I just bought a new pc and a new monitor this one:
click here i'm a complete noob to this pc stuff. I'm going to be doing a test build in other words I'm going to build my pc outside of the case first to make sure all the individual components are working but I have an extreme lack of knowledge about moniotrs and the cables needed to connected them to your pc. When I saw someone else building a test bed [ from this video at 20:30 ]
[click here]2] uses from what looks like a HDMI from his graphics card to his moniotr ps my graphics card is this: [click here that what your meant to use always our just for test beds? I the monitor I bought comes with a VGA cable aswell. Or from my guessing is that I use the VGA cable from the back of the motherboard to the monitor? Anyways help would be appreciated
Your monitor has both VGA and DVI-D connectors. If your motherboard also has a DVI-D connector, then this is the one to use as you will then get the best quality display. You will need to purchase a DVI-D cable to do this.
Is the graphics card you are using the same as that given in your link from the first post? If not can you provide a link to the graphics card you have installed on your PC so that I can see what connectors are provided to link to your monitor.
OK the graphics card appears to only have DVI and HMDI connectors, so no VGA. The monitor has VGA and DVI connectors, so you will need a DVI cable to connect the graphics card to the monitor. Rather than buy from Amazon or elsewhere online, you could obtain one from a local Maplins or PC World outlet. Argos also stock them.
Alright thanks a million I'll go buy a DVI connecter also just out of interest the graphics card has one DVI slot and the Monitor has DVI-D that makes no diffrence right? so any dvi connecter will work I'll probably buy this one