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Which Monitor Should I Add To My Setup?

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While I do enjoy gaming from time to time (and when I game I like to treat myself), I mostly use my PC for writing books that require a lot of research and comparisons. I also play DnD as both a player and a GM. My group uses a lot of software to keep everything kosher.

 

The thing is, I am finding that sometimes I don’t have quite enough monitor real estate. So I want to add a third monitor. Its going to go above my two LG 27GL83A-Bs. I will not be using the top monitor for gaming at all. It will be used for everything else though, so it does not need to have all the Hz (though I think a minimum of 60 would be something I am looking for).

 

My current setup has the following:

 

Ryzen 5 5600X

32 GB of DDR4 Crucial RAM @ 3600 MT/s with CL 16

Two gen 3 NVMe 1 TB drives (no I don’t need faster, newer NVMe drives, I am happy with what I got)

Asus Tuf RTX 3070

O11 Air Mini

An EVGA 750 Watt Gold + PSU (I don’t recall the model off the top of my head)

Windows 10 Home is my main OS, but I also have Arch Linux for reasons

 

Also, I will be using this PC for work in a week. Having three monitors for it would be nice or maybe two while watching cool movies on the third.

 

First I am getting this because I don’t want to, nor do I have the skillset to drill a hole into my desk.

 

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Computer-Standing-Adjustable-STAND-V003E/dp/B00FPRFWOM/ref=sr_1_11?

 

Currently I am looking at three options for monitors. The most expensive one is getting a third LG 27GL83A-B, granted at the time of writing they are going cheap compared to what they sometimes go for.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wXRgXL/lg-27gl83a-b-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-27gl83a-b

 

Second option would be a MSI Optix MAG301RF:

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/P7C48d/msi-optix-mag301rf-295-2560x1080-200-hz-monitor-optixmag301rf

 

While it may be only 1080p, I do like the idea that it is an ultra wide and cheaper than the LG.

 

Third option is an LG 29WK50S-P.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gg92FT/lg-29wk50s-p-290-2560x1080-75-hz-monitor-29wk50s-p

 

I can get one new on eBay for about $200. Its the cheapest option but I am not sure. Not because it is on eBay, just, eh, I guess. Also it is ultra wide as well, which I like as mention.

 

I am also open to other suggestions, but I am very contentious about how much I spend. Nothing over $300, the cheaper the better (within reason of course). Also it needs to have IPS.

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Since your current monitor is 1440p, it is wise go for 1440p, if you go 1080p then you will notice an annoying windows jump when you move around your apps within this 3 monitor.

 

If you want everything look pretty, a 49" Super Ultrawide will make it perfect fit on top or below your current 2x 27" Wide monitor as 49" Super Ultrawide is equal to 2 units of 27" Wide monitor. But Super Ultrawide will be far beyond your current budget.

 

Another suggestion get a 34" Ultrawide monitor put on top your current 2 monitors, also you need to top up more for Ultrawide as well.

 

Last suggestion just buy the same model 27" monitor put beside your current 2 monitors. In this setup you also can build up Eyefinity / Surround if you want to.

PC: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3080 Vision OC 10G, X570 AORUS Elite WIFI Motherboard, HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-3200 RGB RAM, Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card, Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SATA 500GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SATA 2TB, Asus HyperX Fury RGB SSD 960GB, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5 HDD 2TB, Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R ARGB, Cooler Master MASTERFAN MF120R ARGB, Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder ARGB, Asus ROG Strix 1000G PGU, Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH RGB Case, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).


Laptop: Asus VivoBook 15 OLED: Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4, Intel UHD, 8 GB RAM, Micron NVMe 512 GB, Windows 11 Home (21H2), Illegear Z5 SKYLAKE: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA 512GB, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).

 

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz mini-LED VA HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR, BenQ EW2440ZH 24" 1920x1080 75hz VA SDR.


Input Device: Logitech G913 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G903 Lightspeed HERO Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech Pro X, Logitech MX Keys, Logitech MX Master 3, XBOX Wireless Controller Covert Forces Edition, Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech MK850 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combos.


TV Entertainment: LG 55" C9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ®, 65" Samsung AU7000 4K UHD Smart TV, Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 edition), Apple TV 4K (2017 & 2021 Edition), Chromecast with Google TV, Sony UBP-X700 UltraHD Blu-ray, Panasonic DMP-UB400 UltraHD Blu-ray, LG SK9Y 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio SoundBar.

 

Mobile & Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Burgundy), Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (Green), Huawei Watch GT (Saddle Brown).

