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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2016, 07:18 
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My machine is a Core i5 3.4GHZ, 16GB Ram, Single GTX 780.

I have two of the Korean X-Star DP2710 IPS monitors running at 5120x1440 and it's awesome for general productivity but gaming on this setup is frustrating because the center bezel causes me to go cross-eyed when playing games.

I'm not sure I have space for a third X-Star monitor, and from what I've read they aren't good for gaming.

I'm looking at what I should do to improve the monitor setup. I do design for a living and do mid-to-high end gaming in my free time. (Doesn't need to be ultra++ settings, mostly stuff like WoW and Diablo - will look to get a Pascal card when they come out.)

What's the best bang for my buck?

I'm open to a multi-monitor setup, or a single ultra-wide monitor.

Was looking at the Dell U3415W initially - would be open to any thoughts. :onethumb:


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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2016, 22:18 
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I run a large multi-monitor setup and I've been thinking of going one large 4K monitor. Specifically the 49" Wasabi Mango with Freesync. I'm thinking that I can utilize 3840x2160 in desktop and run 3840x1620 in game for ultra-widescreen gaming.

It will be easier for my aging videocard (similar to yours in power actually) and maybe make my setup less complicated. Not sure though. I do really like my 4x30"rs.

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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2016, 23:04 
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I love 34" ultrawide, and prefer it over triple. I've been using the Dell for a while and really like it.


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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2016, 12:22 
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It's weird to associate Dell with the best bang for your buck :lol: but yeah, any 34" 3440x1440 panel should do.
Physical size difference with one of your current monitors:
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Another option would be 4K on the cheap, I like my BDM4065UC and the endless possibilities of custom resolutions (3840x1600 FTW)... but I don't do design and I prefer 3x24" Surround for gaming anyway. Since you're used to dual-widescreen, going Ultrawide might be a safer bet.


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