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Acer X34 Predator 34" IPS Curved Gaming Monitor - $1139.20 @ Shopping-Express-Clearance eBay ($1140 @ Futu_online)

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21:9 Aspect ratio Ultrawide monitor featuring 3440x1440 resolution with 100HZ (Overclock) G-Sync.

Arguably one of the best gaming monitors out there, combining that sweet ultrawide experience with a high resolution and refresh rate

$1140 at Futu
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-Predator-X34-34-LED-LCD-Cur...

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  • +1 vote

    Just a note, it can be overclocked to UP TO 100HZ, there are reports of some screens only being able to reach 90hz without issues. I also thought there was some issue with the colour or lighting with this screen??

    • +2 votes

      I beleive there were issues with the overcloaking when this screen orignally came out but the later models have no problem overcloaking above 100Hz. Additionally with the earlier models, you auctually had to "overcloak" but the newer models/firmware, it is litrally just an option in the menu like contract and brightness.

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        Oh I thought they were only fixed in the new model - the X34P

        • +5 votes

          They did firmware updates to the old one aswell. They did a 2nd generation production lot using the same model number that fixed alot of the early concerns. I've had the X34 for almost 2 years (Aug 16 manufacture date) and have no problems getting 100Hz.

          In terms of panel colour problems, I believe alot of users do experiance low to mid level light bleed at the edges. However, you must put this into context, light bleed at the edge is really only noticable when the screen is straight black. This is not a panel for graphic artists, its for gamers.

        • +1 vote

          @Coley: Thanks for clarifying Coley!

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      Dont think its worth buying a monitor from ebay tho if its such an expensive one. Maybe Futu but I don't trust the rest.

      Out of all out pc components, the monitor is the only thing you stare at all the time. Any small pixel problems or later issues can be very frustrating. Best to buy one at a deal from a decent seller with a good warranty policy like PC Case Gear or maybe Futu.

      As for this particular model, hold off on it. The new 200hz HDR G Sync IPS are coming soon. This is just the transition phase and not worth so far into its lifecycle.

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        I suspect there's some sort of relationship between Futu and Shopping Express, they're located at 6B and 6D, 69 O'Riordan and often have the same items at the same price

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          It has been known for a long time that Futu_Online = Shopping Express = Kai Seng Computer Solution = Academic IT Market

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    Any personal experience gaming ultrawide curved screen? Whether top-down strategy/shooters/racing? So tempted to use this as basis for the next build

    • +4 votes

      It's great. The extra field of view is awesome for FPS, strategy etc.

      1440p vertical res is also good, that is about the lowest you should go on a monitor this large. Looking at the desktop on a 1080p this large is terrible once you use a 1440p regularly.

      Remember the higher the res, the higher spec graphics card required to support it. The added cost to your gaming system is not just the cost of the screen.

    • +1 vote

      First person perspctive gameing is sometimes better sometimes worse than 1440 16:9 depending on FOV eg. Overwatch not as good

      Racing is improved.

      Top down I don't play much but I guess it's just having more view horizontally so better.

    • +2 votes

      I originally had a 34" Flat panel 2560x1080 ultrawide, never looked back to 16:9 1080p.

      Now rocking a 34" curved 3440x1440 ultrawide, never looked back to 21:9 2560x1080.

      That wider field of view is just stunning and much more immersive. The curve is good depending how far your sitting away from it, if your close it will help a bit so the edges of the monitor don't slip out of your field of view.

      But of course it comes at a price.. need a powerful enough GPU.
      I'd say a GTX 1060 is good for 2560x1080

      GTX 1070 as a minimum for 3440x1440

      Can always play some of the more demanding games at the equivalent 16:9 res with black bars on the side. E.g. 1920x1080 (2560x1080 monitor) or 2560x1440 (3440x1440 monitor) But that kinda defeats the purpose

  • -2 votes

    I read it as x34p :( You just shit on my rainbow.

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    I run it at 90hz, for me it was unstable at 100hz. Happy with it none the less.

    Note that the x34p I believe will replace this model, which has 100hz native and an overclock to 120hz.
    It also has a joystick rather than buttons to navigate menus, its also somewhat more expensive. ($1699 @ PCCG)

    To the note above, I get some backlight bleed, which is only really apparent on dark games, but Im usually playing something bright and colourful so it is beautiful..

  • +1 vote

    What makes this a deal apart from just being part of the eBay 20% off sale?

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      PCCG has it for $1300 all year round, shame these guys price jack for the eBay sales. PayPal/eBay would do wonders for their PR if they penalised this practice.

      Edit: SE also has it on their normal website for 1199…..

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    Got the same monitor almost 2 years ago for $1550. This is a great price for a great gaming monitor.

