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MSI OPTIX MAG341CQ 34" UWQHD Freesync 100HZ Curved Gaming Monitor £429 at Box.co.uk
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MSI OPTIX MAG341CQ 34" UWQHD Freesync 100HZ Curved Gaming Monitor £429 at Box.co.uk

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Posted 25th Mar

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Seems like an all time low price on this one. Reviews are favorable. In an ideal world it would be 144hz but looking at reviews it seems to be a solid price for the performance it offers.

Also doubles as a great home working mointor

Review: displayninja.com/msi…ew/
Another Review: tomshardware.com/uk/…tml
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Great price not so long ago, but perhaps buy this aoc monitor and pocket the 29 pounds? (used to be 380 few weeks ago).
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 25th Mar
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 11:25

Great price not so long ago, but perhaps buy this aoc monitor and pocket …Great price not so long ago, but perhaps buy this aoc monitor and pocket the 29 pounds? (used to be 380 few weeks ago).


That has to be the same panel got me thinking now. I've read you can OC the MSI to around 115hz I wonder if you can do the same with the AOC.
aaron1uk25/03/2020 11:28

That has to be the same panel got me thinking now. I've read you can OC …That has to be the same panel got me thinking now. I've read you can OC the MSI to around 115hz I wonder if you can do the same with the AOC.


Well if MSI can't properly design a heatsink for their motherboards/videocards do you trust them that they can design a monitor properly, i sure wouldn't and would gladly have payed more just to get the AOC instead, anyway like i said the AOC used to be 379 on preorder about 2 weeks ago.

As a bonus AOC have excellent product warranty/support
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 25th Mar
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 11:31

Well if MSI can't properly design a heatsink for their …Well if MSI can't properly design a heatsink for their motherboards/videocards do you trust them that they can design a monitor properly, i sure wouldn't and would gladly have payed more just to get the AOC instead, anyway like i said the AOC used to be 379 on preorder about 2 weeks ago.


Reading the reviews it seems solid, I've had good experience with MSI, have owned laptops and am currently using an MSI mobo. (B450 Tomahawk) and an MSI Vega 56. Both OCed happily. seems like the exact same monitor except for a few connections hmm
Looks decent can recommend ultrawide use a PG348Q but if I was in the market would snap this up.
This monitor was good but I ended up returning one for the aoc-cu34g2x/BK 144hz(take note neither do g sync properly), Also dunno when anywhere will get stock again, was worth the extra cash though
Royo25/03/2020 12:52

This monitor was good but I ended up returning one for the aoc-cu34g2x/BK …This monitor was good but I ended up returning one for the aoc-cu34g2x/BK 144hz(take note neither do g sync properly), Also dunno when anywhere will get stock again, was worth the extra cash though


I've just canceled my order as I think for 20 quid more this monitor is the way forward. Can't find stock anywhere though just asked AOC on twitter. how you finding it? Have an amd card so no issues
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 11:25

Great price not so long ago, but perhaps buy this aoc monitor and pocket …Great price not so long ago, but perhaps buy this aoc monitor and pocket the 29 pounds? (used to be 380 few weeks ago).


This is the one I’ve been keeping my eye on as I don’t think it releases until 01/04? It was £380 literally 2 days ago, smh.
It’s still £380 but on “notify me” at CCL. 😬
ScotIand25/03/2020 12:57

This is the one I’ve been keeping my eye on as I don’t think it releases un …This is the one I’ve been keeping my eye on as I don’t think it releases until 01/04? It was £380 literally 2 days ago, smh. It’s still £380 but on “notify me” at CCL. 😬


The 144hz version RRP is 450 which is very tempting to
ScotIand25/03/2020 12:57

This is the one I’ve been keeping my eye on as I don’t think it releases un …This is the one I’ve been keeping my eye on as I don’t think it releases until 01/04? It was £380 literally 2 days ago, smh. It’s still £380 but on “notify me” at CCL. 😬


Yes it was on preorder for 1st of April on both amazon and ccl for around 380,
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 13:01

Yes it was on preorder for 1st of April on both amazon and ccl for around … Yes it was on preorder for 1st of April on both amazon and ccl for around 380,


