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Newegg.com has 34" MSI Optix MAG341CQ 3440x1440 100Hz FreeSync Curved Gaming Monitor for $399.99 - $70 w/ promo code M48HRMD259 = $329.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Resolution: UWQHD 3440 x 1440
  • Refresh Rate: 100Hz
  • Response Time: 8ms (GTG)
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Viewing Angle: 178°/178° (Vertical/Horizontal)
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 / 100000000:1 (Dynamic)
    • Inputs
      • 1x DVI
      • 1x HDMI
      • 1x DisplayPort

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Newegg has MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34" UWQHD 3440 x 1440 2K 100Hz DisplayPort HDMI DVI AMD FreeSync Anti-Flicker UltraWide Anti-Glare Backlit LED Curved Gaming Monitor on sale for $329.99 after code.

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I have had this monitor for a very long time. Surprised it is still made. I will say that it is fantastic. I have it next to an IPS 60hz 4K, and prefer this all day long (FYI...color calibrate my monitors with hardware). VA panel contrast is just so good when I compare them side by side. The stand is actually better than most static stands you would see, but VESA requires an adapter that was not included (You can 3D print the adapter [thingiverse.com]). Can you find better, probably, but you will pay for it. You also have to ask yourself if you want to support MSI after their video card controversy (Web search if you are not familiar).

As far as needing more than 100 FPS(Hz)...I can't personally tell a difference between the 2K 144Hz IPS I have (different computer) and this MSI. Also, to get 144 you need a very high end graphics card for most modern games, and good luck with that right now. I am sporting a Radeon 6800 (PowerColor Fighter) on one computer, and an RTX 3070 (MSI Gaming X Trio) on another. Something like Overwatch, or an older game, I can hit 144 with ease, but Cyberpunk 2077...no way.

To me 100 fps is the sweet spot for graphics with good frames. Also, to add a note that is kind of separate from this as many of you may also be looking at a graphics card. I will say that the 6800 flat out spanks the 3070. Not even close. The only time the 3070 does as good or better is with ray tracing. The percentage hit is much harder on the AMD card than the 3070, but I mainly notice reflections only when running RTX, so typically only turn that on for the few games I have that take advantage of that.

Edit: FYI..If you have an issue buying from a company like MSI, urlhasbeenblocked (an American company I believe) makes good monitors for a good price. I have a similar monitor from them as this MSI. It looks just as good, but did take more calibration to get the color right. I think they also have a no dead pixel policy and 3 year warranty. I did email them some questions before I purchased the monitor, and they responded within an hour. So thumbs up to their support.

Edit 2: Read Newegg's return/exchange policy before buying from them. I like to buy from them, but their monitor exchanges (bad pixels, etc.) are very strict. My 4K IPS has one dead pixel right in the middle, and am stuck with it.

Edit: 3: Blind Hz testing. Can you really tell the difference?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pI1LLVPdSs
Depends on what games you like to play and what hardware you own. Anything graphics-intensive probably isn't getting over 100fps at ultra-wide 1440p anyway.

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100Hz is *Thumbs down* 144Hz should be standard.
Depends on what games you like to play and what hardware you own. Anything graphics-intensive probably isn't getting over 100fps at ultra-wide 1440p anyway.
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100Hz is *Thumbs down* 144Hz should be standard.
Oh yeah, and an IPS panel too. And under $300. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Crazy

Just for comparison: If I am not mistaken, a comparable LG is currently on sale for $400 @ Costco.
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https://youtu.be/0Zae9XfNKmY unboxing/review from years ago when I bought it
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I have had this monitor for a very long time. Surprised it is still made. I will say that it is fantastic. I have it next to an IPS 60hz 4K, and prefer this all day long (FYI...color calibrate my monitors with hardware). VA panel contrast is just so good when I compare them side by side. The stand is actually better than most static stands you would see, but VESA requires an adapter that was not included (You can 3D print the adapter [thingiverse.com]). Can you find better, probably, but you will pay for it. You also have to ask yourself if you want to support MSI after their video card controversy (Web search if you are not familiar).

