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34" Curved Monitor; should I pull the trigger?

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Hey guys, I've been eyeing the 34" 3440x1440 variety of PC monitors from some time now. I'm currently using a 27" 1440p QNIX but think it's a bit too narrow for side-by-side windows. And I have a 1600x1200 20" Dell sitting in a closet. I just find dual monitors to be a bit too cumbersome, wires, windows management and such.

I can get this Samsung S34E790C for just under $700 somewhere. You think I should jump on that?

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With your new rig in progress specs, you'll want a much beefier GPU and at least 16gb system ram (I'd recommend 32gb). The pixel count is 3K. I saw one of these types at Costco the other day. It is still not vertically high enough for as far back as I would need to sit to see most of the screen at once. I would need 40" and higher. It is still better than the 29" though. But, I am bias as I had Surround LCD's (three 24" 16X10) and hated it because of my eyes were not being able to take it all in, especially on FPS games.

I am not sure how Office apps will look, but I am betting CURVED which is not good imo.
Edited by sk2play - 5/21/15 at 7:54pm
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With your new rig in progress specs, you'll want a much beefier GPU and at least 16gb system ram (I'd recommend 32gb). The pixel count is 3K. I saw one of these types at Costco the other day. It is still not vertically high enough for as far back as I would need to sit to see most of the screen at once. I would need 40" and higher. It is still better than the 29" though. But, I am bias as I had Surround LCD's (three 24" 16X10) and hated it because of my eyes were not being able to take it all in, especially on FPS games.

I am not sure how Office apps will look, but I am betting CURVED which is not good imo.

The whole point of a surround setup is to not see everything at once, but to see stuff in the side of your eye that you would have otherwised missed.
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Well, i just returned my LG 34" curve monitor to get 2 Asus Swift and so far i am liking the swift more... biggrin.gif
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The whole point of a surround setup is to not see everything at once, but to see stuff in the side of your eye that you would have otherwised missed.

I understand, I personally just need to sit to far back to appreciate that aspect which makes everything smaller. With SLI surround, it is CURVED so that isn't my issue either. Which is why I went 2K and big. My next dream LCD is a 32" Gsync 120Hz 2K IPS 8ms or less which doesn't exist to date.
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Well, i just returned my LG 34" curve monitor to get 2 Asus Swift and so far i am liking the swift more... biggrin.gif
That was the one at Costco, so why did you not like it ?
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That was the one at Costco, so why did you not like it ?


I actually loved the LG however once i saw the Swift and played a couple demo on it. The Framerate was amazing !!!!! even tho all i play is WoW and other Blizzard game. i know it doesn't make a difference but i just love the swift more than i like the LGs.
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My sig rig is a little out of date, I now have a GTX780 Ti, 16 GB RAM (I don't see the need for 32GB for gaming), and i5-4690K. So I think the horses can handle it. Only downside now, is the site lists the price being very good on this monitor, but they are out of stock :/
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The samsung model is far superior... where did you find it for $700??
Samsung will have better blacks (which to me is very important, dunno about you)
    
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Yeah, you don't need 32GB of RAM for that monitor. I play at 4k res with 16GB of RAM.
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