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My search has concluded with these two monitors. I can't decide which one will make me happier. I love gaming and watching movies and the monitor will be in a dark to decently lit room. I'll be running a top of GTX 1080 soon and who know what card 6 months from now. Thoughts?

LG 34UC88 features a 34" UltraWide screen with a big curve compared to the competition. Also features Freesync (55-75fps) but I'm not sure if I'll run a Radeon card in the future.

Acer XB271HU is a 27" 144Hz, G-Sync monitor. I currently own a Dell u2713hm monitor so I'm not sure if going from a 27" to another just because of 144Hz/G-Sync is a good idea. Although I've yet to try a G-Sync monitor and anything over 60Hz on a monitor. I've seen it on old school CRT's though.
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 7/9/16 at 1:24am
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144Hz and gsync is absolutely worth it. Buying the LG when you have no plans to go AMD doesn't make much sense.
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144Hz and gsync is absolutely worth it. Buying the LG when you have no plans to go AMD doesn't make much sense.
I see what you mean but I'm not sure if I'll be satisfied with another 27 inch monitor. Would G-Sync and a high refresh rate be more immersive vs a 34 inch UltraWide?
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For me It was more satisfying swiching my Tv to a monitor. I was using a 4k 50 Inches TV @ 60hz and now I'm using a Dell S2716DG 144hz with Gsync, is night and day. I still use my TV for movies but gaming is better in my monitor because everything is really smooth
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For me It was more satisfying swiching my Tv to a monitor. I was using a 4k 50 Inches TV @ 60hz and now I'm using a Dell S2716DG 144hz with Gsync, is night and day. I still use my TV for movies but gaming is better in my monitor because everything is really smooth
I love big screens but I dislike screen tearing and I've been wanting to try G-Sync. I just hope I don't regret getting a bigger screen. I know that the Acer x34 has it all but I'm not comfortable paying $1200 for a monitor with QC issues.
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Honestly if you wanted the most immersive experience possible then the best solution would be one of the new LG 4k OLED TVs. Those things will blow any ultra wide out the water with it's picture quality.
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Honestly if you wanted the most immersive experience possible then the best solution would be one of the new LG 4k OLED TVs. Those things will blow any ultra wide out the water with it's picture quality.
One day... I'll wait until they are cheaper. Until then, I need something to hold me over.
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I love big screens but I dislike screen tearing and I've been wanting to try G-Sync. I just hope I don't regret getting a bigger screen. I know that the Acer x34 has it all but I'm not comfortable paying $1200 for a monitor with QC issues.

All the IPS Gsync gaming monitors have some form of blb. Have a XB270HU and x34 myself. Both had some form of blb when I got them. The blb on the XB270HU has mostly settled in. I'm also noticing the blb less on the x34. Though I never felt like the x34 suffered from bad blb.

My suggestion would be an x34. The thing is beast and spoiled me on other monitors. 21:9 works in most games out the box, or, with a little tweaking. For the ones that won't work in 21:9 then 16:9 on a 21:9 works well. You still have enough of your view taken up that you won't feel bothered by it like you would at 4:3 on a 16:9.
     
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