[Owners club] Acer Predator X34 G-sync monitor

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by kot0005, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. [AOB]TommO

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    I believe there's no bad time to buy this monitor - I've had mine for almost 12 months and am still mind blown. Even if there's a replacement for it in say the next 12 months, no way it'll be anywhere near $1200 (assuming feature / spec parity , ie IPS)
     
  2. jET_M@X

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    Going to have to decide between x34 and rog swift pg348q.
     
  3. motion2082

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    I have to agree with Tommo

    I will say the DP logo, lack of swivel, poor osd and 100hz make this just short of perfect. BF4 is sick though, ranked 4th most gamesvpaired with 1080ti
     
  4. thecondor

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    I have had both and only different with the Asus is build quality.

    But the predator is a awesome screen also.

    What ever way you go you will not be disappointed.
     
  5. Splintwhisky

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    Is this a good monitor for someone who likes RPG's racing sims and occasional FPS games? I still cant decided between a 16.9 1440p high refresh rate or one of these.

    Does the black bars cause enough of a problem? and do people think this is the next step in monitor standards or is it just going to jump to 4k?
     
  6. thecondor

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    For me I prefer the UW screen. The UW gets 100hz so thats enough for me. I play all types of games. Although I do not play competitive FPS games like counter strike and what not.

    And even 1080ti struggle to push 60frames in most games at 4K still I still think we are a while away before everyone is gaming at 4k.
     
  7. jET_M@X

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    Looks like the rog swift pg348q is a go.
     
  8. thecondor

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    Yep amazing screen.

    Still need a better stand for it, the stock one takes up so much bloody room.
     
  9. Bertross

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    yup Volta will be the next goal towards 144hz 4k gaming.
     
  10. Deano_20802

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    We need a big jump in GPU performance for 100Hz 4k gaming, but high Hz needs a beastly CPU paired with fast RAM and fast communication network (Ring / Mesh / IF etc.) to complement it too.

    I can understand why most games will be aiming for 60Hz 4k or worse 30Hz 4k (thanks consoles). It's the opposite of what I want though, 1440p 120Hz > 4k 60Hz for me.
     
  11. donkey33

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    Ebay at $1,236 now.

    I've been thinking about this for 6 months now but I think it's the UW aspect that is appealing compared to gaming as I'm only a casual gamer.

    PC has a GTX 1080 in it so should be enough to drive this thing but is it a waste of money if I don't play any FPS at all? PC gaming to me is really only strategy titles/city builders/XCOM.

    Am I wasting my money on something like this where a 60hz UW would be sufficient for those types of games?
     
  12. jET_M@X

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    Lol just my luck... day after I bought my rog swift ple had an ex display model for sale at $1180. Missed out on it ><.... ah well still a good monitor.
     
  13. dcyloo

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  15. WallySimmonds

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    Yeah, I've had mine since the middle of the year and no regrets - one of the best monitors on the market imo. BLB is pretty bad (worse than my Dell, actually) but I hardly notice it really.

    One question - what are people using for the monitor stand? I'm about to purchase a new desk and figure it's probably a good time to take a look at the stand situation as well as the standard stand takes up way to much room (the Dell was much better in this regard).
     
  16. M4g3X0r

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    Found this one online which will easily be able to accommodate for it: https://www.megabuy.com.au/startech-desktop-monitor-stand-with-cable-hook-p582760.html

    I've got a $40 eBay adjustable desk mount coming so I'll try that out first before buying the stand alone stand.
     
  17. AEKaBeer

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    Has anyone tried mounting one of these on a Dell u3011 stand? It looks like a standard 100mm vesa config and can certainly handle the weight I'm just not sure if it will be OK for forwards/backwards balance.

    My initial plan was to get an ergotech arm but they can't be set up on a glass desk so I'm looking for a stand that will save space and give a decent range of motion.
     
  18. sickbunny

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    I’ve got mine mounted to a U2711 stand and it’s perfectly fine.
     
  19. AEKaBeer

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    Awesome thanks sickbunny. I'm a little too paranoid to mount to anything smaller than a 30" stand but it gives me options knowing it will work.
     
  20. Benno1988

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    I have mine mounted to a articulated arm clamped to the desk (well, the Asus version).

    Works a treat.
     

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