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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 03:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Here's the issue: Since monitors have long lives, I've literally not read anything about them properly since I had my last monitor (8 years wow).
But now it's showing it's age and doesn't work - static type thing on screen randomly shows up.

My requirements / use from a monitor:

1) Mostly browing the internet, doing some photoshop work and video editing. Not too heavy, just from time to time.
2) Gaming - not heavy either, for example, the only games I'm playing these days is Tekken 7 and CSGO.
Games I'm looking forward to from E3: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Metro Redux, Life is Strange, Assassins Creed Origins.
I hope this gives you an idea of my gaming habits.

What I'm confused about is, what sort of monitor I should go for?
Will Ultrawide be good for me? For someone who's just a casual and play games to relieve stress or should I simply go for a regular monitor?
What about a 2K monitor?
It's hard to make this choice when I don't know which type of monitor is better for which type of tasks?

Also, my GPU is a gtx 760. I run Tekken 7 at 60fps at 1920x1200. So, I don't see much need of upgrading but if there's any need of upgrading GPU in future, no problem, I'll do it.
My main concern right now is to just make a right choice for the monitor since it'll stay with me for a long time.

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I'd look into if 21:9 works right with the games you play. A lot of games do support the aspect fine, or with minimal tweaks but there are games that just won't work with 21:9 meaning you'll be stuck using 16:9 with black bars.

21:9 is a good aspect when games work well with it. Can be very immersive but when a game won't black bars can break immersion.

I don't play any of the games you've mentioned but games that work great in 21:9 are,

GTA:V
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Fallout 4 (with Flawless widescreen)
Doom 2016
MMO's tend to be built to accept a large range of aspect
Diablo 3 (in windowed fullscreen mode)
Dying Light
Just Cause 3
Source engine games

Not going to name every game of course but a few that stick out in my mind.

IMO, 3rd person open world games do the best with 21:9. I read racers but I don't personally play any. Newer Ubisoft/EA games tend to work great with 21:9.

I say 21:9 is worth it, but, realize not everything will work with 21:9 without black bars.


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Depend so on which day you ask but today I love my iltrawide. Ironically enough, I bought it for gaming but it's actually everything else that I use it for that makes me appreciate it.
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Going ultrawide, you're productivity/multitasking will go through the roof. Get the additional 2k upgrade and it'll also be a good bump in image quality. Do keep in mind not all game support such setups, so you may experience the black side bars in certain games.

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GTA:V
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Fallout 4 (with Flawless widescreen)
Doom 2016
MMO's tend to be built to accept a large range of aspect
Diablo 3 (in windowed fullscreen mode)
Dying Light
Just Cause 3
Source engine games




I don't play any of those games, and I'd rather not worry about the black bars so may I ask for any good recommendations among the usual 1080p monitors?
24" - 27" seems ideal to me.

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