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Advice on new monitor/s

Hi,

 

So I am looking to get a new display setup for my PC I have been using a 144hz 1440p 27" panel for about 18months now and it's been great but I would like a bit more space.

 

I typically use my pc for games such as Overwatch, Counter Strike, Tomb Raider, Racing Games and Streaming and so I am looking for the best option for all these I have a massive desk about 2 metres long so shouldn't have any issues with fitting displays but if I go triple 1080p I will buy a monitor arm anyway for them as I personally think that looks better. I'm not bothered between IPS or TN, I just don't like VA panels due to experience of ghosting on these types of panels. I have a GTX 1080 and prefer to be able to push high frame rates 80+ in shooter games racing games I don't mind going as low as 60 but shooters must be 80 or above :D.

 

Now the Panels I am looking at are the PG348Q or Triple MG248Q displays. Trouble I have with the PG panels is they are Gsync not a technology I am bothered about even though my monitor I currently have has it I don't find it all that useful and the PG348Q requires a NVidia gpu to go to 100hz although I don't think AMD is releasing anything ground breaking soon.

 

Any opinions on which would be good for my use case would be great thanks

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Intel Core i7 5960X GTX1080 Strix | 64gb 2400mhz DDR4 Corsair Vengeance Ram | Samsung S951 256gb M.2 | 4TB WD Blue SSHD | EVGA Supernova G2 1300watt PSU | Acer XB270HU | Corsair K95 RGB | Corsair M65 RGB |

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Hi,

 

I picked up a LG 34UC88 this summer, absolutely love it, wouldn't go back to 16:9 on my main rig . #ultrawidemasterrace

 

Your GTX1080 should have no problem at all driving the PG34etc. at up to 100FPS since it's about 60% of 4K.

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Make a setup of 1 21:9 monitor next to a 16:9 monitor

34" 1440p UW (same height as 27" 16:9)

27" 1440p W (the one you have already)

it's gonna be something like this:

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19 minutes ago, vojta.pokorny said:

Hi,

 

I picked up a LG 34UC88 this summer, absolutely love it, wouldn't go back to 16:9 on my main rig . #ultrawidemasterrace

 

Your GTX1080 should have no problem at all driving the PG34etc. at up to 100FPS since it's about 60% of 4K.

ah ok how would a single ultrawide be for streaming though would I be able to fit my Ankbot window with the chat on it and the OBS window along side a 16:9 windowed game?

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1 minute ago, Mello said:

Make a setup of 1 21:9 monitor next to a 16:9 monitor

34" 1440p UW (same height as 27" 16:9)

27" 1440P W (the one you have already)

it's gonna be something like this:

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looks nice but I think I would rather sell this one and get a cheaper 1440p asus 60hz panel if I were to do that as a secondary monitor doesn't need to be 144hz

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Intel Core i7 5960X GTX1080 Strix | 64gb 2400mhz DDR4 Corsair Vengeance Ram | Samsung S951 256gb M.2 | 4TB WD Blue SSHD | EVGA Supernova G2 1300watt PSU | Acer XB270HU | Corsair K95 RGB | Corsair M65 RGB |

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5 minutes ago, PeggersXtreme said:

looks nice but I think I would rather sell this one and get a cheaper 1440p asus 60hz panel if I were to do that as a secondary monitor doesn't need to be 144hz

You can still use the 144hz you already have for FPS games,

You'll be just wasting money, as you can just buy 1 1440p UW with G-sync +100hz.

idk it just seems unnecessary to sell your monitor,

but you said your TN isn't that bad, unless you really want an IPS as a secondary monitor.

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7 minutes ago, Mello said:

You can still use the 144hz you already have for FPS games,

You'll be just wasting money, as you can just buy 1 1440p UW with G-sync +100hz.

idk it just seems unnecessary to sell your monitor,

but you said your TN isn't that bad, unless you really want an IPS as a secondary monitor.

My panel is IPS lol but I said i'm not worried between ips and TN to me there isn't a massive amount of difference when gaming

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6 minutes ago, PeggersXtreme said:

My panel is IPS lol but I said i'm not worried between ips and TN to me there isn't a massive amount of difference when gaming

That's even better, no way you're selling that.

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15 minutes ago, Mello said:

That's even better, no way you're selling that.

I currently have the XB270HU and would've bought a couple more if they still made them -_-

 

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2 hours ago, PeggersXtreme said:

I currently have the XB270HU and would've bought a couple more if they still made them -_-

 

I would have to agree with other posters.... 

Keep the existing, add a new 21:9 1440p (ultra-wide).

 

the other alternative would be to buy 2 x XB271HU for a three monitor setup.

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9 hours ago, PeggersXtreme said:

My panel is IPS lol but I said i'm not worried between ips and TN to me there isn't a massive amount of difference when gaming

Hi 

i would have to agree with previous posters, keep the old monitor and get a 21:9 to go beside it, you could even flip the 16:9 90% and use it for web browsing and such if you weren't bothered by the loss of the use of a hi frame rate monitor.

as for weather to use ips or not i would very strongly recommend it since with other display tech there are often issues in darker scenes where the black looks more grey instead.

 

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