 

Others Gadgets: Logitech Z625 2.1 THX Speaker, Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker, Sony MDR-Z1R, Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds2, Asus SBW-06D2X-U Blu-ray RW Drive, 70 TB Ext. HDD, j5create JVCU100 USB HD Webcam with 360° rotation, ZTE UONU F620, Maxis Fibre WiFi 6 Router, Fantech MPR800 Soft Cloth RGB Gaming Mousepad, Fantech Headset Headphone Stand AC3001S RGB Lighting Base Tower, Infiniteracer RGB Gaming Chair

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1 minute ago, Andrewtst said:

Since your current monitor is 1440p, it is wise go for 1440p, if you go 1080p then you will notice an annoying windows jump when you move allow apps within this 3 monitor.

 

If you want everything look pretty, a 49" Super Ultrawide will make it perfect fit on top or below your current 2x 27" Wide monitor as 49" Super Ultrawide is equal to 2 units of 27" Wide monitor. But Super Ultrawide will be far beyond your current budget.

 

Another suggestion get a 34" Ultrawide monitor put on top your current 2 monitors, also you need to top up more for Ultrawide as well.

 

Last suggestion just buy the same model 27" monitor put beside your current 2 monitors. In this setup you also can build up Eyefinity / Surround if you want to.

Thank you for the suggestions. However, the monitor stand I am getting is only rated up to 30 inches/ 22 lb per arm (I think). Also, while I would love to have all three monitors side by side, my area is too narrow to allow this (its in an alcove in a studio, so the area is flanked by three walls). Its enough room for two 27 inch monitors, but not a whole lot more.

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13 minutes ago, Ykcud said:

Thank you for the suggestions. However, the monitor stand I am getting is only rated up to 30 inches/ 22 lb per arm (I think). Also, while I would love to have all three monitors side by side, my area is too narrow to allow this (its in an alcove in a studio, so the area is flanked by three walls). Its enough room for two 27 inch monitors, but not a whole lot more.

In this case, I think at least get same resolution and same height monitor. Your current is 27", so they is option for 27", 34" and 49" in 1440p.

PC: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3080 Vision OC 10G, X570 AORUS Elite WIFI Motherboard, HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-3200 RGB RAM, Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card, Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SATA 500GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SATA 2TB, Asus HyperX Fury RGB SSD 960GB, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5 HDD 2TB, Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R ARGB, Cooler Master MASTERFAN MF120R ARGB, Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder ARGB, Asus ROG Strix 1000G PGU, Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH RGB Case, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).


Laptop: Asus VivoBook 15 OLED: Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4, Intel UHD, 8 GB RAM, Micron NVMe 512 GB, Windows 11 Home (21H2), Illegear Z5 SKYLAKE: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA 512GB, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).

 

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz mini-LED VA HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR, BenQ EW2440ZH 24" 1920x1080 75hz VA SDR.


Input Device: Logitech G913 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G903 Lightspeed HERO Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech Pro X, Logitech MX Keys, Logitech MX Master 3, XBOX Wireless Controller Covert Forces Edition, Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech MK850 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combos.


TV Entertainment: LG 55" C9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ®, 65" Samsung AU7000 4K UHD Smart TV, Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 edition), Apple TV 4K (2017 & 2021 Edition), Chromecast with Google TV, Sony UBP-X700 UltraHD Blu-ray, Panasonic DMP-UB400 UltraHD Blu-ray, LG SK9Y 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio SoundBar.

 

Mobile & Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Burgundy), Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (Green), Huawei Watch GT (Saddle Brown).

 

Others Gadgets: Logitech Z625 2.1 THX Speaker, Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker, Sony MDR-Z1R, Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds2, Asus SBW-06D2X-U Blu-ray RW Drive, 70 TB Ext. HDD, j5create JVCU100 USB HD Webcam with 360° rotation, ZTE UONU F620, Maxis Fibre WiFi 6 Router, Fantech MPR800 Soft Cloth RGB Gaming Mousepad, Fantech Headset Headphone Stand AC3001S RGB Lighting Base Tower, Infiniteracer RGB Gaming Chair

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11 minutes ago, Andrewtst said:

In this case, I think at least get same resolution and same height monitor. Your current is 27", so they is option for 27", 34" and 49" in 1440p.

Thank you. I will take your suggestion and stick with the same size and resolution. Would a Sceptre E275B-QPT168 be suggestable:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QCcG3C/sceptre-e275b-qpt168-270-2560x1440-165-hz-monitor-e275b-qpt168

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4 minutes ago, Ykcud said:

Thank you. I will take your suggestion and stick with the same size and resolution. Would a Sceptre E275B-QPT168 be suggestable:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QCcG3C/sceptre-e275b-qpt168-270-2560x1440-165-hz-monitor-e275b-qpt168

No idea on this brand, can't comment.