Deffo worth posting such a solid price
aaron1uk25/03/2020 11:34

Reading the reviews it seems solid, I've had good experience with MSI, …Reading the reviews it seems solid, I've had good experience with MSI, have owned laptops and am currently using an MSI mobo. (B450 Tomahawk) and an MSI Vega 56. Both OCed happily. seems like the exact same monitor except for a few connections hmm


I have an MSI motherboard and graphics card too but who are you going to trust the new guy on the monitor block that has proven to have terrible designs on stuff they have been designing for ages or the guys that have been making monitors for ages which on top of it is cheaper too, I know which one i'd pick.
aaron1uk25/03/2020 12:53

I've just canceled my order as I think for 20 quid more this monitor is …I've just canceled my order as I think for 20 quid more this monitor is the way forward. Can't find stock anywhere though just asked AOC on twitter. how you finding it? Have an amd card so no issues


Genuinely chuffed to bits, ticks all the boxes for me. I missed the first load of stock but manage to pick up a return for £405 got lucky must have been someone who disliked the va ghosting because the unit is flawless and 0 dead pixels 😁

That's its only flaw I guess the ghosting, I think the colours and dark blacks make up for it though, personal preference for panel type. 144hz is very noticible level up from using the mSI, running a 1080ti so g sync couldn't save it for me otherwise the mSI would of been perfectly fine you know?

On my quest to get gsync working- amd owners ignore -
Tried custom res utility, adjusting freesync range low and high for days, couldn't find a bug free setting
MSI flickered
AOC tears horizontally 1 inch up from the bottom of the screen
Both done my nut in so not using it

AOC stock last I checked was meant to be 1 month, but that was a month ago shipments probably delayed again because of covid zzz
Royo25/03/2020 13:18

Genuinely chuffed to bits, ticks all the boxes for me. I missed the first …Genuinely chuffed to bits, ticks all the boxes for me. I missed the first load of stock but manage to pick up a return for £405 got lucky must have been someone who disliked the va ghosting because the unit is flawless and 0 dead pixels 😁That's its only flaw I guess the ghosting, I think the colours and dark blacks make up for it though, personal preference for panel type. 144hz is very noticible level up from using the mSI, running a 1080ti so g sync couldn't save it for me otherwise the mSI would of been perfectly fine you know?On my quest to get gsync working- amd owners ignore - Tried custom res utility, adjusting freesync range low and high for days, couldn't find a bug free setting MSI flickeredAOC tears horizontally 1 inch up from the bottom of the screenBoth done my nut in so not using itAOC stock last I checked was meant to be 1 month, but that was a month ago shipments probably delayed again because of covid zzz


Aye cheers for the mini review will be getting one of these if I don't have to wait to long
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 11:31

Well if MSI can't properly design a heatsink for their …Well if MSI can't properly design a heatsink for their motherboards/videocards do you trust them that they can design a monitor properly, i sure wouldn't and would gladly have payed more just to get the AOC instead, anyway like i said the AOC used to be 379 on preorder about 2 weeks ago.As a bonus AOC have excellent product warranty/support


Im not discrediting your opinion but ive literally had no issues with MSI cards for years. I have always invested in the 'Gaming X' series however, so I cant comment on the other variants.
Auric_Goldfinger25/03/2020 13:29

Im not discrediting your opinion but ive literally had no issues with MSI …Im not discrediting your opinion but ive literally had no issues with MSI cards for years. I have always invested in the 'Gaming X' series however, so I cant comment on the other variants.


It's not an opinion, it's fact that they have badly designed heat sinks, ok maybe not all of them but and i don't think there is anything more basic then a heat sink on a graphics/motherboard and just because it works that doesn't mean they are badly designed which might not impact it in the short term but certainly will in the long term, past the warranty, and yes not all their products will be flawed, hopefully but even if just some are that leaves a stain on the whole brand.

If your feeling lucky purchase one from the new guys on the monitor scene but why would you when others will be available from dedicated monitor manufacturers for around the same price.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 25th Mar
Auric_Goldfinger25/03/2020 13:29

Im not discrediting your opinion but ive literally had no issues with MSI …Im not discrediting your opinion but ive literally had no issues with MSI cards for years. I have always invested in the 'Gaming X' series however, so I cant comment on the other variants.


