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Buying system today, confused about DVI-I vs DVI-D cables.

I came here yesterday to ask for help with a build, and got a ton of really great answers. Below is everything I'm getting, as per suggestions on that topic.

The problem I'm having now is, I was able to get a bit more money, and I decided to buy a new monitor (mine's a 19" POS.) I was reading a bunch of monitor feedback on newegg, and got really lost and confused about DVI-I and DVI-D cables and monitor connections and video card connections, and basically I just need to know what kind of cord to buy to connect the monitor I'm getting to the video card I'm getting.

Thanks for any help you can give.


Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176250

Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484


Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

And I'm also getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812887001
because my power supply (530watt) only has one pci-e cord.

Thanks.

Also, if anyone has any last-minute suggestions before I buy all this, I'd be happy to hear them.
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    You will be fine with a DVI-D cable.

    The difference between DVI-D and DVI-I is that DVI-D is digital only and DVI-I is digital and analog.

    That monitor specifically calls out DVI-D and the graphics card you are choosing will support any connector.
  2. If the monitor doesn't come with one then all you need is a DVI-D single-link cable. Dual-link DVI is only necessary for higher-res monitors. No need to worry about DVI-I (carries both digital and analog[vga] signals), your monitor accepts DVI digital so use it.
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