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Good Monitor that won't break the bank?

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MartyB    2

I'm looking for a new monitor to act as my main monitor (I am running a triple monitor setup), but all the new monitors I see that are geared towards gaming are $500+!! Any Recommendations for anything sub $300?

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lucwolfe    35


29 ultrawide




Make your favourite movies and game more immerse with this 29" LG UltraWide gaming monitor. With a 21:9 aspect ratio, this ultrawide monitor provides 2.4x the digital real estate of a conventional 16:9 monitor. It also has a 5ms response time, Game Mode, Screen Split, and 2 HDMI inputs so you can hook up multiple devices with ease.

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  • 29" LED Edge-lit LCD display with stunning 2560 x 1080 UltraWide Full HD resolution provides amazing image quality and detail, and enhances your widescreen HD gaming or multimedia experience
  • UltraWide 21:9 aspect ratio offers 2.4 times more room onscreen than 16:9 Full HD, so you have all the real estate you need to multitask effectively
  • Ultrafast 5ms response time minimizes lag to deliver smoother image transitions, so you can enjoy your videos and movies the way they were intended
  • IPS technology provides 178-degree wide viewing angles, giving you the ability to work with vivid clarity from multiple angles
  • Flicker-Safe practically eliminates the flick level, sparing your eyes from tiring and annoying flickers
  • Over 99% sRGB colour coverage means you see accurate colour expression onscreen to easily match real life hues
  • FreeSync technology eliminates tearing and stuttering during high-resolution gaming, allowing seamless and epic heavy-duty gameplay
  • Dynamic Action Sync mode minimizes input lag, allowing users to act instantly to their opponent without delay
  • Black Stabilizer automatically senses the darkest area and makes it brighter, ideal when hunting enemies prone to hiding in the shadows
  • Game Mode lets you customize the picture quality for various gaming genres and includes 3 preset modes, 2 FPS modes and 1 RTS
  • Height and tilt adjustable stand lets you create the perfect set up when spending long hours in front of the screen
  • Screen Split divides your open programs, allowing you to have multiple screens open at once and multitask to your heart's delight
  • Equipped with 2 HDMI input to let you connect multiple devices
  • Kensington lock slot protects your investment
  • Designed to meet ENERGY STAR standards, which is great for your wallet and the environment
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n00bxQb    3

Depends what you're using it for.


Competitive gaming - Definitely a 144 Hz monitor (provided you have a top-end rig that can push 144 FPS in the games you play)

Graphics/Video Editing - Definitely an 8-bit or 10-bit per pixel IPS or VA panel LCD screen (note: most cheaper IPS panels and basically all TN panels are 6-bit + FRC these days to try to emulate the colour gamut of an 8-bit; frame rate control can cause artifacts and other less-than-ideal effects).  Recommend 4K or 5K resolution, but much more expensive.

Casual gaming/general purpose - Most monitors these days are pretty good for general purpose unless you get a bargain-basement unit.  

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