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What do I need DVI-D or HDMI?

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July 25, 2008 1:58:10 AM

Okay folks here we go...

I'm getting a Dell Ultrasharp 24" 2408WFP monitor that does 1920x1200 1080P. It supports DVI-D with HDCP and HDMI.
Going to be using two eVGA GTX 260 FTW's in SLI on a eVGA 790i mobo. Now the video cards have two DVI-I Dual link connectors and a HDTV
dongle port here is a link to a review .

My question is what kind of cable do I need to connect this video card setup to my monitor so I can watch Blue-Ray movies in the BEST quality
that I can get. I was looking at a Monster DVI400-2M located here

My question is what kind of cable do I need to connect this video card setup to my monitor so I can watch Blue-Ray movies in the BEST quality
that I can get. I was looking at a Monster DVI400-2M located here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812155074" target="_blank">.

My question is what kind of cable do I need to connect this video card setup to my monitor so I can watch Blue-Ray movies in the BEST quality
that I can get. I was looking at a Monster DVI400-2M located here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812155074" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812155074]http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/evga_gtx260/http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812155074" target="_blank">.

My question is what kind of cable do I need to connect this video card setup to my monitor so I can watch Blue-Ray movies in the BEST quality
that I can get. I was looking at a Monster DVI400-2M located here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812155074 or do I need
an HDMI cable. I'm also going to be playing Crysis, COD4, Grid and I want the best possible video signal that I can get.

Any help in the right direction would be great. I'm willing to spend up to $100 for a good cable. Just tell me what to get.

Thanks guys!
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an HDMI cable. I'm also going to be playing Crysis, COD4, Grid and I want the best possible video signal that I can get.

Any help in the right direction would be great. I'm willing to spend up to $100 for a good cable. Just tell me what to get.

Thanks guys!
" target="_blank"> an HDMI cable. I'm also going to be playing Crysis, COD4, Grid and I want the best possible video signal that I can get.

Any help in the right direction would be great. I'm willing to spend up to $100 for a good cable. Just tell me what to get.

Thanks guys!
" target="_blank"> or do I need
an HDMI cable. I'm also going to be playing Crysis, COD4, Grid and I want the best possible video signal that I can get.

Any help in the right direction would be great. I'm willing to spend up to $100 for a good cable. Just tell me what to get.

Thanks guys!
" target="_blank"> or do I need
an HDMI cable. I'm also going to be playing Crysis, COD4, Grid and I want the best possible video signal that I can get.

Any help in the right direction would be great. I'm willing to spend up to $100 for a good cable. Just tell me what to get.

Thanks guys!

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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 2:12:41 AM

You'll pay $100 for a video cable?! I'll sell you a DVI and a HDMI cable for that! :pt1cable: 
July 25, 2008 2:16:09 AM

I'm sure you would..
But I'm serious on the quality of the cable and what type. My pc is costing me $3200 so what's another $100 for video cable that will compliment the video and monitor?
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July 25, 2008 2:28:22 AM

It makes no difference, I can't remember where, but a site tested a comparison of a 12 ft. monster cable vs. a standard 12 f t. HDMI cable and there was no difference in picture. Any HDMI cable or DVI cable should do just fine. As far as DVI vs. HDMI, HDMI is basically just like DVI with audio built in, so DVI is just fine if you don't need to send sound to your monitor.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 2:29:21 AM

Just get a basic, standard DVI cable. For the length we're talking about, it shouldn't matter. The Dell comes with one that is perfectly adequate. The only reason for getting high quality (I.E. Monster) DVI or HDMI cables is for relatively long cable lengths, where signal degradation could take place (>10 feet).

Oh, and don't bother with HDMI. It's actually lower signal quality than a good DVI, and more expensive.
July 25, 2008 2:35:37 AM

cjl said:
Just get a basic, standard DVI cable. For the length we're talking about, it shouldn't matter. The Dell comes with one that is perfectly adequate. The only reason for getting high quality (I.E. Monster) DVI or HDMI cables is for relatively long cable lengths, where signal degradation could take place (>10 feet).

Oh, and don't bother with HDMI. It's actually lower signal quality than a good DVI, and more expensive.


Thanks for the input guys!

IF I were to get a Monster brand cable should I get the DVI400 or a different brand. I'm a bit confused about the DVI single link or dual link stuff.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 2:54:39 AM

Forget the Monster. All you're paying for is the name. Just use the cable that comes with the monitor. It will give you the same quality connection as the Monster.
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 2:56:23 AM

Dual link is necessary for higher resolution (>2048x1536). Yours will be fine with single link. 30" monitors normally require the dual link variety. The monitor will come with a perfectly capable single link connector. As I said before, unless you are running over 10 feet of cable, I wouldn't bother with monster. It is higher quality, true, but any of them will transmit the signal with no loss over the distances that a monitor cable usually runs.
July 27, 2008 1:27:52 PM

For the resolution he's going to use He needs a dual link (1920x1200 and up) cable and you don't need to pay over $30 for a good cable.
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