Question Monitor upgrade. A couple questions.

Hey all,

I'm highly considering upgrading my current monitor. I've recently got more into flight sims, so I'm looking for a larger screen. But trying to determine if the cost is actually worth it.

Currently using a Dell s2719dgf. It's a great monitor and I really do like it. For most games it works very well. But for flying I could use some more screen as there's a ton of stuff to display.

I've been looking at a couple, but would be open to further recommendations. Right now I've just been looking over the bestbuy website. It's close and I like the fact I could order and go pick it up. I dont necessarily have an issue shipping a monitor, but picking up is nice in case of issues/doa etc. But newegg, amazon, or any other seller would be fine. I'd like to keep the budget at or around the $400usd mark. This is one reason i haven't really been looking at ultrawide.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-32-led-curved-qhd-freesync-monitor-with-hdr/6375331.p?skuId=6375331

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/viewsonic-vx3258-2kc-mhd-32-led-curved-qhd-freesync-monitor-black/6241295.p?skuId=6241295

So the above 2 are the ones I'm currently eyeing. I'm leaning toward the Dell, as it has a ton more reviews. It's on sale for a solid price. Even off sale it's not bad. And it seems like it is very similar to my current monitor, only larger.

Here's where my questions begin. I know little about panel types and what is what. Both of the linked monitors are va and I believe my current one is also. Is ips or TN better? Is this something I should even be worrying about?

Response time. Current monitor is 1ms. The linked dell is 4 and viewsonic is 5. I'm only assuming lower is obviously better, but again is this a noticeable difference. Or something else I should really be concerned about.

HDR. The linked dell has it. Viewsonic does not. This is something else I dont really know what it does or if its something I should be looking for. Or what games actually support it. I'm sure my current sims don't (dcs and fsx) but I'm sure fs2020 probably will.

Is the linked dell a worthwhile upgrade? Anything better, but comparably priced? Should ultrawide be considered? And is it really worth the price premium?

My specs. I7-7700/16gb/rtx2080.

Still doing research but would love some input from some of you knowledgeable folks.

Small edit: still unsure what I will do with my current monitor. I may try to sell and recoup some cost. Its relatively new and in excellent shape, so should get a fair amount. I may also attempt dual monitor setup. That way I can have some monitoring apps open and such. But dont know if itll be too much stress on the system. The more power I dedicate to the game, the better, and I've never done a dual setup.
 
What about a 34" 21:9 aspect ratio ultra wide monitor?
I've certainly thought about them, but the prices were scaring me away. I've found a few within my budget. There's one aoc monitor on Amazon for 450, but its 1-2 months out on shipping. Seems to good to be true also, as on newegg and Walmart the same monitor is selling for 650 or more.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07ZB2TNZZ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There's a few others for under 500. I'll get some links for them to ask some opinions.

Is the cost premium worth it for the ultrawide monitors? I do know they'll be tougher on my rig, kinda like the jump to 4k.
 

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I've certainly thought about them, but the prices were scaring me away. I've found a few within my budget. There's one aoc monitor on Amazon for 450, but its 1-2 months out on shipping. Seems to good to be true also, as on newegg and Walmart the same monitor is selling for 650 or more.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07ZB2TNZZ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There's a few others for under 500. I'll get some links for them to ask some opinions.

Is the cost premium worth it for the ultrawide monitors? I do know they'll be tougher on my rig, kinda like the jump to 4k.
2,5 k (21/9 3440X1440) is a lot less pixels to push than 4k, so you dont have to upgrade the GPU so much to have good fps and they have come down in price. For a more panoramic simulator view/experience I'd go with that.
 
Starting to really think about this monitor, but dont know much about aoc.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07BMVNJZP/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Reviews seem solid except for one or two, which seem to be revised after a replacement. And its gsync which is nice.

Is this a good choice, or would there be a better option? Should I save up and buy a different brand? Is aoc a known/reputable brand?

This being a va panel vs my current tn should be better as far as color?

Would I even notice the difference in response time? 1ms vs 4ms? I'm guessing this is a negligible difference and basically unnoticeable unless you really know about displays?

The MSI looks solid also, but has some bad reviews mixed in. With brightness being a seemingly big deal.

Still largely debating ultrawide 34 vs standard 32. But ultrawide is starting to look better on all fronts except the wallet. Lol
 
I see GSync as a negative. That's going to lock you into Nvidia GPUs for the life of the monitor, whereas FreeSync/Gsync Compatible allows you to have an AMD or Nvidia GPU.
I currently have a 2080. Unless AMD actually starts competing in the high end gpu space, I dont see myself switching anytime soon. Will definitely say I'm interested in what the 5950xt or whatever it will be called will perform though. Competition is always a good thing!

My current monitor has freesync, and honestly other than seeing if it's gsync compatible(it is!) I've never left it on. I don't notice any issues without running it. So imo any adaptive sync technology is lost on me. Am I missing out? I have zero issues on any game I'm playing. And I play alot of games.
 
Some further research done. Some reviews, both consumer and written articles, and I THINK I've narrowed down my choices.

I've definitely decided on 3440x1440 ultrawide. 34"-35". These 2 fit the bill and check most boxes. Both have solid reviews. From here as well as displayninja.

The 35" is a gsync panel. $50 more than the 34. But still seems solid. Both are AOC, both have good warranties. They also seem very similar in size. 120hz vs 144hz, 1ms vs 4ms. Having a super hard time deciding!! Which of these would any of you choose??

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-CU34G2X-Frameless-Immersive-Adjustable/dp/B07ZB2TNZZ/ref=pd_cp_147_1/147-2353182-8359560?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07ZB2TNZZ&pd_rd_r=53343cb6-0343-4862-a71b-9e0347594c98&pd_rd_w=ToFRn&pd_rd_wg=6n7lo&pf_rd_p=592dc715-8438-4207-b7fa-4c7afdeb6112&pf_rd_r=ZDFBA5EAC6DMDNEV9F7C&refRID=ZDFBA5EAC6DMDNEV9F7C&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG352UCG6-Monitor-3440x1440-DisplayPort/dp/B07BMVNJZP/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ascsubtag=tomshardware-2849389924010655238-20&psc=1&ref_=ox_sc_act_image_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=georiot-us-default-20

Please help!
 
I believe the AG35 is an older VA panel. Has a lesser 2500:1 contrast, lower max refresh rate (FWIW), I believe slightly inferior color coverage, larger MPRT, higher price, etc etc. I just don't see what redeeming quality cancels all those shortcomings.
 
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Just checked on Amazon again as I was planning the purchase for midweek. And it's now gone. Well not gone, out of stock. Says no longer available from seller. It said a day or so ago, more were coming, so I'll keep checking back. As I was pretty sold on that monitor. Its available elsewhere, but its 650 bucks.

Gonna keep checking back on Amazon. Will back order if possible.
 

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