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Displays DVI to D-Sub cables

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by louist44, 23 Mar 2011.

  1. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    hi guys need help quickly please as Im trying to place my order on SCAN but I dont understand all this monitor stuff.

    The GPU I have is MSI GTX 560 Twin frozer, it has a mini HDMI and two DVI-I ports.
    The monitor I want has one D-sub port only, Could someone please find me a cable to connect these two together? Unless they come with the cables and I am being a complete idiot..:worried:
     
  2. sb1991

    sb1991 New Member

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    Most graphics cards will come with a DVI-D-Sub adaptor, but if not you can buy one, or a cable that does the same job (eg. this). If you haven't already got the monitor, I would try and find one that accepts a DVI connection, as it does give a better picture and doesn't have the flickering problems that an analogue connection can cause.
     
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  3. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    What monitor are you buying? It sounds terrible!
     
  5. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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    It could be a CRT...
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    D-sub (aka: VGA) should not be used with LCD's or any digital display.
    Unless it's a CRT or something analogue, really don't use it. You'll get crap image quality.
     
  7. louist44

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    hah it is a 20inch DELL something or other. My budget was £1000 and I desperately wanted a GTX 560 which left me pennies for a monitor so yea it is pretty bad. The only other option I had was a broken monitor that is like 15" from my downstairs PC :thumb:
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    1k! WOW.. I could get a Dell U2410 and a GTX 560, and perform a memory upgrade, and still have enough for a lunch and a chocolate bar.

    GTX 560 (260-280$)
    U2410 (500$.. 450$ if I force myself on negotiating a price)
    Memory upgrade.. (<130$ for 6GB)
    Lunch.. 5-10$
    Chocolate bar 0.50-1$

    Total: 921$ tops.

    you got ripped off, dude.. really.
    I would seriously see in returning that GPU, if it's not too late, and get a proper priced one, and now you can get a proper, respectful (to your eyes) monitor.
     
  9. louist44

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    this is a scratch build tho :( I have nothing to upgrade from.
    Needed literally everything, mouse OS ect and I wanted an SLI PSU so I can get another 560 when I needed it in the future (Cant wait to get more than 40fps in a game!??!) which made it cost so much. I think it was £930 without the monitor.
     
  10. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    OOOHHHHH, I thought you upgraded your GPU. Now it makes perfect sense. :)
    Haha!
     

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