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Alexander Underwood

Need help getting a hdmi output + Finding a display that will run

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, 

I have recently been looking into a new monitor for more real estate, however, I have hit multiple boundaries. 


To start I have a budget of roughly £150 and am unable to stretch it any further (maybe a few pounds at the most).


I have a list of 'requirements' if you will -> here : 1ms response, 60hz+, thin bezel, good brightness, ips or possibly va?, all of which i can shift on, however I am lenient to all but two - colour accuracy & sharpness -. (I will be using this monitor with my new setup soon too :d)


I would only be capable of running 1080p (atm) so I need a  24", i'm one of those people who can see damn pixels even from 3ft away ....


And finally, due to my specs, a j2900 (ivy bridge) with integrated graphics, I am limited to a vga output ..... Im not sure if I should be looking at buying a monitor with vga (which limits my options of good monitors), trying to find an active vga to hdmi converter (no idea if these work and allow me to benefit from the monitor), or try to place a cheap psu and gpu into my system in order to have a hdmi output? I have attached images of my system with the hopes you can see what is going on xD (It currently doesn't have a psu as it runs off an external brick). Do ignore the dust, im in the process of cleaning it and reapplying thermal compound xD


These are few monitors that I have found, however, they suffer from only having a hdmi port :( or being 27"

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-Ultragear-27GL63T-27-Inch-Compatible/dp/B07XS9N2CL?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_48ab5ad5_54&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE (ik this is 27 but the specs seemed great xD, except the no vga part xD)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-LED-backlit-Monitor-Response-MaxxAudio/dp/B07CD5J61Z?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_48ab5ad5_14&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE (No wall mount :( or vga)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-EW277HDR-Eye-Care-Brightness-Intelligence/dp/B074Z4CNFX?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_48ab5ad5_47&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE (has vga, i question the res for 27" and the colour with 'hdri')

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-24MP88HV-Infinity-Display-Monitor/dp/B01HZLC716/ref=asc_df_B01HZLC716/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310875581265&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3851747762192994724&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045901&hvtargid=pla-378871387390&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 (bad response but seems to have good colours based on online reviews)

-https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-C24RG50-24inch-Curved-Monitor/dp/B07PFJH2YX?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_48ab5ad5_51&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE (no vga agains :()


I hope you can make sense of all of this and can help me out ~:D, all monitor recommendations and ways to solve my output issue welcome! 

Thanks in advance, 






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Use an adapter. Eventually, you will upgrade your PC, and won't need a VGA port.

Quote me so I can reply back :) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, bruny06 said:

Use an adapter. Eventually, you will upgrade your PC, and won't need a VGA port.

How reliable are adapters? What monitor benefits will I lose on, for example, the lg ultra gear... It's not a super close upgrade my new rig (3900x, 2080super) maybe in around 6 months so I would like to be able to use it normally and not suffer any weird articulating etc. 


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