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good day... i'm having a hard time choosing a new monitor for wot as my current monitor is slowly dying on me... an lg 23" ips monitor (lg ips234v)... so i'm playing wot on this at full hd resolution (1920 x 1080) 16:9 aspect ratio... my dilemma is choosing between a 16:9 monitor or a 21:9 one...


fhd - full hd 1920 x 1080 16:9 ar

qhd - quad hd 2560 x 1440 16:9 ar

uw - ultrawide 2560 x 1080 21:9 ar


choices are:

1. 32" philips BD3201FD IPS (full hd 1920 x 1080 16:9 ar) - $ 268.54

2. 29" lg 29um58 IPS (ultrawide 2560 x 1080 21:9 ar) - $ 284.28

3. 27" infini m7 (quad hd 2560 x 1440 16:9 ar 144hz refresh rate) - $ 306.90 (i guess this is a korean brand?)

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i have also checked an lg 34" lg 34um58 ultrawide 21:9 ar 2560 x 1080 monitor but did not include it on the list because the price is way over my budget... it's $ 403.30

2560 x 1440 reso monitors are out of the budget...


my cpu is an intel core i5 3450 and gpu is an amd radeon hd 7950 on a 16 gb system memory... it's an old pc... i think 2012 or 2013


any visual images for comparison with 32" 16:9 vs 29" 21:9?... 

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so a 32" full hd will suffice?... because currently i am running full hd on my 23" led ips monitor fine (max settings too i think)... and i did not include it on the list but there is also a 32" full hd monitor with 144hz refresh rate but its tn panel and not ips... but with a 21:9 ar monitor... i'm also thinking of the added view from it versus what you can see if you're using a 16:9 ar monitor... but i'm only limited to 29" 21:9 ultrawide (2560 x 1080) because of budget constraints...

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  • 1 month later...

a bit of a late update: just got an lg 23" 23mp68 (amd freesync)... got into some bad luck... as early december 2017... my main ssd drive (240gb) suddenly broke down... so funds for the monitor got diverted in getting a 2tb hdd and a new monitor (and just using my spare 120gb ssd) ... maybe i'll just get a new rig done late 2018 - early 2019 and get a new bigger monitor then... 

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