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Video Card And Dvi-d Dvi-i Questions?


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#1 PoweredByGoogle

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:00 AM

Hello, I want to build a new computer for my grandpa, I have built one computer before but im not to good at it.
I need to find a video card that works with windows vista home premium and has a VGA and DVI port he does not play games so maybe something that does not cost alot
im trying to make this build as cheap money wise as i can. I would like to buy the video card from Newegg.com

2nd part of the question

Why are the computer screens DIV-D
and the video cards are DVI-I dont I want the same for both?

Here is the video card I was thinking about buying. but alot of people said they stink and i dont know if it works with vista
He does not play games or any thing just like internet and what not.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814161040

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:14 AM

DVI-A(analog only) - High-Res Analog
DVI-D(digital only) - True Digital Video
DVI-I(digital & analog) - The Best of Both Worlds

A DVI-D, or DVI-A male, will plug into a DVI-I female.
A DVI-I male, will not plug into a DVI-D, or DVI-A female.

You can connect DVI-D to VGA, using an adapter.

Here's a couple of links to some images, of the different connectors:
How to recognize a DVI Cable
Different Monitor Connections
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 04:04 AM

How do i know whats female and male computer sexes are hard to tell.... haha

This is the Video card. - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814161040
This is the Computer Screen - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16824009091
if it will work what kind of cable do I need?


the video card is DVI-I
the Screen is DVI-D

Edited by PoweredByGoogle, 30 December 2007 - 04:07 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:42 AM

I don't see any reason why a combination such as that would not operate successfully. The monitor is supplied with both VGA and DVI cables.
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:05 AM

I would reconsider that Video Card. Read the reviews! There isn't a good one.

Here is a decent card that has some decent reviews. Still low end but at least people are saying good things about it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814121080


I always value the reviews on New Egg.

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Edited by rigacci, 30 December 2007 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:10 PM

ok out of these three what one should I buy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127304 #1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127269 #2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814121080 #3




I think number 1 but im not sure? It will be on windows Vista Home Premium
not for playing to much intense games but just normal usage for someone thats like 70 years old

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:18 AM

#1 looks OK but I always lean towards an ASUS product.

For what you are doing, either should be fine.

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