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Using an old monitor vs buying a new one

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March 24, 2013 3:20:39 PM

As I began to make my final decisions for what my new gaming PC will contain, I took into consideration the monitor I would use for my build. The components are all new ones, and the GPU is going to be a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870.

I acquired an older Dell E193FP at 1280x1024 resolution. It connects via VGA, but to my understanding the 7870 doesn't have a VGA port (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Would it be preferable to buy a signal converter to match the card if needed, or just buy a new monitor. I don't mind the Dell's resolution, but I'd be okay with a new monitor.

Thanks :) 

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March 24, 2013 3:28:38 PM

i feel like you have answered your own question. You can do either. you can buy a dvi to vga converter to use the monitor you have now. which since you said you do not mind the resolution. shouldn't be a problem. This will obviously cost a lot less. so it really comes down to how much money you feel like spending. Obviously the 7870 is capable of higher resolutions and would look better on a new monitor.
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March 24, 2013 5:11:42 PM

Thank you both for the input! I think I'm going to get a brand new monitor to enjoy to full performance of this card.
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