I use a msi Pro carbon and it hasn't had a problem either. I don't think it is as simple as MSI overheats and AOC is perfect.

I have 4 AOC monitors in the office too.
All a bit off topic from my experience msi gpus and mobos are usually well received not seen any articles calling them out on their heatseaks. Monitor wise they are so similar seems just the odd input and the OSD is better on the MSI
aaron1uk25/03/2020 13:49

All a bit off topic from my experience msi gpus and mobos are usually well …All a bit off topic from my experience msi gpus and mobos are usually well received not seen any articles calling them out on their heatseaks. Monitor wise they are so similar seems just the odd input and the OSD is better on the MSI



Here is some of their handy work, gpus and mobo's , like i said they work fine, but it's just a niggling thought for me and like someone great has said "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking" unfortunately for MSI someone was looking, and will leave it at that.
Oh forgot to mention with these msi monitors the plastic housing pops and creaks when it heats up, another reason I got rid.
I'm funny with sounds though, even the fridge humming does my t**s in
Royo25/03/2020 14:04

Oh forgot to mention with these msi monitors the plastic housing pops and …Oh forgot to mention with these msi monitors the plastic housing pops and creaks when it heats up, another reason I got rid.I'm funny with sounds though, even the fridge humming does my t**s in

My 49 inch Samsung does the same, though it is much wider than this and my older 35 inch AOC did not make any sounds at all.
Just in case someone is planning to use this for work, the legs take a considerable amount of space and are not flat.
So you will need bigger desk or a Vesa arm (and a robust one to hold this monster).
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 14:09

My 49 inch Samsung does the same, though it is much wider than this and my …My 49 inch Samsung does the same, though it is much wider than this and my older 35 inch AOC did not make any sounds at all.


Figured it out, be the plastic bezels that sits on the panel, aoc has curved bezel less (one peice of plastic on the front round to the back), msi has a bezel peice over the panel that didn't sit perfect on the curve(had gaps here and there) so hot spots and cool spots probably and the join is closer to the hot edges of the panel.

Sorry bored
theprofinuk25/03/2020 14:16

Just in case someone is planning to use this for work, the legs take a …Just in case someone is planning to use this for work, the legs take a considerable amount of space and are not flat.So you will need bigger desk or a Vesa arm (and a robust one to hold this monster).


Requires an adaptor ontop of the vesa mount, there's cheapish 3d printed ones though but unsure how much weight they would take, wouldn't want to move it around much
Cuddl3s25/03/2020 13:38

It's not an opinion, it's fact that they have badly designed heat sinks, …It's not an opinion, it's fact that they have badly designed heat sinks, ok maybe not all of them but and i don't think there is anything more basic then a heat sink on a graphics/motherboard and just because it works that doesn't mean they are badly designed which might not impact it in the short term but certainly will in the long term, past the warranty, and yes not all their products will be flawed, hopefully but even if just some are that leaves a stain on the whole brand.If your feeling lucky purchase one from the new guys on the monitor scene but why would you when others will be available from dedicated monitor manufacturers for around the same price.


Im not looking to invest in an MSI monitor and I agree there are other brands that are likely a better option.
However your sweeping statement makes no sense; dont invest in an MSI monitor as the 'new guy' but youre complaining about MSI GPU quality which is deemed as the 'old guy' for cards.

As stated prior the Gaming X series appears to be fine that is all.
Royo25/03/2020 14:32

Requires an adaptor ontop of the vesa mount, there's cheapish 3d printed …Requires an adaptor ontop of the vesa mount, there's cheapish 3d printed ones though but unsure how much weight they would take, wouldn't want to move it around much


Mine, albeit I have the slightly smaller version, had the parts inside. Maybe this one does not?
Mine didn't have it, the official adaptor plate was 30£ ish on amazon40185019-VUKXn.jpg
alternative thingiverse.com/thi…742
OOS.
why get curved for our monitor guys? a TV curved I wouldn't because of where people sit and get the benefits, and I know this monitor only myself will look at it, but if it's a secondary monitor, do you guys still go curved? thanks, I'm abit out of date on this sort lol...
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