As far as needing more than 100 FPS(Hz)...I can't personally tell a difference between the 2K 144Hz IPS I have (different computer) and this MSI. Also, to get 144 you need a very high end graphics card for most modern games, and good luck with that right now. I am sporting a Radeon 6800 (PowerColor Fighter) on one computer, and an RTX 3070 (MSI Gaming X Trio) on another. Something like Overwatch, or an older game, I can hit 144 with ease, but Cyberpunk 2077...no way.

To me 100 fps is the sweet spot for graphics with good frames. Also, to add a note that is kind of separate from this as many of you may also be looking at a graphics card. I will say that the 6800 flat out spanks the 3070. Not even close. The only time the 3070 does as good or better is with ray tracing. The percentage hit is much harder on the AMD card than the 3070, but I mainly notice reflections only when running RTX, so typically only turn that on for the few games I have that take advantage of that.

Edit: FYI..If you have an issue buying from a company like MSI, urlhasbeenblocked (an American company I believe) makes good monitors for a good price. I have a similar monitor from them as this MSI. It looks just as good, but did take more calibration to get the color right. I think they also have a no dead pixel policy and 3 year warranty. I did email them some questions before I purchased the monitor, and they responded within an hour. So thumbs up to their support.

Edit 2: Read Newegg's return/exchange policy before buying from them. I like to buy from them, but their monitor exchanges (bad pixels, etc.) are very strict. My 4K IPS has one dead pixel right in the middle, and am stuck with it.

Edit: 3: Blind Hz testing. Can you really tell the difference?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pI1LLVPdSs
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I think it's pretty good 60fps to 100fps will be a larger difference than 100 to 144. Particularly if you don't have a super high end GPU, hitting 100fps at 3440x1440 is pretty difficult already.
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I have had this monitor for a very long time. Surprised it is still made. I will say that it is fantastic. I have it next to an IPS 60hz 4K, and prefer this all day long (FYI...color calibrate my monitors with hardware). VA panel contrast is just so good when I compare them side by side. The stand is actually better than most static stands you would see, but VESA requires an adapter that was not included (You can 3D print the adapter [thingiverse.com]). Can you find better, probably, but you will pay for it. You also have to ask yourself if you want to support MSI after their video card controversy (Web search if you are not familiar).

As far as needing more than 100 FPS(Hz)...I can't personally tell a difference between the 2K 144Hz IPS I have (different computer) and this MSI. Also, to get 144 you need a very high end graphics card for most modern games, and good luck with that right now. I am sporting a Radeon 6800 (PowerColor Fighter) on one computer, and an RTX 3070 (MSI Gaming X Trio) on another. Something like Overwatch, or an older game, I can hit 144 with ease, but Cyberpunk 2077...no way.

To me 100 fps is the sweet spot for graphics with good frames. Also, to add a note that is kind of separate from this as many of you may also be looking at a graphics card. I will say that the 6800 flat out spanks the 3070. Not even close. The only time the 3070 does as good or better is with ray tracing. The percentage hit is much harder on the AMD card than the 3070, but I mainly notice reflections only when running RTX, so typically only turn that on for the few games I have that take advantage of that.

Edit: FYI..If you have an issue buying from a company like MSI, urlhasbeenblocked (an American company I believe) makes good monitors for a good price. I have a similar monitor from them as this MSI. It looks just as good, but did take more calibration to get the color right. I think they also have a no dead pixel policy and 3 year warranty. I did email them some questions before I purchased the monitor, and they responded within an hour. So thumbs up to their support.

Edit 2: Read Newegg's return/exchange policy before buying from them. I like to buy from them, but their monitor exchanges (bad pixels, etc.) are very strict. My 4K IPS has one dead pixel right in the middle, and am stuck with it.

Edit: 3: Blind Hz testing. Can you really tell the difference?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pI1LLVPdSs
I'm assuming you're referencing Vio-tek
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I'm assuming you're referencing Vio-tek
I figured he was referencing Westinghouse. I have a similar monitor from them.
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Depends on what games you like to play and what hardware you own. Anything graphics-intensive probably isn't getting over 100fps at ultra-wide 1440p anyway.
For ultra wide, at this res, that refresh is perfect. I had the original Alienware ultra wide which at that time was not true 120, and only certain ones would hold a 120 overclock. Mine would not. So I used it at 110 and I came from 144 and I'm telling you now I couldn't tell the difference, neither could any of my friends. Also, most people using ultra wides aren't competitive gaming. It's for immersive gaming.
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