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Can i run dual monitors with this?

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January 30, 2014 2:44:59 PM

Before i was running these 2 monitors fine, with a GTX 560.

Now the problem comes with my new build and old monitor, the Dell 1702FP 17-inch LCD (it was free and needed a second monitor) on my GTX 770. New MOBO is ASrock z87 Extreme4.

There is a DVI port on this current motherboard, but would it work? There is a free DVI-D port on my GFX card right now but would i need to get a DVI to DVI-D ?

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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 2:48:46 PM

The DVI port on the MB will not work if you stick a GTX 770 in there.

You can feed two monitors from the GTX 770. I do it with a GTX 660 Ti using the DVI cables that came with the monitors, no adapters of any kind.
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January 30, 2014 2:55:21 PM

That's what i thought about the Mobo DVI :\
What do you mean by feeding two monitors from the gfx card? Both of the monitors i use are VGA with a DVI adapter. The adapter that i have has four pins above and below the ' - ' , and won't fit in the DVI-D slot.
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January 30, 2014 3:01:20 PM

Can i just buy a VGA to DVI-D adapter from a local shop?
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:02:29 PM

usually you CAN use the mobo outputs along with the graphics card outputs. just need to go into BIOS and make the onboard/integrated graphics as primary to prevent it from being automatically disabled. then connect 1-2 monitors to the mobo, and another 1-4 to your graphics card.
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:02:50 PM

You didn't get one with the GTX 770? Check in the box, some do include it. Yes, you can buy one, it's cheap.
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:05:11 PM

Tulser said:
Can i just buy a VGA to DVI-D adapter from a local shop?


actually NO you can't. you can buy a VGA to DVI-I, but not DVI-D. the -I means integrated means includes VGA, and -D means digital-only means no VGA pins.
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January 30, 2014 3:06:57 PM

I like your answer giantbucket, but my desk in no way could have room for 5+ monitor :) 
aevm, thanks for the info i guess i'll just make a stop at a local hardware shop for it.
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January 30, 2014 3:08:10 PM

giantbucket said:
Tulser said:
Can i just buy a VGA to DVI-D adapter from a local shop?


actually NO you can't. you can buy a VGA to DVI-I, but not DVI-D. the -I means integrated means includes VGA, and -D means digital-only means no VGA pins.


Hmm.. Not sure what to do here now

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January 30, 2014 3:14:28 PM

I have a few DVI-I adapters laying around, it's the PINS that are the problem. I have one monitor plugged into the DVI-I slot and have a free DVI-D slot and the old monitor that i have is VGA.

Is there any way i can get this monitor to work with this set-up? Or do i need a new monitor?
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January 30, 2014 3:15:42 PM

What would you recommend doing if this was you? Which would be the most effective way?
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:16:24 PM

well, what mobo do you have? and why can't you just plug it into your mobo? like I said - go into BIOS, enable onboard/integrated graphics, and you have more options on where to plug a monitor into. you don't NEED to stuff a monitor into EVERY port. only I do stupid shit like that :p 
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January 30, 2014 3:19:00 PM

MOBO is ASrock z87 Extreme4
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:26:29 PM

right. and does that look like a nice VGA port on the back? hmm... 15 pins, D-shape. yup, that's a VGA port! :p  your solution is right there, no need to buy anything. plug your monitors into whatever port is convenient, go into BIOS, and set integrated graphics as primary. reboot into windows, arrange desktops, and enjoy.

if my Ass Rock Z77 Extreme 3 can do it, your Z87 E4 can do it. if it can't, shoot it.
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January 30, 2014 3:26:41 PM

Are there any Monitors you guys would recommend under a $150 budget? Might as well plan on replacing the old one anyway.
From any shop in the west coast area, Bestbuy, Office Depot.
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:30:32 PM

OK, but if you do this you will play games on the integrated graphics instead of the GTX 770, won't you?

Buying a monitor with a DVI-D input makes a lot of sense, yeah.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:31:21 PM

last week I bought an AOC E2460S or something like that for around $130 Canadian for the office, and quite like how it looks. I have 6 Acer A321H screens at home ($120 or so, each), an Acer T232 touchscreen ($340), and a 39" Insignia TV ($270). I usually make sure that whatever monitor I buy has both a VGA and DVI port, for maximum flexibility in connecting shit up. did I mention all of my screens are run from the same Ass Rock machine? :p 
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January 30, 2014 3:38:42 PM

giantbucket said:
right. and does that look like a nice VGA port on the back? hmm... 15 pins, D-shape. yup, that's a VGA port! :p  your solution is right there, no need to buy anything. plug your monitors into whatever port is convenient, go into BIOS, and set integrated graphics as primary. reboot into windows, arrange desktops, and enjoy.

if my Ass Rock Z77 Extreme 3 can do it, your Z87 E4 can do it. if it can't, shoot it.


Trying this now. Will this cut performance on my GTX 770? or will it still perform at 100% while gaming?
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:43:01 PM

if your gaming monitor is connected to the GTX770 then the gaming should be fine. if you connect your gaming monitor to the motherboard, then... um... yeah, that's gonna suck.

hey, it doesn't cost you a penny to find out! no parts bought, so no harm done if you feel the results are not good enough.
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a b C Monitor
January 30, 2014 3:46:41 PM

I think you should buy that monitor with the DVI-D input, and also the DVI-I to VGA adapter. Then you can use the DVI-I and DVI-D outputs of the graphics card. That way a game can use both monitors. Connect the MB to the second old monitor if you want three monitors.
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