Originally Posted by ontariotl
I've tried several ranges including 40hz and I still see flickering unfortunately.
I guess it is subjective on who can see flickering and who cannot. It's possible our eyes are way too sensitive compared to others who state they have no issue with expanding the range.
To me, I get a vibe that sounds like you should have invested in a G-Sync monitor that would have given you at least a higher refresh rate since you have no faith in AMD with their product line and plan on investing in a 1080 instead. Nothing wrong with what you plan on doing, it's just I have found many threads that have Nvidia owners praising G-Sync, but then buying a freesync monitor and bashing it because they try to overclock the panel without an AMD card and get frame skipping. I have a feeling once you invest in a 1080 (or 2) you might regret buying this AMD purposed monitor.
As for the rest, I am still undecided as I cannot be until prices stabilize and both 1080 Ti and Vega is out, but if there will be 1080 Ti out in January and 1080 prices will drop, and there will still be no date for Vega release, a date soon after 1080 Ti launch, I won't wait. 1080 SLI should be optimal, considerably more powerful than single 1080 Ti/Titan in games with SLI support, so they should last longer than a year, and for less demanding games without SLI support single 1080 will be enough. Second card will just be something like unreasonable enthusiast purchase for those few most demanding games where you can push the limits.
And no, I shouldn't invest in G-sync monitor, for 3 major reasons. First - price, 34UC98 was 3800 ZL in Poland, UC88 is now 3200, Acer and Asus G-sync models were almost 6000 at the time and they still are 5500+. Second - quality, Asus and Acer models are horribly faulty and those manufacturers are horrible by themselves, I wouldn't consider their monitors even if they were cheaper than LG's. I value my hard earned money, for someone on my age in my country 3$ per hour is max what you can hope for after taxes, I won't spend my half-year savings for some crap. Third - I see not point in higher refresh rate for my uses, it would only cause inconsistency in my performance. Stable 60 with everything cranked up as much as possible is my goal.
I won't regret buying this monitor because at the time of buying there just wasn't any quality alternative on the market, and there still isn't. Maybe I will consider G-sync once some serious manufacturer makes good 3440x1440 monitor for reasonable price, but for now I see no need. Also no sidegrades planned until OLED monitors are out.Edited by Krzych04650 - 10/2/16 at 11:47am