View Full Version : Monitor and DVI help

01-09-07, 01:42 AM
I finally got my freaking new computer to play games somewhat. Now i'm replacing the monitor from my old system, ordered a Sceptre 20.1" widescreen from newegg last night. I read in the reviews that it dosen't come with a DVI cable so I was wondering what DVI cable you guys reccomend or if they all are pretty much the same quality. Thanks.

01-09-07, 02:04 AM
I've noticed some don't have all of the pins, not sure how much of a difference that makes though.

Heres (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812123021) a really high-quality one if you want to drop $40 on it.

01-09-07, 07:37 AM
The one that comes with your PC should be fine. Please don't pay 40 bucks for a DVI cable.

If you'll feel better buying a name brand DVI cable, here you go. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product//B00007LAYN/ref=cm_rv_thx_view/102-5471046-0921738) This cable used to be 100 bucks at Best Buy when DVI was king. Now that HDMI has taken over however there is no demand for it. I've bought this exact cable from the seller I linked to. No problem at all getting it. The quality is great of course but the only noticeable difference for me was the text on the monitor was a bit sharper.

*ok link has gone to another supplier and the price is a good bit higher. I can't vouch for these guys*

01-09-07, 06:05 PM
I just bought some Dynex one at Best Buy for $20 cause I wanted it fast. Seems to work good.

01-09-07, 11:52 PM
I built my own computer, all I had was a sony 17 inch with a vga cable. I had to use an adapter to plug it in my video card. Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I'm leaning towards something cheaper, got a vacation in flordia coming up so money is tight. :)

01-10-07, 11:19 PM
I bought a Spectra from newegg a long time ago but it came with both cables.

01-11-07, 01:11 AM
I decided to go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812189047. Simple and cheap and works alright I hope. Got the monitor today, and it's crazy, still getting used to the size coming from a 17 inch.