This is my build:
CPU:Intel i7 4790k
MoBo: Asus z97 mark S
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 980 Classified
PSU: Corsair RM650
RAM: 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance
HDD: 3TB WD Black
SDD: Samsung 850 Pro 256gb
Cooler: Corsair h100i GTX
Is this monitor worth getting for the price, or do you have a better recommendation? I think the price is great for the monitor.
($170 after promo code)
No. that monitor is WAAAY Too small.
Here's something I recommend..
IPS, 21:9 and it comes with a VESA mount.
Looks like only 2 hdmi..............NOPE !
Is it for gaming or productivity?
StreetGuru asks an important question. For gaming and movie watching I really like the low res 21:9; however, it's a very limited bump in productivity for most users. Additionally at that size, you're not going to get much more than you'd get from a 22" 1080p.
All that being said, do what you want, but I personally don't like the 21:9 res at 1080, and would much rather have the bump to 2560x1440. But remember, that's for how I use my machine (which is most often for work), for gaming it's a fine choice.
It is a LG IPS, so it'll look great, and it's a wide screen so it'll minimize/eliminate borders in wide screen movies, so as long as you're aware of, and ok with, the drawbacks, I think it's a fine choice for a primary monitor when you're on a budget. If it were me, I'd probably save for a few more weeks/months and go for the Korean Crossover IPS at 2560x1440, but that's just my opinion, and everyone has their own preferences.
Main thing is you can always just run a 1440p display as a 1080p 21:9 display
yeah but it look weird. I have 21:9 Freesync monitor and I'm can admit I'm going to have trouble going back to a regular 16:9 monitor. the extra real-estate is amazing.