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Need help connecting PC to monitor!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to be building a PC, (build courtesy of these forums :) ) and I need some help with the connections between my PC and my monitor.

 

This is an extremely stupid question, but I just don't want to mess anything up.

 

The graphics card I'm getting has a DVI-D port (this would be a female port, correct?) and my monitor has a DVI-I port (this would be female, correct?)

 

I need to connect the two, and I need every single cable, converter, etc. for the job. What do? Is there any tech limitations I should worry about with these ports?

 

Any and all replies are appreciated :)

 

EDIT: Will I be running a cable from my graphics card to my one monitor or will I run the cable from my mobo? My mobo has a DVI-D port already, so would that be the best option?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I don't see whats wrong with this?  just buy a regular dvi cable?

I mentioned that this was a stupid question, lol. I just need to know, do I run the cable from my GPU or from my mobo?

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Brahh buy a DVI cable off ebay for $1 and call it a day lol


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I mentioned that this was a stupid question, lol. I just need to know, do I run the cable from my GPU or from my mobo?

GPU dude 


PC: Corsair C70 Arctic, FX 9370, Corsair H80i, Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3, Corsair Vengence 16gb, Palit JetStream GTX 970, OCZ Vertex 4 128gb and Western Digital Blue 1Tb + 500gb, Antec Gamer 520w

Peripherals: Logitech G19 and SteelSeries Sensei RAW

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I'm going to be building a PC, (build courtesy of these forums :) ) and I need some help with the connections between my PC and my monitor.

 

This is an extremely stupid question, but I just don't want to mess anything up.

 

The graphics card I'm getting has a DVI-D port (this would be a female port, correct?) and my monitor has a DVI-I port (this would be female, correct?)

 

I need to connect the two, and I need every single cable, converter, etc. for the job. What do? Is there any tech limitations I should worry about with these ports?

 

Any and all replies are appreciated :)

 

EDIT: Will I be running a cable from my graphics card to my one monitor or will I run the cable from my mobo? My mobo has a DVI-D port already, so would that be the best option?

no they are the same connection in a sense...just purchase a converter.


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I mentioned that this was a stupid question, lol. I just need to know, do I run the cable from my GPU or from my mobo?

run it from your GPU.  (sorry if I sounded kind of like a dick before.)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

DVI-I just has a few extra pinouts to support VGA adapters. If you're not adapting to VGA you don't need to worry about it, any regular DVI cable will still fit and work just fine.

So I connect a male DVI-D cable into a female DVI-I port?

 

 

run it from your GPU.  (sorry if I sounded kind of like a dick before.)

You kinda did, but at least you followed up. Thanks!

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