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[Amazon.ca] LG 32GK650F-B 32" QHD Gaming Monitor with 144Hz Refresh Rate and Radeon FreeSync Technology $389

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[Amazon.ca] LG 32GK650F-B 32" QHD Gaming Monitor with 144Hz Refresh Rate and Radeon FreeSync Technology $389

https://www.amazon.ca/LG-32GK650F-B-Mon ... B07FLGR2PN
Same price at newegg but they are charging $10 for shipping.
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16824025915
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Looks nice, good pixel/size ratio, good specs and well-reviewed, but I'd ask $320 before I consider it a good deal. Seems more the price point for a deal on a 4K near $400.
4K 144hz? Not only do you need an insane setup, those cost significantly more. You can get price down more by pming at memory express.
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haque243 wrote: 4K 144hz? Not only do you need an insane setup, those cost significantly more. You can get price down more by pming at memory express.
Fair, and my system can't support 144Hz at 4K either, but I wouldn't buy it for that combined use case.

The 144Hz responsiveness profile would be for gaming at 1080p, and the 4K profile would be nice for regular/media usage at lower refresh rates. It's pretty easy to switch between them and still get basically the best of both worlds.

I just think the price on this monitor is a bit high to consider it a good deal is all.

I've also fallen for having a curved main panel (broke mine, looking for a replacement 27"-32"), so I've a bit of bias there too.
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I have this monitor and unless your running dual 1080ti your not going to hit 144hZ on this monitor at highest settings in most of today's game. I have 1 1080 ti and it's just hitting between 80-100fps on max settings. My friends got dual 1080ti and game that support sli will hit 144hz but some have issues. It's a nice monitor ,but honestly I won't even bother with a 4k monitor unless you got duel 2080 ti . I have another buddy who's got one and it only drives it to 60to90fps on most modern game and even then don't get started with ray tracing that's a. While other ball game.

As for the monitor itself it's a good montior I love it
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I'm looking for 43" 4K tv as a monitor. I'm using now a 32" 1080 Samsung monitor, but needs bigger for the new job. I'm considering 43" Toshiba fireTV. Better ideas?
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prodacc wrote: Looks nice, good pixel/size ratio, good specs and well-reviewed, but I'd ask $320 before I consider it a good deal. Seems more the price point for a deal on a 4K near $400.
haque243 wrote: 4K 144hz? Not only do you need an insane setup, those cost significantly more. You can get price down more by pming at memory express.
Like he said, I would delete/edit this misleading comment if I were you
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zemonti wrote: I'm looking for 43" 4K tv as a monitor. I'm using now a 32" 1080 Samsung monitor, but needs bigger for the new job. I'm considering 43" Toshiba fireTV. Better ideas?
There's several threads around about 40-50" TVs...

help-me-choose-my-next-43-smart-tv-2335989/
budget-tv-deals-500-2331807
costco-tcl-50-65-back-stock-online-2335974/

Granted those threads are more "TV oriented" than specifically for PC/gaming use but many TVs are pretty good at doing both while not being too expensive. Note that you aren't going to be able to get FreeSync unless you buy a pricey higher-end Samsung TV though. Also any low-end and mid-range 4K TVs, are basically guaranteed to be 60Hz panels.

Toshiba FireTV is not a great choice either TBH. Your best bet for cheap, 43", 4K, and good for gaming/PC use is, IMO, TCL 4-series. 5-series is an even better TV but you can't buy it here (also strangely the S525s are not accepting 1440p input whereas the S425s do it fine).

If your use does not involve much use for TV purposes (video, movies) you should also consider the 43UM7300:
lg-43um7300-43-4k-ips-tv-2019-discussio ... e-2297655/

Personally while I think that TV too expensive for what it is (goes for around $400 these days) it would be better for things like photo work and more "professional" type stuff. It's not that good as a TV due to being IPS but compared to the 4-series it is definitely brighter while having much worse contrast (IPS sucks for that); the rest of the performance is nearly the same between the two. For ~$100 more I don't think it's worth it unless you really value the better viewing angle of IPS; the better brightness; and slightly better colour accuracy (NB: Neither of these has WCG).
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alicklee wrote: I have this monitor and unless your running dual 1080ti your not going to hit 144hZ on this monitor at highest settings in most of today's game. I have 1 1080 ti and it's just hitting between 80-100fps on max settings. My friends got dual 1080ti and game that support sli will hit 144hz but some have issues. It's a nice monitor ,but honestly I won't even bother with a 4k monitor unless you got duel 2080 ti . I have another buddy who's got one and it only drives it to 60to90fps on most modern game and even then don't get started with ray tracing that's a. While other ball game.

As for the monitor itself it's a good montior I love it

This. Have been saying this for ages as people run out and spend a lot on 3440x1440 120/144hz panels.

Even at 2560x1080 with a 2080 super, I max out at around 80fps playing Borderlands 3 with the "Badass" settings (one above Ultra). Around 90 on Ultra.

On my 3440x1440, about 20fps less then the above. Panel tech is way ahead of GPU tech. That's why when you see online reviews testing if 144hz makes a diff over say, 60Hz, they are running CS:GO, which is hardly demanding.

Everyone balks at playing at 1920x1080p or the equivalent PPI (2560x1080 etc), but it is the only way to get closer to 144fps across a wide margin of games in a realistic and practical money sense with current GPUs in market -yes even a single 2080ti.

I would love anyone to show me a current AAA game (Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Borderlands 3, The Outerworlds etc) running close to 120/144hz (fps) with max settings at 3440x1440.
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I think this monitor is great. Same DPI as a 23" 1080p monitor, great stand with USB hub feature (at least the 850f has it, not positive about 650f).

There's freesync so even if your game doesn't run at 144hz all the time, it still looks nice. And you don't have to Max all settings, do you? Some settings, the quality improvement vs fps decrease ratio is just not worth it. But the quality improvement of a higher number of pixels is definitely noticible.

You could also output an easier to drive ultra wide 1080p resolution to the monitor and get some extra fpses while also getting the immersive ultra wide experience. It's cheaper to do this than to get an actual ultra wide monitor with the same DPI by the way.
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***damn Ngreedia version is $200 more, FML...why did i buy a gsync monitor. RIP.
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I bought this monitor last week for 430 taxes in from Canada computers. It works perfectly fine with nvidia gsync. 144hz no issues at all.
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Josecc wrote: ***damn Ngreedia version is $200 more, FML...why did i buy a gsync monitor. RIP.
Nvidia now has a list of compatible FreeSync monitors. This one is compatible with gsync.
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Most people don't chase 144hz on max settings. On competitive fps scenes they play on minimum settings and it's easy to get 144hz in games like Overwatch.
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LG warranties keep me away. They clearly don't trust the longevity of their products (cheaply made?).
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I posted http://forums.redflagdeals.com/mikes-co ... #p31844217 about 2 weeks ago, cost me about 460 ship and tax in from mikes computer shop.

So far I'm loving it, but make sure you know how much 32 inch is, it's a noticeably bigger than a regular 27inch.

The ratings for gaming is pretty good. I would only buy it for gaming though, not for a typical office monitor.
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plangevin wrote: I was about to buy the monitor OP mentioned but is this a better deal?

35 bucks I say yes. the color is better on the 850 from what I've been reading in various threads. it was 399 for a while at staples etc not long ago but that deal has come and gone.

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almasyseifer wrote: Like he said, I would delete/edit this misleading comment if I were you
Which misleading comment and where was the error? I deleted mine because I'm generally less in touch with 4K monitor pricing, so guessed it was mine. Open to feedback on what I missed.

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