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    [PC] Smiff's New Monitor

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    Smiff a2ND LT
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    So I've been looking around for some time and PAX was a great opportunity to get some "hands on" with what was available, including the Samsung C49HG90 49in QLED Ultra Widescreen 144Hz Gaming Monitor.
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    However..... Sadly, I don't have $2,400 to spend on a computer monitor. So where to from here....

    In the end it came down to budget and performance. $1000 was really, really pushing the edge of my budget and then the catch dot com deal on the lg 34uc79g-b 34" appeared. This monitors RRP is $1,349, I've seend it for $1,089 and was umming and arring at this price. Then Catch dot com had it for $780 3rd party sale from a NZ PC shop. BAM!!

    Specs:

    PANEL:
    • Screen Size: 34" Curved (87cm)
    • Panel Technology: IPS
    • Native Resolution: 2560 x 1080
    • Brightness: 250cd/m2 (Typ.), 200cd/m2 (Min.)
    • Contrast Ratio(Original): 1000:1(Typ.)
    • Response Time(GTG): 5ms(High), 1ms with Motion Blur Reduction
    • Viewing Angle (H x V): 178/178 (CR≥10)
    • Colour Depth: 8bits, 16.7M
    • Colour Gamut: NTSC 72%

    SPECIAL FEATURES :
    • Picture Mode,
    • PIP,
    • DDC/CI,
    • HDCP,
    • Response Time Control,
    • Freesync Game Mode,
    • DAS Mode,
    • Black Stabiliser,
    • 1ms Motion Blur Reduction,
    • Six Axis Control,
    • Reader Mode,
    • Super Resolution+,
    • Dual controller Stand,
    • 144Hz Refresh Rate,
    • Tilt -5º (Front) ~ 20º (Rear)

    So the big question is how does it look?

    Desk set-up:
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    PUBG:
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    Destiny 2
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    Initial thoughts?
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    So glad I've made the switch, the only caveat is it's expensive to do so, and I was lucky to get a hold of that Catch dot com deal.

    Now back to gaming!!! HOOAH!!
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    Posted Nov 8, 17 · OP · Last edited Nov 8, 17 by Smiff
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    Niiiiiiiiice Smiffle.
    I couldn't believe how much of a difference a quality monitor makes, like getting a new graphics card!
    Although 1440p FTW :)
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    Nice one Smiffy! I think you need more monitors though... :lol:
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    Very nice Smiff!! Love the screen comparisons! You're going to have a blast :)
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    Banicks SSGT
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    That monitor will be very pretty mate.
    I'm beginning to get more grey hairs than frags these days.
    Posted Nov 9, 17
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    Direct overlay comparison (with a few minor FOV and perfect alignment issues, but you get the point).

    1:
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    2:
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    Basically an extra 320 pixels either side :thumb:
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    Posted Nov 9, 17 · OP
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    Nice Smiff!! those comparisons!! holy crap what a difference. I should stop being scrub and put my 2nd monitor in already haha. just need a bit more desk space atm since the move, but seeing that has made me want it more now
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