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Should I get two LG 25UM58-P 25-Inch monitors or one Dell Gaming Monitor S2417DG ?

Sour-Tooth
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Greetings,

 

I am looking to create a monitor setup that will be used for video editing and 3D animating (in Blender). I will also be using this setup for some gaming, but nothing hardcore.

I am open to any and all recommendations but have mainly been looking at two monitors.

The LG 25UM58-P 25-Inch is $150, has an ultra-widescreen, 1080p display with a 60hz refresh rate.

On the other hand, the Dell Gaming Monitor S2417DG  has a much higher $380 price point but comes with a widescreen 1440p display @ 165hz.

I am running a GTX 2070 with a 1700x and 16GB of ram. The rest of my system can be found here.

 

My budget is $400, but I am able to go $50-$100 more if I find something I really like.

Thank you for any and all help! It is all appreciated.

 

- Riley

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Let me tell you this from personal experience when you go ultra wide get a 34" monitor the 25" looks so small.

 

i have the LG 34um58-P and i am happy with it so far the stand is ok, but it changed it to a Monitor arm so i could have the monitor a bit higher off the table.

 

p.s if you want, my wife has this one LG 34UM69G and she is happy with it too.

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19 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

So, do you need/want widescreen?

I would like widescreen, yes. 

 

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Def. go for the 1440p. At this sitze at least 1440p, otherwise it will be very much a "pixel party"

idd recommend UHD with such display sizes. Oh and you really don't need the super fast refresh rate. Resolution is much more important for your use case 

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19 minutes ago, SoreRaito said:

Let me tell you this from personal experience when you go ultra wide get a 34" monitor the 25" looks so small.

 

Thank you for your help! I'll look into it. Should I get two 25" inch or one 34"?

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Never get a 25" UW monitor. It's the same height as a 20" monitor.

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1 minute ago, Sour-Tooth said:

Thank you for your help! I'll look into it. Should I get two 25" inch or one 34"?

one fat one ;) 

whenever you can avoid bezels do it.

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4 minutes ago, Sour-Tooth said:

Thank you for your help! I'll look into it. Should I get two 25" inch or one 34"?

I would say get one 34" for the beginning and test how you really like it and how good it goes with your work and if you then really need another monitor just get a second 34" Ultra Wide like i am about in a few weeks.

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2 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

Def. go for the 1440p. At this sitze at least 1440p, otherwise it will be very much a "pixel party"

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How obvious is the refresh rate difference? Is resolution more accurate than the refresh rate?

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2 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

one fat one ;) 

whenever you can avoid bezels do it.

Thanks! I have never used more then one monitor, so I need all the help I can get!

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Just now, Sour-Tooth said:

How obvious is the refresh rate difference? Is resolution more accurate than the refresh rate?

When you're only doing casual gaming and work you won't notice the difference between upwards of 60 HZ

and at this size resolution is super important! You will see a huge difference in detail and clearness of the picture

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3 minutes ago, SoreRaito said:

I would say get one 34" for the beginning and test how you really like it and how good it goes with your work and if you then really need another monitor just get a second 34" Ultra Wide

 

Are the pixels visible on your monitor? I know video editing benefits from a higher resolution, but I question if it is worth the cost. Do you ever notice a rough edge when watching videos on youtube?

 

Thanks for your help!

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2 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

When you're only doing casual gaming and work you won't notice the difference between upwards of 60 HZ

 and at this size resolution is super important! You will see a huge difference in detail and clearness of the picture

 

Are there any cheap, small bezel monitors at 2k you could recommend?

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11 minutes ago, Sour-Tooth said:

Are the pixels visible on your monitor? I know video editing benefits from a higher resolution, but I question if it is worth the cost. Do you ever notice a rough edge when watching videos on youtube?

 

Thanks for your help!

Ive nerver edited any videos or pictures or anything of that sort but i don't think i have ever seen any rough edges anywhere let it be games or youtube videos the only thing you will notice is when you go fullscreen on youtube videos they will have black bars on the side since 99% of the youtube videos are not in the 21:9 resolution but in the 16:9 resolution.

 

But on the other hand i sit about 70-80 cm away from my monitor so i dont know really how it would be when i would sit like 30 cm from it.

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13 minutes ago, SoreRaito said:

Ive nerver edited any videos or pictures or anything of that sort but i don't think i have ever seen any rough edges anywhere let it be games or youtube videos

 

But on the other hand i sit about 70-80 cm away from my monitor so i dont know really how it would be when i would sit like 30 cm from it.

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Thanks for the help. It looks like a good price, so I'll look into it.

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