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So I'm planning on getting an ultra wide monitor to replace my 5 year old 24" monitor that is used as a secondary next to my 27". So the 27" will become my secondary. I've been toying with the idea of a curved 21:9 (34" 3440x1440). The issue I think would be the positioning, I don't think I will be able to have it dead center and I herd that there is noticeable color shift when not viewing from the center. My GF and I will also be watching movies on it. Other things to note: my desk is about 48" wide, the 27" monitor IS on an arm and I'd like the ultrawide (curved or not) to be as centered as possible. Pics of my setup below. 

 

 

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So I'm planning on getting an ultra wide monitor to replace my 5 year old 24" monitor that is used as a secondary next to my 27". So the 27" will become my secondary. I've been toying with the idea of a curved 21:9 (34" 3440x1440). The issue I think would be the positioning, I don't think I will be able to have it dead center and I herd that there is noticeable color shift when not viewing from the center. My GF and I will also be watching movies on it. Other things to note: my desk is about 48" wide, the 27" monitor IS on an arm and I'd like the ultrawide (curved or not) to be as centered as possible. Pics of my setup below. 

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If your thinking of the curved monitor and a secondary you might want to consider a slightly larger desk if your space allows for it but you could get an arm to wall mount the curve monitor to to move it around so you can center it exactly where it needs to be.

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If your thinking of the curved monitor and a secondary you might want to consider a slightly larger desk if your space allows for it but you could get an arm to wall mount the curve monitor to to move it around so you can center it exactly where it needs to be.

Sorry I think of more to say after I post. Room is too small, it's 8x10 with GF's sewing desk, a shelf, AND our bed. So no new desk, additionally I WAS considering a new monitor arm solution so I could mount both of them because I'm a neat freak, and and and I don't like to turn my head a lot to see the secondary as I normally have NZXT CAM, task manager and when I'm working in premiere I usually have my video preview or my media browser on the secondary. ALLLLSSSOO I don't think I'd be gaming on the ultrawide and just continue to do so on my 27" so It still needs to be in a comfortable viewing position 

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I don't see the ultrawide fitting on your desk. What I'd do in your case, center the ultrawide and buy one of those monitor arms http://www.amazon.com/Mount--MI-705-Height-Adjustable-Computer-Monitor/dp/B005C2914C/ref=lp_490624011_1_11?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1451112032&sr=1-11

 

That way you can position the 27" the way you like without it occupying desk space or having to move the ultrawide. Or you could buy a bigger desk or a little extra desk table to put the 27" on.

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that's something I'd probably need to test before getting it, I LOVE my side by side, but vertical probably IS better

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I don't see the ultrawide fitting on your desk. What I'd do in your case, center the ultrawide and buy one of those monitor arms http://www.amazon.com/Mount--MI-705-Height-Adjustable-Computer-Monitor/dp/B005C2914C/ref=lp_490624011_1_11?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1451112032&sr=1-11

 

That way you can position the 27" the way you like without it occupying desk space or having to move the ultrawide. Or you could buy a bigger desk or a little extra desk table to put the 27" 

The plan is to move the 27" to the right side of the desk then extend the arm out so the 27..... hmmmm I got lost

System: i7 4790K, Hyper 212 EVO, 16 GB Crucial Ballistix, GTX 1070 Super clocked, MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition, Corsair RM 750, Corsair 750D (with 2 additional 140mm NZXT fans up top for exhaust.) 

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System: i7 4790K, Hyper 212 EVO, 16 GB Crucial Ballistix, GTX 1070 Super clocked, MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition, Corsair RM 750, Corsair 750D (with 2 additional 140mm NZXT fans up top for exhaust.) 

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Sorry I think of more to say after I post. Room is too small, it's 8x10 with GF's sewing desk, a shelf, AND our bed. So no new desk, additionally I WAS considering a new monitor arm solution so I could mount both of them because I'm a neat freak, and and and I don't like to turn my head a lot to see the secondary as I normally have NZXT CAM, task manager and when I'm working in premiere I usually have my video preview or my media browser on the secondary. ALLLLSSSOO I don't think I'd be gaming on the ultrawide and just continue to do so on my 27" so It still needs to be in a comfortable viewing position 

 

For an ultrawide if not stacked like the monitor stand suggested your going to have to move your head due to the width. I would personally suggest to just get a nice TV to wall mount instead if your not gaming on it and mainly using it as general entertainment 

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For an ultrawide if not stacked like the monitor stand suggested your going to have to move your head due to the width. I would personally suggest to just get a nice TV to wall mount instead if your not gaming on it and mainly using it as general entertainment 

the thing is ATM this will be my last BIG purchase, we need to save up for our own place but I HAVE to get this monitor before we move because I won't be able to afford it otherwise. I'm not too concerned with the width as far as having to turn my head, the 27" will only be output for my edits and the only real use my secondary gets when I'm not editing is opening a windows explorer window or showing my temps and stuff, not really anything I need to see at all times, I guess I'll just have to go buy one and try it myself 

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the thing is ATM this will be my last BIG purchase, we need to save up for our own place but I HAVE to get this monitor before we move because I won't be able to afford it otherwise. I'm not too concerned with the width as far as having to turn my head, the 27" will only be output for my edits and the only real use my secondary gets when I'm not editing is opening a windows explorer window or showing my temps and stuff, not really anything I need to see at all times, I guess I'll just have to go buy one and try it myself 

 

I guess that also depends how far away you sit from the monitor since if you sit say at around a good 20" from the screen the ultrawide tends to dominate most of your field of view to where you sit back it will be easier to see the secondary screens.

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I guess that also depends how far away you sit from the monitor since if you sit say at around a good 20" from the screen the ultrawide tends to dominate most of your field of view to where you sit back it will be easier to see the secondary screens.

The center of my 27" to my face is about 28" 

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The center of my 27" to my face is about 28" 

If you sit further back you would be able to have a wider field of view for it but it become a bit narrow at 16:9.

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Soooooooo this happened today 

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