PC: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3080 Vision OC 10G, X570 AORUS Elite WIFI Motherboard, HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-3200 RGB RAM, Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card, Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SATA 500GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SATA 2TB, Asus HyperX Fury RGB SSD 960GB, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5 HDD 2TB, Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R ARGB, Cooler Master MASTERFAN MF120R ARGB, Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder ARGB, Asus ROG Strix 1000G PGU, Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH RGB Case, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).


Laptop: Asus VivoBook 15 OLED: Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4, Intel UHD, 8 GB RAM, Micron NVMe 512 GB, Windows 11 Home (21H2), Illegear Z5 SKYLAKE: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA 512GB, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).

 

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz mini-LED VA HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR, BenQ EW2440ZH 24" 1920x1080 75hz VA SDR.


Input Device: Logitech G913 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G903 Lightspeed HERO Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech Pro X, Logitech MX Keys, Logitech MX Master 3, XBOX Wireless Controller Covert Forces Edition, Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech MK850 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combos.


TV Entertainment: LG 55" C9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ®, 65" Samsung AU7000 4K UHD Smart TV, Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 edition), Apple TV 4K (2017 & 2021 Edition), Chromecast with Google TV, Sony UBP-X700 UltraHD Blu-ray, Panasonic DMP-UB400 UltraHD Blu-ray, LG SK9Y 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio SoundBar.

 

Mobile & Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Burgundy), Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (Green), Huawei Watch GT (Saddle Brown).

 

Others Gadgets: Logitech Z625 2.1 THX Speaker, Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker, Sony MDR-Z1R, Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds2, Asus SBW-06D2X-U Blu-ray RW Drive, 70 TB Ext. HDD, j5create JVCU100 USB HD Webcam with 360° rotation, ZTE UONU F620, Maxis Fibre WiFi 6 Router, Fantech MPR800 Soft Cloth RGB Gaming Mousepad, Fantech Headset Headphone Stand AC3001S RGB Lighting Base Tower, Infiniteracer RGB Gaming Chair

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2 minutes ago, Ykcud said:

I never like anything from HP. 😅 My preferable brand are Samsung, LG, Asus and Gigabyte.

 

You can check more from rtings.com or hardware unboxed YouTube channel. 🙂 

PC: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3080 Vision OC 10G, X570 AORUS Elite WIFI Motherboard, HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-3200 RGB RAM, Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card, Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SATA 500GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SATA 2TB, Asus HyperX Fury RGB SSD 960GB, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5 HDD 2TB, Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R ARGB, Cooler Master MASTERFAN MF120R ARGB, Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder ARGB, Asus ROG Strix 1000G PGU, Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH RGB Case, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).


Laptop: Asus VivoBook 15 OLED: Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4, Intel UHD, 8 GB RAM, Micron NVMe 512 GB, Windows 11 Home (21H2), Illegear Z5 SKYLAKE: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA 512GB, Windows 11 Pro (22H2).

 

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz mini-LED VA HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR, BenQ EW2440ZH 24" 1920x1080 75hz VA SDR.


Input Device: Logitech G913 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G903 Lightspeed HERO Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech Pro X, Logitech MX Keys, Logitech MX Master 3, XBOX Wireless Controller Covert Forces Edition, Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech MK850 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combos.


TV Entertainment: LG 55" C9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ®, 65" Samsung AU7000 4K UHD Smart TV, Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 edition), Apple TV 4K (2017 & 2021 Edition), Chromecast with Google TV, Sony UBP-X700 UltraHD Blu-ray, Panasonic DMP-UB400 UltraHD Blu-ray, LG SK9Y 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio SoundBar.

 

Mobile & Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Burgundy), Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (Green), Huawei Watch GT (Saddle Brown).

 

Others Gadgets: Logitech Z625 2.1 THX Speaker, Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker, Sony MDR-Z1R, Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds2, Asus SBW-06D2X-U Blu-ray RW Drive, 70 TB Ext. HDD, j5create JVCU100 USB HD Webcam with 360° rotation, ZTE UONU F620, Maxis Fibre WiFi 6 Router, Fantech MPR800 Soft Cloth RGB Gaming Mousepad, Fantech Headset Headphone Stand AC3001S RGB Lighting Base Tower, Infiniteracer RGB Gaming Chair

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1 minute ago, Andrewtst said:

I never like anything from HP. 😅

 

You can check more from rtings.com or hardware unboxed YouTube channel. 🙂 

I will take a look at those; thank you 🙂

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