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Graphics card question.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Adam42Almighty, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. Adam42Almighty

    Adam42Almighty Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2012
    I've decided to get this pc http://www.ebuyer.com/410613-cyberpower-gaming-squadron-elite-pc-ecc01144

    Only problem is I have 2 VGA monitors and the GTX660 doesnt have a VGA port.
    I thought the one monitor had the option for DVI-I but only the little one i have has a DVI-D. My question is this:

    I want to get a VGA to DVI-I adapter to allow my big monitor directly to use the GTX660 but to save money I want to know if its ok to use the onboard graphics for the second monitor as the onboard should have VGA.
    I know that sometimes when you use multiple graphics cards they have to be the same kind of card so i want to know if this setup will work? And will it work well?

    (Setup: 1 Monitor connected to GTX660 via DVI-I adapter; 1 monitor connect via VGA to motherboard graphics)

    :) Thanks for any help.

    (P.S: When I said save money i mean because my little monitor has the option for DVI-D but i would prefer not to spend money on getting a DVI-D cable)
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You can get a DVI-D cable for $10 just about anywhere, here's one for £2.81: http://www.ebuyer.com/130565-xenta-dvi-d-dual-link-black-replacement-cable-1-metre-plex-061

    And here's a DVI-I to VGA adapter for the second monitor for £3.50: http://www.ebuyer.com/261580-belkin-dvi-i-male-to-vga-db15-female-adapter-charcoal-f2e4162cp

    You can also convert one of the DisplayPort connectors to VGA as well if need be.

    The onboard graphics may not work when a dedicated graphics card is installer, you'd have to check that. You also wouldn't get any performance or features of the dedicated Geforce GTX 660 if you don't connect the monitors to the onboard Intel graphics so it's be a waste of the graphic's card processing power.
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