case: Streacom BC1.1S | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 870 EVO 2TB | Monitor:Samsung 28" 4k 60hz  

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6 minutes ago, jones177 said:

For 3D modeling I prefer 16:9. The last one I bought was an 32" 4k LG.

The only ultrawides I like are the 38" LGs. Mine is being used for video editing.

 

If I started up doing 3D again I would use my 55" OLEDs since it is easier to spot errors on a large screen.  

3d modeling for me is starting out as a beginner, just learning as i go kind of thing. So primarily its for gaming right now 

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41 minutes ago, earth_inheritor said:

3d modeling for me is starting out as a beginner, just learning as i go kind of thing. So primarily its for gaming right now 

I have a 34" 3440 X 1440 monitor and it was never good for 3D but was good for gaming. I replaced it with a 38" 3840 X 1600 ultrawide and it is a lot better for productivity and gaming.

With 3840 X 1600 resolution you will need at least a 3070 but to get to 144fps in AAA games you will need a 3090. My 2080 ti was in the 80s to the 100s depending on the game.

 

RIG#1 CPU: Intel i9 10900k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: EVGA  RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: EVGA 1300 G2 | Case: Cooler Master H500M | Cooler: SilverStone PF360 | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | 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 i9 9900k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 ti SC | PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ | Case: Streacom BC1.1S | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 870 EVO 2TB | Monitor:Samsung 28" 4k 60hz  

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45 minutes ago, jones177 said:

I have a 34" 3440 X 1440 monitor and it was never good for 3D but was good for gaming. I replaced it with a 38" 3840 X 1600 ultrawide and it is a lot better for productivity and gaming.

With 3840 X 1600 resolution you will need at least a 3070 but to get to 144fps in AAA games you will need a 3090. My 2080 ti was in the 80s to the 100s depending on the game.

 

This one seems pretty promising then. Good spec, great size and resolution, only downside is the lower HDR.

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-series/predatorx38

 

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3 hours ago, earth_inheritor said:

This one seems pretty promising then. Good spec, great size and resolution, only downside is the lower HDR.

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-series/predatorx38

 

The panel is by LG so you have the choice of an UltraGear as well. 

RIG#1 CPU: Intel i9 10900k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: EVGA  RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: EVGA 1300 G2 | Case: Cooler Master H500M | Cooler: SilverStone PF360 | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | 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 i9 9900k, 5ghz all cores| Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 ti SC | PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ | Case: Streacom BC1.1S | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 870 EVO 2TB | Monitor:Samsung 28" 4k 60hz  

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20 hours ago, earth_inheritor said:

So the G9 was originally my go too, but it seems there are alot of issues with it and its been near impossible to find. So I'm a little worried it had design flaws.

You can order them direct from Samsung, and they've got them in stock now. If you're working for a major corporation, check to see if they have a company discount. Mine did, and it cut something like $250 of the price tag. 

 

One thing to be very careful of is they are heavy and have thin bezels, so you must lift from the stand, not the monitor edge, lest you risk crushing the screen. 

 

Also, if you are running an nVidia gpu, you will want to check for the display port 1.4 firmware update. Both my desktop and work laptop needed it to display during bootup. 

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If there is no budget, just go with one ProArt, one G9 and one OLED monitor.

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  • 5 weeks later...

I can only speak to the ROG SWIFT PG35VQ - which is absolutely amazing. The good news is that you can find it refurbished at times on Amazon for half the price.

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