Solved! LG 32GK850G-B Gaming Monitor

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After much deliberation, I decided on this model even though it does not harbor speakers which is coming back to bite me in the rear end.

The only audio jack it has is a headphone jack and I was wondering how I can get speakers onto this bad boy, let alone 5.1 surround sound if possible.
 

WildCard999

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The best monitor speakers are usually worse then low end external speakers, even like a $25 set of speakers would be much better.

Nice monitor, I'm getting the LG 29WK600-W (can't justify the $110 difference on the 34" version) after I get my RX 570.
 
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That would just dandy if consoles weren't an issue. I'm planning on hooking up a PS4 and Nintendo Switch to the monitor so having audio output on it is a general fix.

@wildcard999
I'm wondering if a 5.1 sound bar setup is actually possible through a headphone jack. Also, I'm an Overwatch player with a 1080 Nvidia card so that LG model was a big no for me, although ultrawide is tempting.
 

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As for the audio if you want to use consoles with it I'd get a decent soundbar for like $40 and plug it into the headphone jack.

Ultra wide is great but unfortunately Overwatch doesn't support 21:9, Blizzard did that on purpose for that game but there other games such as Diablo 3 and WoW support it.
 
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@wildcard999
I'm not familiar with sound bars so their connectivity is a complete mystery to me. Do they include HDMI, DP, and headphone jacks?

Trust me, I know about the war on 21:9, I also play Heroes of the Storm but I don't know if 21:9 would be any good on it, if its even supported. But the idea of it is pretty awesome.
 

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Sound bars probably wont come with DP, but some come with HDMI. I don't know about a headphone jack, but you could probably get a switch to make it work with an optical audio. But really, for your use case, I think it is a bad idea to get a monitor without speakers. There are tons of good monitors out there, just pick another one.

And yes, 21:9 is awesome. HOTS does support 21:9 and you will be able to see more of the field. Once you go to widescreen, you cant go back.
 
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