Need a Second Opinion on What Monitor to Buy.

I've been using an old Asus VS228 since I first built my computer about 3 or so years ago and it's started going out on me lately so I figure it's about time I get a new display. Right now I'm looking in the $300 - $400 USD price range ( $450 after tax MAX) and can't seem to pin down what I think is the best feature to go for; 32" 2560 x 1440, 34" 21:9 ultra-wide, or a high refresh display. My current Asus is a 21" I believe and lately it just hasn't been cutting it for watching videos and I don't really have a place in my room to put a full size TV, but I've read that a 32" monitor can be overwhelming. This being my first time looking into buying a new monitor I'm just looking for some second opinions on what other people think is the best thing to look for when deciding what monitor to buy.
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  1. What are your system specs? That will determine if you should go with 1440p or 1080p and if you should look for gsync or freesycn.

    $450 will not get you a great ultrawide, you will need to spend more for a good ultra wide. But 450 will be you a very nice TN panel.

    If you have a Nvidia GPU, this would be a very good monitor.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009908

    Free sync is much cheaper than gsync, so if you have a AMD CPU, you will be able to get a better monitor for less money.

    Here is a good 1440p monitor to pair with an AMD card. Although, you will need a high end AMD GPU to push this monitor.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769

    Here would be a decent 1080p monitor for a AMD GPU.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116784
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  2. feelinfroggy777 said:
    What are your system specs? That will determine if you should go with 1440p or 1080p and if you should look for gsync or freesycn.

    $450 will not get you a great ultrawide, you will need to spend more for a good ultra wide. But 450 will be you a very nice TN panel.

    If you have a Nvidia GPU, this would be a very good monitor.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009908

    Free sync is much cheaper than gsync, so if you have a AMD CPU, you will be able to get a better monitor for less money.

    Here is a good 1440p monitor to pair with an AMD card. Although, you will need a high end AMD GPU to push this monitor.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769

    Here would be a decent 1080p monitor for a AMD GPU.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116784



    Yeah I totally spaced putting my specs in there, my bad; I'm running a gtx 960 clocked at 1530 mhz boost and an old fx 6300 @ 4.3 ghz. I really don't play many current gen games and don't really care all that much about the resolution for gaming. I figured if I'm going to buy a large screen I should up the resolution also since I've read that larger 1080p screens can be hard to read text off of and I've been dabbling in some programming lately and I read a lot off of my PC. As long as I can play league of legends and overwatch at 60+ fps running at 1440p I'll be fine as far as gaming goes (I'll lower the res to 1080p or turn graphics settings down for more demanding games). Right now I'm a bit torn between this samsung: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L3KNOF4/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER and this ultra-wide LG: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BMES072/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER. I like the fact that the samsung can rotate into portrait mode which seems like it would be nice for reading web articles but the ultra-wide's screen real estate seems enticing for my programming and watching movies.
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