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PostPosted: 07 Jun 2014, 12:21 
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Greetings gentlemen,

For long I have hoped that my day would come on which joining the widescreen gaming forum would finally make sense, and yesterday that moment arrived. Yesterday my new LG 34UM95-P (http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34UM95-P-ultrawide-monitor, 21:9, 3440x1440) arrived after a long wait, and I'm already starting to grow quite fond of it. From now on I'll be able to provide information regarding games using the 21:9 aspect ratio.

I had been in doubt about either getting a triple monitor setup or this for quite a while, but I fell for this as it has almost the resolution of three monitors, without the bezels and without the fact that 3 monitors in landscape mode (which is how I would have used them since portrait makes less sense from a productivity point of view in my case) would have less vertical pixels. Since I'll be using the monitor for sofware development related work as well, I decided I would prefer this one. Besides that, it looks very stylish on my desk :-). Other than that, I must admit, this is my home monitor and gaming will be one of it's main purposes ;-).

I updated 2 games so far: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (which worked surprisingly well in 21:9) as well as the new MMO Wildstar (which also works well in 21:9). I would consider my backlog of games to be rather large, so if anyone has any requests in terms of testing for 21:9, feel free to ask.

I also have one request for the editors of the website: could the resolution of 3440x1440 be added to the 'tested resolutions' section when updating a game? Currently there's only 2560x1080. I'll try to test games in that resolution as well, but as you might imagine I won't play using that resolution all to often ;-)

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Welcome, and congrats on the new monitor. I've been looking at one. Where did you get it, and how much did it cost?


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PostPosted: 07 Jun 2014, 14:49 
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skipclarke wrote:
Welcome, and congrats on the new monitor. I've been looking at one. Where did you get it, and how much did it cost?


I live in the Netherlands, and ordered it here (dutch store). Price: €999. Not cheap (over $1300), but in general US price in $ = Europe price in €, so we're used to that here ;-). Prices go down to around €900 here in the Netherlands though, but no one has any stock. The store I bought it at finally got some pieces in, I believe last Thursday, but they're out of stock again as well (so I guess they didn't receive that many). In general, stock still appears to be very sparse here in Europe.


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PostPosted: 07 Jun 2014, 16:37 
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It's only up for pre-order here. Amazon has it for $999. Can't wait until it releases.


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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2014, 00:40 
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skipclarke wrote:
It's only up for pre-order here. Amazon has it for $999. Can't wait until it releases.

Yeah the MSRP appears to be $999 in the US and €999 in Europe. Stock has been rather strange here; some pieces have appeared here and then but very sparsely, and in general stores just don't have stock. I've been eyeballing stock for around 10 stores for weeks now ;-). Sometimes when I wait for a product it might take a while, but then some container ship comes in and everyone appears to be getting stock.


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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2014, 03:03 
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I've been looking at this monitor as well but the problem I have with it is it's actually too wide for my desk and setup.

I couldn't use this and still have any of my current monitors still fit on my desk.

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If you are in the UK, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-106-LG. Waiting for their business team to get back to me as I'm Vat reg'd, soon as that is sorted I'm ordering :thumbup:

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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2014, 16:43 
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RadioActiveLobster wrote:
I've been looking at this monitor as well but the problem I have with it is it's actually too wide for my desk and setup.

I couldn't use this and still have any of my current monitors still fit on my desk.

Luckily I'm fortunate in the sense that my girlfriend allowed me to place a huge desk in the living room:
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PostPosted: 09 Jun 2014, 16:29 
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I have a 21:9 2560x1080 AOC monitor and am over the moon with it, the extra AR feels like it adding something without feeling like it's overly taxing the GPU.

That being said, since Mixed res Eyefinity is here, I'm hoping to put another 1080p monitors on the side, in addition to the one I have, just for kicks :D


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PostPosted: 10 Jun 2014, 02:33 
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Newegg has it in stock but $1100. Still debating on this. Would really hate to get this and then an equivalent that handles gsync or amd's like program comes out two months later.


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