  • -3 votes

    That's quite a large monitor, I don't understand why people buy such huge monitors to be honest.

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      Hardcore sim gamers e.g flight sims for one. Wish i had this lol

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      It fills your vision which is nice.

    • +2 votes

      There are alot of reasons actually, but if you can't think of any then its pobabley not for you.

      • +1 vote

        This is the right response. If having a super-wide display doesn't already appeal to you, then we can't explain why it's so good. Needless to say, I will buy one of these as soon as I can justify the expense.

        My biggest complaint with these screens is the size of the stand - it's huge, and takes up half the depth of your desk. Thankfully they have a VESA mount.

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      I feel terrrrible for this, but i had the same size monitor (dell u3415w) and fuken love it! I loved it so much I've decided to buy this bad boy to replace it for gsync… and now i'll sell the dell.

      I will say this monitor is is great for work and play. For work you can get 3 windows side by side, but 2 windows side by side works and fits so much better and for games, it's beautiful.

      Don't think I'll ever go back to a 16:9 monitor at home again.

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        I’ve got the Dell U3415W as well. Not sure I can justify getting this monitor for 40Hz… Do you recommend the upgrade or should I wait for the next generation of monitors?

        • +1 vote

          I'm in the same boat guys,

          I've got a Samsung (cant remember model) 34" 3440x1440 curved 60hz. Its fantastic.

          It's not just about the extra 40hz though, its GSYNC. To have that smoother image when you drop frames.

          But that being said, I need the GPU horsepower to hit that 100fps to make use of the high refresh rate.

          Currently the GTX 1070 I have isn't cutting the cheese, so I got a 1080 today. Going to see how it goes, but from my guess still not enough to get 60fps consistent on every game at ultra.

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          It's on the truck arrives Monday. But yeah, your point is why I feel terrible. It definitely feels like a very expensive 'over-indulgence' thing. Ultimately this upgrade will cost me about $400 after i sell the Dell for ~$650-750.

          The selling factors were 100hz and G-Sync, and I've been eyeing off this monitor since release. I kinda just got over 'wanting it' and pulled the trigger finally.

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          @patrioticpickle: Yeah, but the advantage of GSync is when you do drop, it's a lot smoother and general responsiveness is faster as well. G2G is much quicker as in input lag.

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      Have you tried one Basimx?

      Worth a go, I reckon you'll be impressed.

      A 34" 21:9 Ultrawide such as this X34 is the same height as a 27" standard 16:9 monitor. It's just wider which can add an increased field of view and immersion to games.

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    I recommend getting a counterbalanced monitor arm for these to free up desk space and get it to a good height.

    Think I paid $1299 + $42 shipping.

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    I bought this 2 days ago with the extra shop back 5% special. Get in quick today today and pair this with shopback 5.4% off!!!

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      shopback is over

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        Damn. That was an extra $65 off, making this deal a steal imo. I got the extra 5% which i was pretty happy with.

  • +1 vote

    Just finished Far Cry 5 and Dead Space on this screen.

    Dead Space (with volume and bass extremely loud) was one of the best gaming experiences ever and I have owned a HTC Vive.

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    The ultrawide monitor is fantastic for multitasking. I am really happy with my monitor, but I may have to sell it soon.

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    does this make the milk fridge look better?

  • +1 vote

    So multi monitor setup or this one monitor? Do old games struggle displaying properly on these?

    • +1 vote

      I used to run a 27" Acer Predator with a separate 24" screen for multitasking, replaced both with the X34. For me, the single 21:9 display is heaps better.

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        I disagree. Personally having 2 27inch 1440p is superior for work than one 34inch ultrawide (I have AW3418DW). One of the common complaints with widescreens is that you end up centering pretty much everything instinctively and don't use the outer edges. This of course is up to the user but all my colleagues have the same issue and I suspect most users do. I just hooked up a second monitor and it makes a huge difference.

        There is a lot more screen space with 2 1440p monitors as well. Having said that I cant recommend an ultrawide enough, once you play at 3440x1440 at 120hz you simply cant go back!

        Some games have issues with widescreen, mostly it's just menus and cinematics though. Farcry 5 has terrible widescreen support any time you bring up a menu or even binoculars :(

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          The only thing I second guess when looking at buying a widescreen is how well I can see from edge to edge of the monitor, especially in FPS games like PUBG where you're looking for tiny bits of movement at long distance in big open map.

          Other than that I think my 1080 should run all current games at a decent setting with the screen I hope.

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          I've just changed my habits to suit. Most of my use is on the web or gaming. I always have 2 browser windows side by side now because most websites are so poorly optimised for 16:9, let alone 21:9 displays.

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    Very tempting but just can't justify 1k+ for a pc monitor