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    Cool Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    I am thinking about getting a DVI cable to increase the image quality on my monitor. My graphics card is an XFX 8600GT XXX and it supports DVI-I (see image). My monitor has a DVI connection that looks like the one in the attatched image. Which cable do I need to successfully connect these two?

    Thanks.

    P.S: Is DVI quality noticable?
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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by izizzle View Post
    I am thinking about getting a DVI cable to increase the image quality on my monitor. My graphics card is an XFX 8600GT XXX and it supports DVI-I (see image). My monitor has a DVI connection that looks like the one in the attatched image. Which cable do I need to successfully connect these two?

    Thanks.

    P.S: Is DVI quality noticable?
    Didn't your monitor come with a DVI cable?
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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    I am running dual monitor.

    My main is DVI, the other is VGA. Do I notice? Not really. But when you have the ports available, why use anything but the most advanced that you have? After all, if it's just a cable that's keeping you from running DVI, get the darn cable!

    The white port is DVI.
    The blue port is VGA.

    DVI = Digital.
    VGA = Analog.

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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    Don't bother, it won't make any appreciable difference.

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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    I don't think you guys are following me I know what a DVI port looks like, I just need to know which cable to use. DVI-What to DVI-What?
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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    I'm pretty sure both sides are the same, just get a DVI cable.
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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    DVI-Male to DVI-Male is what you want.

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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    just make sure to specify which kind of DVI - A, I, or D.

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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    I personally have never noticed any difference between using VGA and DVI on my monitor. Besides, I only have this huge-a** hdmi-to-dvi converter for the back of my mobo that is too clunky. I just use VGA. DVI is obviously the better choice, but I've never noticed any appreciable difference for my usage.

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    Re: Thinking About Getting a DVI Cable

    with a blueray player you will notice a huge difference with a vga cable compared to dvi

    dvi and hdmi are similar except dvi lacks sound threw the same cable.

    meaning' if you have a dvd player you will see no difference

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