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Oh to picking a monitor.. A few choices

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by OldBoyUK, 19 Sep 2020.

  1. OldBoyUK

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    Hey everyone

    Looking to get a second monitor that I want to use as my primary gaming monitor with my Dell SD2719DGF 27" becoming my second monitor to use for OBS, streaming chat etc.

    Like most, I am torn between several monitors and getting frustrated as after looking at some of the ones I like, a good read of some of the reviews and it seems to be a level of pot luck on whether the monitor you get will be decent off the factory line or a ball ache of back and forth because it has issues!

    I contemplated getting another SD27, but I am thinking I would like to try a different panel type and/or a different size. The type of games I play is a mix of city-building games, survival crafting games, occasional FPS, so a bit of a mix

    Budget is around £600 but flexible.. These are ones I am considering at the moment but welcome any thoughts on which of these would be better and/or will consider any other contenders I have overlooked

    • Samsung Odyssey G7 27"/32" - Seeing lots of GC issues on the forums so far, so hesitant to drop money on these
    • LG 27GL850-B - Contrast and the black uniformity is not so great
    • Dell S3220DF - Not sure about curved monitors, never used before. But it's a Dell and should look ok with my existing monitor
    • Dell SD2721DGF - Contrast and the black uniformity is not so great but should sit well with my existing monitor
    • Viewsonic Elite XG270GC - No HDR support

    Thanks in advance for any and all support and advice

    Help me Overclockers forum members, you're my only hope :)
     
  2. Xtadeus

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    Hi.

    No ultrawide 34 3440x1440 monitors to go a little big higher ?
     
  3. OldBoyUK

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    Ultrawide will probably be a bit big for the desk I have, but which did you have in mind so I can check it out?
     
  4. Xtadeus

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    Making researchs for myself as well, in your list, I like the Dell SD2721DGF and S3220DGF.

    As for th uw, my actual choices, after having compared all we can have on the market :

    - Gigabyte G34WQC (cheap but not enough reviews yet - it is gsync comp. compared to other low costs va UW)
    - LG 34GN850 (more expensive and I do not like their cs)
    - Dell Alienware AW3420DW (older and still expensive but dell garantie)

    I also like the 38 version :

    - LG 38GN850 (expensive and same for garantie)
    - NEW 38 Dell to be released, waiting

    For those last 2, when I see the price, I also consider the TV LG OLED CX 48.
     
  5. OldBoyUK

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    Looks like I'll be going for the SD2721DGF as it's currently on offer direct
     
  6. Xtadeus

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    It is an excellent choice. It has a very good price on dell France. But if you are not from France then maybe a bit more expensive